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10 Creative Myths Debunked

Business creativity is shrouded in unhelpful myths. Greg Orme from my alma mater London Business School cuts his way through the folklore to enable some creating thinking. Continue reading

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Why I Make Robots the Size of a Grain of Rice

By studying the movement and bodies of insects such as ants, Sarah Bergbreiter and her team build incredibly robust, super teeny, mechanical versions of creepy crawlies … and then they add rockets. See their jaw-dropping developments in micro-robotics, and hear about three ways we might use these little helpers in the future. Continue reading

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of February 2015

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our free Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine and email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? Continue reading

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From a presentation we found stalking Yannig Roth, from the Open & User Innovation Conference, at Harvard Business School, with two fellow crowdsourcing researchers from Canada (Prashant Shukla & John Prpic). The talk, titled “Is the World Flat? Unpacking the Geography of Crowd Capital,” presented early results of a research about crowdsourcing participation across the globe Continue reading

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15 Startups to Watch in 2015-2016

Digital analyst Brian Solis assembled a list of 15 startups he believes will stand out this year while also sparking new trends. From the sharing economy to AR/VR to 3D Printing to Messaging to Enterprise Collaboration and more, this list will help you see and appreciate top trends happening in Silicon Valley and around the world now. Continue reading

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What's Big in 2015?

From weak signals to strong ideas, we gathered a list of ten trends we expect to unfold in 2015. Continue reading

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John Mullins

I had the opportunity recently to interview one of my favorite professors from my time at London Business School, John Mullins. John taught a host of great entrepreneurship courses when I was there at LBS and continues to be a great teacher and a prolific writer. His latest book is titled The Customer-Funded Business. This is the second part of a two-part interview with John. Continue reading

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