Posts Tagged ‘Innovation’

117 – How a story illuminates an insight

Gary Klein once said, “Insight is when you unexpectedly come to a better story.” Listen to hear Shawn and Mike Adams exchange and explain the value of insight stories.

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Innovation and execution are often incompatible

Posted by  Paul Honeywell —July 22, 2021
Filed in Anecdotes, Culture, Insight

Anecdote’s Chairman, Paul Honeywell, explores the difference between innovation and execution. The two areas almost always demand different skills, different people, and a different culture.

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115 – Less support gives more liberation

When circumstances change, the vision that brought you success in the past must also change. Listen to hear how a bra manufacturer overcame the challenges of the bra-burning movement of the 1970s.

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111 – Apple devours Blackberry pie slice

Don’t get too fixed in your thinking, be ready to shift or adapt. Listen to hear how one CEO, set in his ways, caused his company’s market share to plummet.

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109 – New corn idea falls on deaf ears

Change is challenging, and you can’t expect everyone to pick it up immediately. Listen to hear the story behind the insight that produced the innovation diffusion theory.

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092 – Seg no way

Posted by  Anecdote International —January 26, 2021
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

What problem is your product solving? Listen to hear how Dean Kamen’s Segway was an overnight success and not much more than that.

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086 – Corporate Storytelling—Innovation with Paul Chapman

How can you utilise story techniques when presenting an innovation? Listen to hear innovation expert, Paul Chapman, share his experiences.

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080 – Crummy early adoption for first bread slicer

Posted by  Anecdote International —October 20, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Insight, Podcast

We all know the saying, ‘the best thing since sliced bread,’ but who invented the bread-slicing machine? Listen to hear Otto Rohwedder’s surprising journey in selling his first bread slicer.

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How to employ story techniques to cultivate innovation

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 15, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication, Culture, Insight

When we hear stories of innovation, we learn what’s possible, what to do, and what to avoid. These eight story-based approaches will cultivate innovation.

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076 – Dome making not an egg-xact science

Posted by  Anecdote International —September 22, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Culture, Podcast

Can you balance an egg on its pointy end? Listen to hear how Brunelleschi revolutionised how we think about innovation with one small egg demonstration.

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