Category: Competitions

Start-ups selected by SeedStarsWorld for the final competition in Geneva have pretty much energy to spare. SeedStarsWorld is not so much about mindblowing innovations, ‘coming out of the blue’: start-ups screened from emerging markets address real problems for real people, from e-commerce, and differentiate by a better execution. Continue reading

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The network economy, in which nearly everything is available to nearly everyone, imposes a new requirement on leaders.
This new requirement is at the heart of leadership. It has to do with change, agility, problem-solving ability, the awareness needed to be able to adapt to an increasing complexity Continue reading

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There is increasing scholarly interest in how culture impacts creativity. This paper advances a new theoretical model to understand how culture impacts creativity in a global context. We theorize that creativity engagement and success depends on the cultural tightness (the extent to which a country is characterized by strong social norms and low tolerance for deviant behaviors) of both the innovator’s country and the audience’s country as well as the cultural distance between these two countries. Continue reading

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innovation excellence

Isn’t competition great? It often brings out the best in people, enabling them to do more than they even knew themselves. When ISPIM, the International Society for Professional Innovation Management, launched the Grand Prize 2015, to recognize excellence in innovation management, we had reasonable expectations for what would be submitted. But the entries surpassed our expectations. Continue reading

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Yannig Roth presents some “PepsiCo” branded open innovation initiatives ane a link to the “The State of Crowdsourcing in 2015″ report, which shares some important insights about the state of crowdsourcing, and how it is used for marketing and innovation by leading companies like PepsiCo. Continue reading

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These days, everyone knows that Israel is an innovation powerhouse. The “start-up” nation is now home to many major players in the high tech industry – such as Google, Intel, IBM, Facebook, Microsoft and many others – and was ranked No.5 out of 50 in the Bloomberg Business Global Innovation Index. Continue reading

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Leni Sloane, Laurie Meadoff, Derrick Ashong

The Editors Pick this week is Derrick Ashong’s Take Back the Mic: World Cup of Hip Hop – a global competition for musically inclined youth and their fans. From Ghana originally, Ashong understands that the most powerful way for global youth to find their own powerful original voices is to (have them) Take Back the Mic. This is an IndieGoGo campaign worth checking out and funding. Continue reading

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