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Small farmers in Peru build climate resilience with innovation, 'living lab' | Humanitarian News

Small farmers in Peru build climate resilience with innovation, 'living lab' | Humanitarian News | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
A woman gathers potatoes from the field in Huancayo, Peru. A warming climate has slowly forced Andean farmers to seek higher altitudes to plant their crop. Photo courtesy Elmer Ayala A woman gathers potatoes from the field in Huancayo, Peru.
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Are you unintentionally stifling innovation? - Highlight

Are you unintentionally stifling innovation? - Highlight | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
Successful innovation requires ideas, process, resources and support. If you’re missing any one of these, you are setting yourself up for failure. Luckily, there are… (Are you unintentionally stifling innovation?
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Irrespective of the tool, having a process and good governance is must have for successful innovation
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Innovation: Making Inspiration Routine

Innovation: Making Inspiration Routine | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
It's not about brilliance. Valuable new ideas are the product of hard work and smart, disciplined processes.
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Arguments can be made on both sides - but a lite version of this may still work for small companies

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SHIFT CHANGES THE WAY CEMEX WORKS | Management Innovation eXchange

SHIFT CHANGES THE WAY CEMEX WORKS | Management Innovation eXchange | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
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Cemex has always been at the forefront of innovation. It is one of the many case studies that business schools professors love to teach. This one is particularly intriguing given its price tag for pulling it off.

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8 Brilliant Scientific Screw-ups

8 Brilliant Scientific Screw-ups | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
They say that patience is a virtue, but the following eight inventions prove that laziness, slovenliness, clumsiness and pure stupidity can be virtues, too.
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From the history books - light reading for a quick flight

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Bill McDonough and Waste Management form innovation collaborative

Bill McDonough and Waste Management form innovation collaborative | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
Can the famed sustainable designer and America's largest waste hauler help customers close the loop?
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Try The First Recipe Devised By IBM’s Supercomputer Chef

Try The First Recipe Devised By IBM’s Supercomputer Chef | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
There are 318,979,564,000 possible ways to play the first four moves of chess. That may seem like a lot, but in reality, there are only six different pieces on the board that can each move a finite number of ways.
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Explainer: How Corruption Is Strangling U.S. Innovation

Explainer: How Corruption Is Strangling U.S. Innovation | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
Legal bribery is hurting the likes of Uber, Tesla, Airbnb, and Netflix.
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Somewhat provocative, but is true.

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Corporate innovation should resemble start-ups, not replicate them

Corporate innovation should resemble start-ups, not replicate them | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
Corporations are looking towards start-ups to change their corporate innovation processes. While this is positive, cargo cult won't fix them.
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Walk-in kiosks for retail settings will deliver healthcare via telemedicine

Walk-in kiosks for retail settings will deliver healthcare via telemedicine | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
HealthSpot is a small, walk-in telemedicine kiosk designed to deliver access to high-quality healthcare in retail stores and other non-traditional settings.
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Innovations like these are accelerating. Finally healthcare will get an overhaul.

 

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When E.T. and I.T. Meet ID

When E.T. and I.T. Meet ID | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovation is alive and well in India. Just look at these start-ups.
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Social innovation is still a big untapped market

 

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Innovation Excellence | Who Needs Ideation Software?

Innovation Excellence | Who Needs Ideation Software? | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
Many organisations have modern communication tools such as Yammer to connect their employees and allow them to share docs, links and knowledge. A number of these organisations are using such tools for ideation to tackle their challenges.
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Payoffs From GE's Innovation Platform - Forbes

Payoffs From GE's Innovation Platform - Forbes | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
This post was co-authored with Anna Chavis and Jace Moreno, MBA students, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.
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Is Your Innovation Stuck? 5 Ways to Rethink Your Approach - Huffington Post

Is Your Innovation Stuck? 5 Ways to Rethink Your Approach - Huffington Post | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
Is Your Innovation Stuck? 5 Ways to Rethink Your Approach
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Everywhere I go, I hear people talk about disruption and innovation. They desperately want to upend their business and be the champion!
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Brainstorming Doesn't Work. Try 'Brainswarming' Instead

