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A series of personal innovation stories from a new book by Luis Solis, “Innovation Alchemists: what every CEO needs to know to hire the right Chief Innovation Officer”. Today’s essay on CULTURE comes from Mike Waite who is President at Menasha Packaging. Continue reading

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Why are we doing innovation, really? Let’s go back to basics…Innovation only makes sense if it has a purpose – a problem to be solved. These are the main questions to ask… Continue reading

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Membership organizations must continuously innovate. “Noble Purpose” is a concept and methodology developed by business leader Lisa McLeod after a lightbulb moment…. Continue reading

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Established by the United Nations in 1981, this inspired day of observance is fast becoming a global celebration of planet Earth’s biggest untapped resource — peace. Continue reading

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Most innovations fail because they don’t get buy-in from the people who take them to market at key points in the process – and in words that motivate them. These marketers and product managers speak the language of money. Continue reading

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In 1996 Steve Jobs expressed strong agreement with a quote he ascribed to Pablo Picasso, Good artists copy; great artists steal. This is a meme with a long pedigree, Continue reading

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Value-based pricing is not just a pricing strategy. It is a go to market strategy. It is a customer-focused approach that touches innovation, segmentation, differentiation, communication and much more. Continue reading

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