Author Archives: Julie Anixter

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What do Fedex, the Pope and the Fosbury Flop have in Common? The answer is not just that they’re all iconic disruptors in their own right.  The answer may well go deeper and address our collective yearnings for positive disruption, what it takes to productively embrace, and make disruptive innovation happen , without decimating or getting decimated by it. Innovation Excellence is pleased to announced our newest exclusive online content series:
DISRUPTING Disruptive Innovation:  Lessons from the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards starting Thursday January 29 at 1 p.m. eastern.
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Location, location, location is as true for conferences as it is for Real Estate. Events are engines of economic development for the cities they choose. We’ll be doing more on both – cities and their innovation events this year – bringing you the innovation highlights from both. That’s why we were excited that the Frost & Sullivan Innovation in NPD and Marketing is going to New Orleans! Continue reading

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Creating Innovation Cocktails at #BEI13

Great conferences are a lot like great cocktail parties. We had two kinds of cocktails at the IIR Back End of Innovation in Santa Clara in November. Real-deal parties hosted by Tito’s Vodka, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Vision Services Program, and also by Roche to toast Vivek Wadwha on his new book: Innovating Women. And then a parallel cocktail party stream which lasted for 72 hours and not a drop of liquor was served, because…it was the whole conference…exponential stories and bumper-car meet ups with people who were doing stuff you wanted to know more about…here are a few of the great one liners that suggest why! Continue reading

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Why We Need Conversational Intelligence

I have two questions for our readers for which I do not have the answer. First: How satisfied are you with the overall quality of conversations you have? Second: What can you do to make your conversations more productive? 9 out of 10 conversations miss the mark, we talk past each other, we talk over each other, we trigger each other, then we stop listening. Continue reading

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See Intuit For Real at Back End of Innovation, Nov 19, 2013

It’s all too rare that we get to go behind the scenes, witness and experience what makes a company that is SYNONYMOUS with innovation tick, especially one that has been doing it continuously for thirty years. As a strategic partner to the Back End of Innovation (BEI) conference, we are happy to be giving the IX community early notice that BEI is including on-site experiential learning in the form of BEI Field Trips to three innovation powerhouses (Intuit, Xerox Parc and PayPal.) #BEI13 Continue reading

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America’s Founders demonstrated a high degree of conversational intelligence. What must it have been like to create the innovation that is the US Constitution? What did the Founding Fathers have to do to transform our country’s destiny? Over 100 days, they shared their fierce energies, they listened, they built trust, handled conflict, engaged in negotiation and compromise, and ultimately created a revolutionary form of government. Continue reading

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Using Books as Tools

We are celebrating and shining a spotlight on Books as Tools, tools for innovators, with a series of the same name, and founded in on our belief that books aren’t books. They’re incendiary tools for personal revolution and organizational change. Did we say we plan to go deeper? Small group discussions with authors, explorations of how others use books to create change, and more. Continue reading

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