Doug Collins
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Social Innovation
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Mindjet, Inc.
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Doug Collins serves as an innovation architect. He helps organizations such as The Estee Lauder Companies, Jarden Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, The Procter & Gamble Company, and Ryder System navigate the fuzzy front end of innovation.

Doug develops approaches, creates forums, and structures engagements whereby people can convene to explore the critical questions facing the enterprise. He helps people assign economic value to the ideas and to the collaboration that result.

As an author, Doug explores ways in which people can apply the practice of collaborative innovation in his series Innovation Architecture: A New Blueprint for Engaging People through Collaborative Innovation. His bi-weekly column appears in the publication Innovation Management. Doug serves on the board of advisors for Frost & Sullivan’s Global community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL).

Today, Doug works as senior practice leader at social innovation company Mindjet, where he consults with a range of clients. He focuses on helping them realize their potential for leadership by applying the practice of collaborative innovation.
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I want to understand what design thinking can offer to the practice of collaborative innovation -- and vice versa.

Doug Collins's Blog

We don’t ask very good questions, do we?

Posted on August 24, 2016 at 16:52 0 Comments

Why do people struggle to identify and articulate the question that seemingly is top of mind? The question, which, if asked, might lead to real transformation?…


What the Google Maps Lady Knows: Sustainability, Innovation, and the App Economy

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 15:12 0 Comments

Google Maps has cut my travel time—and the number of miles I drive—by some small, yet significant amount. I hesitate to estimate an overall number for myself. Aside from letting me avoid the occasional, car-idling traffic jam, I suspect it’s a mile here, a mile there, a minute here, a minute there.

Those miles and minutes add up over time, however.…


No “I” in Team, But Two in Innovation

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 14:27 0 Comments

The practice of collaborative innovation is the means by which we realize our potential for leadership. ;

Applying Collaborative Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing: an Example of Lean

Posted on December 10, 2015 at 17:27 0 Comments

Achieving authentic transformation across the manufacturing enterprise can seem as challenging as playing a competitive game of Jenga® in woolen mittens.…


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