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Next time you fill up at the pump, check for a new sticker: “Contains up to 10% Ethanol.”
It represents “innovative” efforts by Read More
Before the start of any project, do you ask yourself, “Are my team members held accountable? Do they feel a personal responsibility to deliver Read More
Bernard Madoff’s and Scott Rothstein’s Ponzi schemes. Medicaid / Medicare scams. School board officials who sell their votes for cash. Mortgage fraud, foreclosure “robo-signers” and Read More
As leaders search for the next process that will transform their organizations into category leaders, for many – it seems – the answer is close Read More
When it’s all said and done, Innovation is about ROI derived from the alchemy of ideas-to-money. Innovation: everyone wins. With profitable growth come benefits to Read More
Innovation may be vital to creating competitive advantage.
But how costly is ineffective innovation? That is, if a company sets out on a new product Read More
What’s in your IP cupboard?
Progressive companies create innovation teams. They invest countless man-hours, dollars and other resources in investigating and pursuing innovation. Yet they Read More
Feed the beast. Pack the pipeline. Ideation, or Idea management processes/system LTD (long-term development) is essential to the Innovation effort. This is where the future’s Read More
Proper hiring, training and coaching is the way to create, reinforce and enhance company culture and mindset.
This attitude needs to come from the top Read More
Action items that don‘t get done. Incentives that don‘t work. New Product Development (NPD) programs that lose traction, despite the best, brightest, most passionate Innovation Read More
LEARNING FROM ABOVE
When the brightest minds across disparate industries gather to discuss open innovation, parallel – and completely fresh – thinking can emerge.
Two Read More
Innovation needs ownership, a champion within the organization. The champion must convince others to take calculated risks and work a bit – alright, sometimes a Read More
Innovation counselors and organizational consultants alike extol teamwork as the key to shared success. For projects or new initiatives to succeed, it’s said all involved Read More
What is the ultimate goal of process-driven innovation? Open a bottle of Coca-Cola – and read its performance reports – to get a true taste Read More
All Star Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins led Major League Baseball in 2009 with a lofty batting average of .365. In second place is Read More
Innovation is the key to your company’s survival. It is an imperative and it must be an integral part of your organization. Innovation — it Read More
In the pursuit of innovation, many “enlightened” companies try to follow what they believe are established morays and best practices.
They install someone to manage Read More
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