Tag Archives: Innovation

Innovators: Peter Newell of REI on Co-op Product Innovation

At SXSW 2018 we hosted the official Future of Retail workshop. My colleague Geoff Knox & I  led an enthusiastic group of retail professionals through Clearhead’s PSM framework and  had the opportunity to meet forward-thinkers like Peter Newell; he works on the intersection between product, innovation and technology at REI. Together we discussed how REI thinks about product innovation and test ...

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Digital Transformation is Hurting your Bottom Line

Digital Transformation is all the rage again. How can this be? It even has a “cool” new acronym (DX) in case you don’t want to waste time pronouncing two words. As you may have noticed, digital transformation has been “all the rage” for a decade or so. Perhaps this isn’t necessarily the case, but it occurs to me that this ...

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innovators : interview with michael perman

(this first appeared at Clearhead.me) Earlier this year I ran across a great quote from Michael Perman in Innovation Leader Magazine in which he defined innovation as “the ability to perceive alternative realities and the courage to move toward those visions”. Perman is the former Senior Director of Global Innovation (“Dean of Innovation”) at Gap Inc., and a former executive with ...

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Digital Transformation. Again?

(This post first appeared on Clearhead.me. You should hire us.) You hear someone in your org proclaim “This business needs a real Digital Transformation.” You think to yourself “Again? Already?” Trust us, we’ve been there. We’ve heard the term over and over again in the last ten years. As early as 1997 in fact. As a Director of Online Communications ...

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