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Get Your Innovation On - “Minds On”

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Presentation I gave at Ignite Boston, Thursday September 17th at the Fidelity Center for Advanced Technology (FCAT) - stay tuned for video. It's time for personal and team-based innovation - are you equipped to do the job of innovation, every day?

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Get Your Innovation On - “Minds On”

  1. 1. Get Your Innovation On “Minds On” Brains, brains, everywhere... but are they put to use? Dan Keldsen Consultant & Chief Innovation Officer (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners www.InformationArchitected.com/thinking
  2. 2. When w as the last time your company dedicat ed efforts to improv e thinking? to m ake better decisions? to innovate? (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  3. 3. Who here considers themselves to be innovative or creative?
  4. 4. “I’m not creative” is a poor excuse Everyone is creative - but with different strengths (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  5. 5. Creative Problem Solving Decision Making It’s time to rebuild the foundation of business thinking (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  6. 6. First: It’s about empowering yourself... (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  7. 7. Don’t Fear Tools They MAGNIFY your strengths Same tools that help rocket scientists, Disney, Pixar, gaming, marketing - home of some of the most creative minds in the world - use thinking tools - why wouldn’t you? (why didn’t I?) (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  8. 8. Two Sides of Dan (and the difference 20 years makes) The Artist: The Businessman: “You’re creative or you aren’t “Who needs creativity in - Who needs tools? What’re business? It’s business.” you lookin’ at anyway?” (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  9. 9. Idea Generation Tools (Creative Thinking) Attribute Morphological Force-Fitting SCAMPER Brainstorming Listing Matrix Idea Focusing Tools (Critical Thinking) Paired Hits and Hot Sequencing: Evaluation ALoU Comparison Spots SML Matrix Analysis (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  10. 10. If you don’t have the tools to create and vet ideas... How can you hope to compete with MASTERS of innovation? “That’s not a knife... THIS is a knife” Crocodile Dundee (c) 2009 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  11. 11. For example - Toyota: Source: Matthew E. May Author of “The Elegant Solution” & “In Pursuit of Elegance” (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  12. 12. Second: It’s about making better teams... (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  13. 13. Better Teams (Through Science) What’s your VIEW? Orientation to Change Manner of Processing Explorer Developer External Internal Ways of Deciding Person Task (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  14. 14. Teamwork is a must And guessing which eggs are best is nearly impossible (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  15. 15. Tying Tools to Teams If brainstorming as a team is painful or useless... you’re doing it wrong. (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  16. 16. Third: It’s about magnifying & sustaining the ability to keep changing EVERY DAY (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  17. 17. Because you can’t outrun the future by holding onto the “rules” of the past (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  18. 18. The fact is that for any person or organization to survive in the face of constant & dramatic changes... You MUST be... Always Thinking, Always Teaming... 24/7/365 (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  19. 19. Wrap-up Empower Yourself Create Better Teams Magnify & Sustain Thinking Skills, Always (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners
  20. 20. Let’s get busy Connect & Converse: twitter.com/dankeldsen linkedin.com/in/dankeldsen dk@InformationArchitected.com Interested in better thinking skills? Buzz me. InformationArchitected.com/thinking (c) 2009-2012 Dan Keldsen, Information Architected, Inc., Photo by Net_Efekt. 3rd party trademarks retained by original owners Flickr.com/photos/wheatfields/116810137

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