Course curriculum

  • 1

    Pre-Work

    • Initial Survey

    • CPI Workbook (Optional Reference)

    • DUE: Team Charter

  • 2

    Extra Resources (optional)

    • The Innovation Code

    • The Creative Mindset

  • 3

    Week 1

    • WEEK 1 Announcements & Syllabus

    • CPI VIDEO - Practice Prismatic Thinking

    • CPI VIDEO - How to Think About Growth

    • ARTICLE: "Build an Innovation Engine in 90 Days"

    • ARTICLE: "You Need an Innovation Strategy"

    • QUIZ: Prismatic Thinking

    • DUE: Week 1 Discussion

  • 4

    Week 2

    • WEEK 2 Syllabus

    • CPI - Assess to Progress

    • READING: "Innovation as a Learning Process: Embedding Design Thinking"

    • READING: "Design Thinking"

    • 02: How to Think About Growth (QUIZ)

  • 5

    Week 3

    • WEEK 3 Announcements & Syllabus

    • CPI - Creative Thinking

    • CPI - Case Study

    • READING: "Creativity and the Role of the Leader"

    • READING: "Mastering the Five Levels of Creativity"

    • 03: Sources of Innovation (QUIZ)

    • DUE FRIDAY: Bi-Weekly Discussion

  • 6

    Week 4

    • Week 4 Announcements

    • WEEK 4 Syllabus

    • 04: Set High Quality Targets (QUIZ) - Due Tuesday 10/12

    • Reflections on Target Market Pitch

    • CPI - Sources of Innovation

    • READING: "The 12 Different Ways for Companies to Innovate"

    • READING: "Using the Crowd as an Innovation Partner"

  • 7

    Week 5

    • WEEK 5 Syllabus

    • CPI - Set High Quality Targets

    • READING: "Reinventing Your Business Model"

    • WEEK 5 > Reading #1 > Discussion Questions

    • READING: "Moon Shots for Management"

    • WEEK 5 > Reading #2 > Discussion Questions

    • 05: Enlist Deep and Diverse Domain Expertise (QUIZ)

  • 8

    Week 6

    • WEEK 6 Syllabus

    • CPI 5 - Enlist Deep and Diverse Domain Expertise

    • READING: "Deep Smarts"

    • WEEK 6 > Reading #1 > Discussion Questions

    • READING: "Managing Yourself: Collaborating with Creative Peers"

    • WEEK 6 > Reading #2 > Discussion Questions

    • 06: Take Multiple Shots on Goal (QUIZ)

  • 9

    Week 7

    • WEEK 7 Syllabus

    • CPI - Take Multiple Shots on Goal

    • READING: "Blue Ocean Strategy"

    • READING: "Building Breakthrough Businesses Within Established Organizations"

    • WEEK 7 > Reading #2 > Discussion Questions

    • WEEK 7 > Reading #1 > Discussion Questions

    • 07: Learn from Experience and Experiments (QUIZ)

  • 10

    Week 8

    • WEEK 8 Syllabus

    • 08: Creative Thinking (QUIZ)

    • CPI - Learning from Experience and Experiments

    • READING: "Strategy as Simple Rules"

    • READING: "The Innovation Value Chain"

    • WEEK 8 > Reading #1 > Discussion Questions

    • WEEK 8 > Reading #2 > Discussion Questions

  • 11

    Week 9

    • WEEK 9 Syllabus

    • 09: How to Win a Bar Fight (QUIZ)

    • CPI - Gaining Buy-In

    • READING: "The Seven Deadly Sins of Innovation Leader"

    • READING: "The 5 Myths of Innovation"

    • WEEK 9 > Reading #1 > Discussion Questions

    • WEEK 9 > Reading #1 > Discussion Questions

  • 12

    Week 10

    • WEEK 10 Syllabus

    • 10: Assess to Progress (QUIZ)

    • CPI - Innovation Processes

    • READING: "Is It Real? Can We Win? Is It Worth Doing? Managing Risk and Reward in an Innovation Portfolio"

    • WEEK 10 > Reading #1 > Discussion Questions

  • 13

    Week 11

    • WEEK 11 Syllabus

    • 11: Innovation Processes (QUIZ)

    • CPI - Evaluating and Measuring Innovation

    • READING: "Why Every Project Needs a Brand"

    • WEEK 11 > Reading #1 > Discussion Questions

  • 14

    Week 12

    • 12: Evaluating and Measuring Innovation (QUIZ)

    • WEEK 12 SYLLABUS

    • CPI - Connecting the Dots

  • 15

    Weekly Drip Quizzes

    • 13: Connect the Dots (QUIZ)