06.19.14
INNOVATION IS NOT A DEPARTMENT
WE BELIEVE INNOVATION IS
THE CREATION OF NOVEL IDEAS
AND METHODS TO MAKE
AMAZING THINGS.
2
NOT JUST DOING
THE SAME THINGS BETTER.
3
INNOVATION IS THE RESULT
OF THINKING AND DOING
THINGS DIFFERENTLY.
4
INNOVATION IS WORK.
5
IT TAKES COMMITMENT.
6
AND IT’S A HABIT
MORE THAN IT’S A JOB.
7
WHICH IS WHY WE BELIEVE.
8
INNOVATION IS NOT A DEPARTMENT.
9
INNOVATIONITMARKETING HR FINANCE
CEO
WE BELIEVE INNOVATION
SHOULD NOT BE ASSIGNED.
10
INNOVATION SHOULD BE
AT THE HEART
OF EVERYONE’S JOB.
11
INNOVATION
INVENTION
IMPROVEMENT
12
AND THE HEART IS EITHER BEATING OR IT ISN’T
SO HOW DO WE KEEP
THE HEART BEATING STRONG?
13
14
THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
1. BE INTERESTED.
15
THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
NOT INTERESTED IN YOURSELF.
16
INTERESTED IN WHERE THINGS ARE
HEADED AND WHAT IT MEANS.
17
18
INTERESTED IN DOING
SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
1. BE INTERESTED.
19
THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
1. BE INTERESTED.
20
2. LOOK OUTWARD.
THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
WHEN WE LOSE INTEREST
IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD,
INNOVATION DISAPPEARS.
21
POLICIES & POLITICS CREATE WALLS
22
23
INNOVATORS NEED FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT
1. BE INTERESTED.
24
2. LOOK OUTWARD.
THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
1. BE INTERESTED.
25
2. LOOK OUTWARD.
3. INVITE (AND TOLERATE) CREATIVE PEOPLE.
THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
COMPARED TO OTHERS,
CREATIVE PEOPLE ARE MORE…
HERE’S THE CATCH
• NON-CONFORMING
• DOMINANT
• HOSTILE
• IMPULSIVE
26 Source...
• OPEN TO NEW EXPERIENCES
• SELF-CONFIDENT
• SELF-ACCEPTING
• DRIVEN
• AMBITIOUS
ON THE OTHER HAND
27 Source: http://www.n...
IF
AND
THEN
28
COMPANIES
INNOVATION
COMPANIES
BOTTOM LINE
INNOVATION
CREATIVITY
CREATIVE PEOPLE
REQUIRE
REQUIRES
REQUIRE
SO INVITE CREATIVITY TO EVERY ROLE
29
CFO
1. BE INTERESTED.
30
2. LOOK OUTWARD.
3. INVITE (AND TOLERATE) CREATIVE PEOPLE.
THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
1. BE INTERESTED.
31
2. LOOK OUTWARD.
3. INVITE (AND TOLERATE) CREATIVE PEOPLE.
4. SUSPEND DISBELIEF.
THE FIVE HABITS OF I...
WHEN WE FOCUS TOO MUCH ON
HOW NEW IDEAS WON’T WORK…
32
WE LOSE SIGHT OF HOW
NEW IDEAS MIGHT WORK.
33
AND YOU KNOW WHO
DOESN’T MAKE THAT MISTAKE?
34
THIS
35
COMPETITION
THAT
THINKS
DIFFERENTLY.
1. BE INTERESTED.
36
2. LOOK OUTWARD.
3. INVITE (AND TOLERATE) CREATIVE PEOPLE.
4. SUSPEND DISBELIEF.
THE FIVE HABITS OF I...
1. BE INTERESTED.
37
2. LOOK OUTWARD.
3. INVITE (AND TOLERATE) CREATIVE PEOPLE.
4. SUSPEND DISBELIEF.
5. BET THE GARDEN, N...
THIS
INVEST SMALL IN MANY IDEAS
$1M
38
20 X $50K
NOT THAT
BECAUSE MANY IDEAS WILL FAIL
39
BUT YOU HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE
40
TO DO GREAT THINGS.
41
LET’S MAKE SOMETHING GREAT TOGETHER.
42
DON@GOKARTLABS.COM @DONSMITHMIER DON SMITHMIER
43
WE GROW BUSINESSES.
(AS A TEAM)
THANK YOU.
44
WE GROW BUSINESSES
Dream big. Implement Small. Invent now.
Bet the garden, not the farm.
