From Matthew E. May: One of the most popular innovation blogsites is Braden Kelley’s Blogging Innovation. Braden has a number of well-known contributors—including myself—which makes for varied and interesting reading. His company, Business Strategy Innovation, advises companies both big and small.
Kelley just published the book, Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire: A Roadmap to a Sustainable Culture of Ingenuity and Purpose. I liked the title and found the book to be practical and representative of my own experience in working with companies on innovation strategy and culture change, so I asked him a few questions.
Q: First of all, explain the title.
A: My focus is not on imagining some idealistic, utopian model for innovation, but instead on helping existing organizations (warts and all) identify and remove their unique barriers to innovation—thus making their capacity for innovation burn brighter. My thesis, my going-in proposition, if you will ...
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