Boston Consulting Group surveyed 3,000 executives worldwide and found out that a growing number of executives were frustrated with the return on their innovation investments.  Top factors contributing to diminished ROI in innovation were:

Difficulty picking right ideas for commercial development.

Long development time.

Lack of internal coordination.

Clearly, somebody needs to talk about idea mapping with these executives!

As promised, two more portraits from the IM workshop in Ft. Lauderdale.  Dreamy Merlin Monro is by Miroslava Litwak; the older gentleman is by Carol Rinaldi.