How can we join forces to innovate in food packaging? How to fasten innovation on demand for the food packaging industry? In the market we see: How can we join forces to innovate on food packaging? And how can we better use each others knowledge and experience?
I am always looking for new ways to be innovative. I love that through Inc, I get the chance to speak with so many experts on innovation, such as Clayton Christensen, Sunni Brown, Adrian Slywotzky and Geoffrey Moore. These experts shake up my initial notions on innovation and inspire me to try new techniques with my company.
Yesterday I had a conversation with some ‘traditional’ business people. They see that there is a need for change and even for systemic change (like in the banking system). But,,,,,,,, yes, there was a but. They said that this kind of change requires a lot of time and can’t be done overnight.
Was reading this article over at Writer’s Digest about how to start a chapter in an engaging manner. The similarities between writing a story and designing an engaging product or service were striking. (Note: When using the word ‘product’ this also includes services) Here are 8 tips for creating products that are innovative and engaging which is always a winning combination.
If you could choose any place and time in history in which to live and realise your creative ambitions, which would you pick? A few years ago, if you’d asked me that question, as a poet, I’d have been spoilt for choice.
Every day, in conference rooms around the world, tens of thousands of brainstorms take place. Workgroups come together (often with trepidation) to generate fresh ideas, solve problems, explore opportunities and identify new ways to achieve success.
Stephen Johnson’s excellent book Where Good Ideas Come From devotes a lot of ink (or pixels if you prefer the digital version) to the correlations between the way we innovate in business and culture and the patterns of innovation we find in biology. “Nature’s innovations” he writes, “rely on spare parts” – they are based on “taking available resources and cobbling them together to create new uses”.
How do you know which SIT tool to use on your product? That is one of the most common questions from my students and workshop participants. One way to decide is to analyze the current products in the category.
From Nanotech to DNA sequencing, large companies and small are changing our world. In the process, they should create jobs — and new investment opportunities. Visit this page often for perspectives on innovation in the Energy, Tech and Health sectors.
The ability to bring about positive disruption within a business has nothing to do with your place on the org chart. Try telling that to most employees. One comment that comes up every time I speak is that the audience participants feel powerless in their large corporations. Generally I am speaking with MBA students or the technical staff of large companies in technology, energy, telecommunications, finance and others. These are highly educated individuals who were hired for their talent, education and innovative thinking.
Business incubators are designed to help technology companies grow in all sorts of ways. Often, those companies need help with management issues, sales and marketing and protection of intellectual property. Many also want the incubator to help them find enough working capital to realize their dream of commercializing their technology.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and entrepreneur, not known for shyness, recently proclaimed New York City as America’s new entrepreneurship capital, roaring past Boston in venture capital and soon to leave Silicon Valley in the dust as the “go...
At Youth day at TEDx Midwest 2011 and we invited hundreds of High School students to experience the same world class speakers that lead the main TED sessions, my two favorites/friends that the kids are enjoying today are Phil Zimbardo talking about Heroes and Dean Kamen on The Future Belongs to the Innovators.