We are joined today by Ron Price and Dr. Evans Baiya, co-authors of The Innovator’s Advantage: Revealing the Hidden Connection Between People and Process. They dive into why they wrote the book, why you must have the right people in each stage of innovation in order to succeed, and why everyone is an innovator. They also introduce us to the three Ps of innovation: purpose, process and people. theinnovatorsadvantage.com
Most innovations fail for one reason: people. Understanding people is the most critical, yet often overlooked, element of successful innovation. Most companies focus instead on the process, and this is where they fall short.
Many books have been written on the topic of innovation, but few (if any) have addressed how to successfully engage people throughout the process.
Today we have a conversation with Dr. Evans Baiya and Ron Price, the authors of The Innovator’s Advantage. They talk about the six stages needed for innovation, the statistics and the why of innovation failure, and how they combined their backgrounds in engineering, innovation, talent development and leadership to identify the role of people in the process.
An interview with Dr. Evans Baiya
Dr. Evans Baiya is a busy man. As the CTO for three companies, a technology and innovation consultant, and a global traveler, Evans has a constant stream of ideas and innovation flowing through his brain. But he wouldn’t have it any other way.
“I have always worked on more than one thing at any given time,” he says. “In fact, I do not remember ever concentrating on one thing at a time.” Read More
Last month Price Associates team member Dr. Evans Baiya travelled to Africa to present at Nairobi Innovation Week. In its second year, the event was well attended and full of innovation and inspiration. We sat down with Dr. Baiya to learn more. Read More
By Dr. Evans Baiya, AllBusiness.com, May 2016
Embracing the latest technology can help companies advance their processes, expand to new markets, improve customer experiences, and even attract younger employees.