The 2015 edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII), co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), puts China in 29th place as an innovative economy, leading the pack of middle-income nations that trail the “usual suspects” perennially found at the top of the index.
If there is one thing the financial world is not short of it’s financial technology start-ups, incubators, ‘sandboxes’ and innovation centres. The intense interest in financial technology start-ups and innovation is a natural evolution of technology in the financial world. First institutions built their own infrastructures, applications and services, then they bought them from vendors and many eventually outsourced some technologies and operations to third parties.
How many uses can you think of for a paperclip in three minutes? If you’re average, you’ll probably be able to drum up 10 or perhaps 20 different uses. I came up with 11. The somewhat famous paperclip test was […]
Are private companies more innovative than public companies? What happens to an innovative start-up which goes public? Will the same team of people who were so agile and entrepreneurial in the start-up become even more innovative once they have some capital and recognition behind them? Apparently not.
The world has seen major innovations in health services over the past several years. These advances are enabling reimagined business models that deliver better services and care. The resulting transformation spans across not only healthcare, but also research, law, public services, and insurance sectors. This begs the question: Who benefits from the innovation and who cares?
For almost a decade, I worked with professional service firms developing sales, marketing and account management strategies that would help them grow. One thing I had a tough time wrapping my head around was why so few firms were open to innovation.
This is a great idea in theory, and obviously one that educators should think about, but often I hear that there is no money to make this happen in schools. How are we to provide this type of opportunity in organizations where resources are scarce? Where does theory become reality?
Innovate together! Your ideas in the heart of the company. As a student, you look at problems with a fresh and creative look. Therefore innovative companies like to challenge you to come up with cutting-edge ideas through a structured design and feedback process.
Dans les précédents articles, nous avons souligné quelques avantages de la captation et l’analyse des insights marchés et produits fournis par les clients, et nous avons expliqué comment le mode d’intégration du client doit être cohérent avec votre stratégie d’innovation. A présent, nous allons aborder l’intégration des clients à votre processus d’innovation plus en détail.
This article was motivated by the Harvard Business Review September 2015 Issue that introduced the concept of Design Thinking as a central theme for a series of articles. The articles focused more on the evolution of Design Thinking and presented numerous examples on how organisations have changed to embrace Design Thinking as a central orientation to how they innovate and deliver solutions to the market.
Innovation can come from anywhere, from the streets of Shanghai to the R&D labs of Silicon Valley. But for philanthropic organizations and donors, figuring out how to find breakthrough ideas that can solve today’s most pressing social and environmental problems can be a daunting challenge. Sourcing social innovation in a systematic way can be even harder.
Based on a TED talk by cultural analyst Sherry Turkle, titled ‘Connected, But Alone?’, writer and animator Shimi Cohen shares a fascinating animation presenting the idea of how the nature of online social networks and technology ironically makes us more lonely than ever.
Yes you can get everyone at your company to put aside some time to contribute ideas toward your new idea management system. It takes more than rolling out the new innovation management software to be a success; but it isn’t that hard either. You just have to let people know the new standard here at our company is that everyone is contributing ideas. No one likes to be left behind, the crowd will follow.
By Phil HillMore Posts (366) The overuse of Clayton Christensen’s disruptive innovation theory has rightly been criticized in education circles for years. I say rightly in that judging a non-commodity public good with the same theory as disk drives is … Continue reading →
We frequently hear things like, “The next mobile device will have an X percent bigger screen than the last one.” Do these things sound impressive anymore? Not in a world where a new device update hits the market every couple of months, if not weeks. At the recent Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), people weren’t
It’s something I’ve been speaking with representatives from state and federal government about throughout the year. Since his announcement a few articles have discussed how great this will be for startups and small business – no doubt. But to really foster innovation we need everyone on-board, people need to know why it can be great for them as individuals. I think a couple of parts of the narrative are missing to achieve this.
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