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Provocative Practices for Getting ‘Unstuck’: Lie, Cheat and Steal Your Way to Innovation Success

Published: 04 September 2018

ID: G00356405

Analyst(s): Erik Van Ommeren, Mary Mesaglio


Innovation-minded CIOs use many formal methods to influence innovation within the organization. But to make the next step, win support or find new solutions, CIOs must sometimes rethink or reposition an innovation initiative. Using thought-provoking accelerators can re-energize innovation.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Lie
  • Steal
  • Shout It Out
  • Go Crazy
  • Spin It
  • Fake It (Until You Make It)
  • Party (Like You Have Nothing to Lose)
  • Cheat
  • Beg
  • Start a Blaze
  • Tip the Scales
  • Break the Speed Limit
  • Force
  • Jump Ship
  • Develop a More Solid Innovation Strategy

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