François Jullien is a brilliant French philosopher, professor at Paris Diderot University, and heading the chair for Alterity: he likes to take one step back, immersing himself in a different culture, and then come back to his initial matter. That’s what he did with China, adopting Chinese point of view before coming back to Europe, identifying gaps, and questioning back European way of thinking, raising the ‘unconsidered’, what is not currently being thought over. He just published… Continue reading
Two weeks ago I joined several hundred others at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel for this year’s edition of the Chief Innovation Officer Summit, New York.
The agenda showcased a host of diverse and compelling speakers including, among many other notables, GE’s Chief Scientist, NASA’s Chief Knowledge Officer, WalmartLabs Innovation Lead, Gap’s Dean of Innovation, and Samsung’s Chief Innovation Officer. As you’d expect, several powerful threads and themes emerged across the two days… Continue reading
Alekasandro Grabulou, director of innovation & development of Philips, talks about key tools for redefining the role of innovation in a fast-paced era. Philips is a leader is health care, consumer lifestyle, and lighting. And, they fused their front end and back end innovation efforts, with great results and a compelling story. Continue reading
The spaces where conflict and tension meet are where the energy is. “Innovation is at these edges.” Continue reading
Pigeon.ly’s Frederick Hutson is not the usual innovator. He didn’t share the same background as other tech entrepreneurs, but this is what enabled him to solve different problems that nobody else was solving. Continue reading
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