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Innovation Is Not a Department

  1. 06.19.14 INNOVATION IS NOT A DEPARTMENT
  2. WE BELIEVE INNOVATION IS THE CREATION OF NOVEL IDEAS AND METHODS TO MAKE AMAZING THINGS. 2
  3. NOT JUST DOING THE SAME THINGS BETTER. 3
  4. INNOVATION IS THE RESULT OF THINKING AND DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY. 4
  5. INNOVATION IS WORK. 5
  6. IT TAKES COMMITMENT. 6
  7. AND IT’S A HABIT MORE THAN IT’S A JOB. 7
  8. WHICH IS WHY WE BELIEVE. 8
  9. INNOVATION IS NOT A DEPARTMENT. 9 INNOVATIONITMARKETING HR FINANCE CEO
  10. WE BELIEVE INNOVATION SHOULD NOT BE ASSIGNED. 10
  11. INNOVATION SHOULD BE AT THE HEART OF EVERYONE’S JOB. 11
  12. INNOVATION INVENTION IMPROVEMENT 12 AND THE HEART IS EITHER BEATING OR IT ISN’T
  13. SO HOW DO WE KEEP THE HEART BEATING STRONG? 13
  14. 14 THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  15. 1. BE INTERESTED. 15 THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  16. NOT INTERESTED IN YOURSELF. 16
  17. INTERESTED IN WHERE THINGS ARE HEADED AND WHAT IT MEANS. 17
  18. 18 INTERESTED IN DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
  19. 1. BE INTERESTED. 19 THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  20. 1. BE INTERESTED. 20 2. LOOK OUTWARD. THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  21. WHEN WE LOSE INTEREST IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD, INNOVATION DISAPPEARS. 21
  22. POLICIES & POLITICS CREATE WALLS 22
  23. 23 INNOVATORS NEED FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT
  24. 1. BE INTERESTED. 24 2. LOOK OUTWARD. THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  25. 1. BE INTERESTED. 25 2. LOOK OUTWARD. 3. INVITE (AND TOLERATE) CREATIVE PEOPLE. THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  26. COMPARED TO OTHERS, CREATIVE PEOPLE ARE MORE… HERE’S THE CATCH • NON-CONFORMING • DOMINANT • HOSTILE • IMPULSIVE 26 Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15647135
  27. • OPEN TO NEW EXPERIENCES • SELF-CONFIDENT • SELF-ACCEPTING • DRIVEN • AMBITIOUS ON THE OTHER HAND 27 Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15647135 COMPARED TO OTHERS, CREATIVE PEOPLE ARE MORE…
  28. IF AND THEN 28 COMPANIES INNOVATION COMPANIES BOTTOM LINE INNOVATION CREATIVITY CREATIVE PEOPLE REQUIRE REQUIRES REQUIRE
  29. SO INVITE CREATIVITY TO EVERY ROLE 29 CFO
  30. 1. BE INTERESTED. 30 2. LOOK OUTWARD. 3. INVITE (AND TOLERATE) CREATIVE PEOPLE. THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  31. 1. BE INTERESTED. 31 2. LOOK OUTWARD. 3. INVITE (AND TOLERATE) CREATIVE PEOPLE. 4. SUSPEND DISBELIEF. THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  32. WHEN WE FOCUS TOO MUCH ON HOW NEW IDEAS WON’T WORK… 32
  33. WE LOSE SIGHT OF HOW NEW IDEAS MIGHT WORK. 33
  34. AND YOU KNOW WHO DOESN’T MAKE THAT MISTAKE? 34
  35. THIS 35 COMPETITION THAT THINKS DIFFERENTLY.
  36. 1. BE INTERESTED. 36 2. LOOK OUTWARD. 3. INVITE (AND TOLERATE) CREATIVE PEOPLE. 4. SUSPEND DISBELIEF. THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  37. 1. BE INTERESTED. 37 2. LOOK OUTWARD. 3. INVITE (AND TOLERATE) CREATIVE PEOPLE. 4. SUSPEND DISBELIEF. 5. BET THE GARDEN, NOT THE FARM. THE FIVE HABITS OF INNOVATORS
  38. THIS INVEST SMALL IN MANY IDEAS $1M 38 20 X $50K NOT THAT
  39. BECAUSE MANY IDEAS WILL FAIL 39
  40. BUT YOU HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE 40
  41. TO DO GREAT THINGS. 41
  42. LET’S MAKE SOMETHING GREAT TOGETHER. 42 DON@GOKARTLABS.COM @DONSMITHMIER DON SMITHMIER
  43. 43 WE GROW BUSINESSES. (AS A TEAM)
  44. THANK YOU. 44
  45. WE GROW BUSINESSES Dream big. Implement Small. Invent now. Bet the garden, not the farm.

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