Brainstorming Doesn't Work. Try 'Brainswarming' Instead | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
A new idea-generating technique called Brainswarming is based off the way ants communicate--silently yet effectively.
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Thought provoking - I have not tried this, but I can see the value of thinking alone before actual dialogue with the rest of the team

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Patagonia Launches New Program to Upcycle Flip-Flops | Sustainable Brands

Patagonia Launches New Program to Upcycle Flip-Flops | Sustainable Brands | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
Patagonia has commenced a new remanufacturing program to continuously recycle its flip-flops, which could reduce production waste by nearly a third.
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One company that can make a good business by teaching the rest of the world about sustainability.

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When Lousy Code Strikes, Google Dispatches Its Elite 'Gopher Team' | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

When Lousy Code Strikes, Google Dispatches Its Elite 'Gopher Team' | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
Google's Brad Fitzpatrick is part of the Gopher Team. Photo: Simon Wilson/Flickr Brad Fitzpatrick was using the most routine bit of Google software you
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Innovation is almost always about taking initiative and following a passion.

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Bill Barnett on Competition: Context Drives Choice (and Vice Versa)

Bill Barnett on Competition: Context Drives Choice (and Vice Versa) | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
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Insightful

 

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The Low Cost of Innovation

The Low Cost of Innovation | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
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One missing piece of information here is the breadth of products Oracle/Microsoft have. One can argue that having a variety of products does not matter as long as even a single product is highly profitable. From a risk standpoint, having a variety of products across different industries makes the company less susceptible to sudden change in consumer preferences.
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Breaking the Binary: Policy Guide to Scaling Social Innovation 2013

Breaking the Binary: Policy Guide to Scaling Social Innovation 2013 | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
Breaking the Binary: Policy Guide to Scaling Social Innovation is intended to add a perspective to the global conversation already under way about how we move beyond binary choices in crafting responses to social, economic, and environmental...
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A good framework for governments to act as a catalyst to drive social innovation. The six key elements of the framework are:

1. Engage Market Stakeholders
2. Develop Government Capacity for Action
3. Build Market Infrastructure and Capacity
4. Prepare Enterprises for Growth
5. Grow and Direct Private Capital
6. Review and Refine Policy

 

The main premise is government should act as an enabler and private enterprises will take action if the right infrastructure and incentives are put in place.

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Innovating on multiple fronts

Innovating on multiple fronts | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
This survey asks CEOs from 60 countries how they are innovating on multiple fronts to remain competitive, satisfy customers and grow their business.
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A few good insights! Worth a quick read.

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Kenyan Boy's Invention Scares Off Lions

Kenyan Boy's Invention Scares Off Lions | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
Thirteen-year-old Kenyan Richard Turere faced a serious problem: Hungry lions were attacking his family’s precious herd of cattle. So the enterprising boy came up with an ingeni...
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ingenious, but will the lions adapt over time and ignore the lights?

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Three Pro Tips for Creating Conditions for Social Innovation

Three Pro Tips for Creating Conditions for Social Innovation | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
Three Pro Tips for Creating Conditions for Social Innovation
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Great fan of GOOD

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Innovation Happens in the Gaps - Innovation for Growth

Innovation Happens in the Gaps - Innovation for Growth | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
#innovation happens in the gaps - nice post from @timkastelle http://t.co/aAdqtL5j
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Sustainable innovation requires a rigorous process while balancing it with people's creativity. Supplement the process with the right tools to help creative individuals bring their innovation to fruition.

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Technology Innovation in 2013: A Business and IT Priority | SmartData Collective

Technology Innovation in 2013: A Business and IT Priority | SmartData Collective | Product Innovation | Scoop.it
Our firm has identified six key technologies that give organizations significant competitive advantages: big data, business analytics, business and social collaboration, cloud computing, mobile technology and social media.
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