China the Leaders of Innovation in 2018

China has become amongst the top 20 innovative economies for the first time, whilst the US has dropped 2 places according to the Global Innovation […]

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Harvesting Innovation from the Desert

I had the opportunity to chair the recent Back End of Innovation 2018 conference in Phoenix, Arizona and I thought I would share some of […]

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The Novelty-Value Matrix

There are many definitions of innovation. In my view, there is a qualitative and quantitative component that helps to determine whether something is innovative as defined […]

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Leveraging Your Talent for Innovation

The world is now entering the third wave of digital innovation, leveling up out of the internet & connectivity era into what the World Economic […]

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This Startup Is Leveraging Decades Of Pollution To Help Build a Clean Energy Future

Everywhere you look today, it seems like we’re on the brink of a clean energy revolution. Electric car sales are estimated to have topped a […]

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How to Increase Organization Agility and Speed of Innovation

Doesn’t it feel like change is the word of the year?! We talk so much about the accelerated rate of change; how technology, competition, launching […]

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Conscious Capitalism: Conversation with Selim Bassoul, CEO of Middleby

Please tell me the Middleby Definition of Conscious Capitalism.  We define it as socially responsible business both locally and globally.   How does Middleby use the CC model in its […]

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How Does Amazon Do It? Five Critical Factors That Explain Amazon’s Incredible Success

With Amazon edging towards becoming the world’s first trillion-dollar company, fresh attention is being paid to the factors that could derail its growth. The company […]

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Serendipity for Modern Leaders

This is my 2nd piece on craft and micro-marketing. I have asked Elisabeth Drzaic-Lang, Coach and Entrepreneur, to discuss with me how the way we look […]

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Your Messy Desk May Be Helping You Innovate!

In 1993, advertising legend Jay Chiat announced his radical plans for the office of the future. His agency, Chiat/Day, was already a paragon of creativity […]

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Empowering Teams Through Metrics at Apple

Apple is an iconic brand noted for disruptive innovation. In the heat of the digital revolution that it helped spark, Apple’s products became a portfolio […]

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Io(M)T Challenges

Each day, more and more things get connected, creating an event bigger and bigger smart world creating more and more data that makes us more […]

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How Universities Support Recombinative Innovation

The importance of recombination is something I’ve touched upon numerous times over the years.  Indeed, research suggests that innovations today are much more likely to […]

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Anatomy Of A Breakthrough

When Jim Allison received a call from Dr. Jedd Wolchok, asking him to come to his office, he was puzzled at first. As a researcher, […]

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If at first you don’t succeed…

What do Mickey Mouse, vacuum cleaners, air travel and light-bulbs have in common? More than you’d think , especially if you look to the originators […]

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Team Innovation Is The Secret Sauce To Success

Team innovation is the secret sauce to a business’s success. It creates a strong competitive advantage and helps you go further, faster than the competition. […]

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Conscious Capitalism: Conversation with Raj Sisoda, Part One

Raj Sisoda is the Professor of Global Business, Babson College, Co-founder & Co-Chairman, Conscious Capitalism, Inc. Raj has written ten books and over 100 academic […]

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We Have Learn To Embrace Uncertainty And Confusion

One of the most often told stories about innovation is that of Alexander Fleming and his discovery of penicillin. Returning after a summer holiday in […]

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The Biggest Leadership Failure that Kills Innovation

When I conducted my doctoral research between 2008 and 2010, I found that autonomy was the strongest single factor that companies and leaders control, that […]

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The Single Greatest Source of Innovation According to Apple

As Apple embarks on one of the most aggressive retail makeovers they are signaling a fundamental shift in how companies innovate. What is the single […]

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Paving the Way for Innovation Strategy

The digital landscape is rapidly changing, and technology is advancing in ways that were unfathomable even just a few years ago. As a business, you […]

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The State of Open Innovation Today

Last summer I wrote about an interesting report exploring the extent of open innovation around Europe.  The study, conducted by the European Academic Network for […]

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Mentors, sponsors, coaches and colleagues

Physician burnout is pervasive and appears to be worsening. In fact, in some specialties, residents are burned out even before they have spent their first […]

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5 Ways to Measure Whether Your Idea Will Become a Great One… or Fail Miserably.

“Everything begins with an idea.” Right? Uhhmmm… not really. Instead, everything begins with a problem. Something happens (or doesn’t happen) that highlights a problem that […]

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If You’re Looking To Make A True Breakthrough, Start With The Monkey First

At Google’s X division, the company’s “moonshot factory,” the mantra is “#MonkeyFirst.” The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite […]

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