A few years ago, Google temporarily made available for public search a web archive from back in 2001. It showed how much has changed. The word YouTube didn’t exist: a search for it “did not match any documents”. The top result for gmail was about a “linux email client for the Gnome desktop”. A search for […]
By David Slocum The Introduction to Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation by Linda A. Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove and Kent Lineback (Boston: Harvard BusinessReview Press, 2014) calls for a different kind of leader who creates organizations both willing and able to innovate. From that innocuous opening, [...]
Progress does not stand still and that just ten years ago could only be seen in science fiction films, is now becoming a reality. Invisible Keyboard – Modern technological developments that can fundamentally change the way the data input into the computer, especially if it is a tablet.
Many organizations are adopting Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing as ways to generate new products or services. Opening up your innovation initiatives to outsiders is seen as more effective than relying solely on your internal R&D or marketing departments. However, because this approach is so new there is a dearth of guidance on how to measure the success of open innovation activities.
INNOVATION is a word that brings to mind small, nimble startups doing clever things with cutting-edge technology. But it is also vital in large, long-established industries—and they do not come much larger or older than agriculture. Farmers can be among the most hidebound of managers, so it is no surprise that they are nervous about a new idea called prescriptive planting, which is set to disrupt their business.
As we draw near to the anniversary of the death and resurrection of Vridar, a time of commemoration and solemn reflection, I ve been thinking again about how easy it was for us to get shut down, simply on suspicion of a
Boston Globe Restaurants with a taste for innovation Boston Globe Lunch time in the Innovation District brings the unusual sight of diners at MC Spiedo picking rustic Italian dishes from rolling carts pushed by waiters in the service style of...
Each member of the MAIM Class of 2014 shares their individual experiences of innovation in the lead up to our Degree Show Exploiting Chaos: Innovation in the Making. Here, Hideki Nagaishi shares what it takes to empower ...
Online Learning From Innovation Management · Article Library ... Truly innovative companies will, in turn, create a mission statement that rests on an entrepreneurial mindset that promotes creative and continuous learning.
On Monday evening I listened to Etienne Klein’s thought-provoking talk at Les [im]pertinents in Paris: “is there a future for the idea of progress?” A physicist and philosopher of science, Klein is a strong advocate of the role of science as an engine of innovation but observes that in our so-called post-modern society the link between science/innovation on the one hand and human progress on the other hand appears to be increasingly tenuous, if not severed, in the minds of people.
Creative marketers use a clever little tool called fusion. Fusion links a product to a message in a creative way that communicates the value inherent in the product. Fusion creates a visual connection between the product and a symbol representing the value. When a customer sees that connection, they instantly understand the message and appreciate the value delivered by the product in a more powerful and subtle way.
Enterprise innovation success seems illusive for large organizations. In the United States, executive leaders frustrated with the slow pace of innovation success are seeking elixirs to step up progress. This article reveals seven highly effective lessons for corporate leaders seeking to declare an innovation victory in the coming years. The answer lies on the “human” side of the equation.
When you ask Executives what they want beyond short profit and revenue growth they’ll likely say ‘more innovation’. Why? Because they face unprecedented business challenges. Let’s look back. The current modern corporation was invented about 100 years ago – at the start of the 20th century. That’s when the big companies were born like the US railroad companies, US Steel, the big banks, IG Farben. Some exist still today (GE).
There is an innovator brain drain going on. The drain is away from larger established firms, which desperately need more innovators, and toward startup firms, which are successfully recruiting a disproportionately high percentage of these prized innovators.
Co-creation is not just a buzzword, it is very real and very much alive. I was curious about how co-creation is practiced in different fields from business, design, the arts to technology in order to identify strategic opportunities for innovation which would be profitable, fun, engaging and developmental for everyone involved.