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It’s no longer just enough for brands to use social like as if it’s just another media channel. A brand’s uniqueness, actions, and ideals will be the main differentiator in those that truly make a lasting connection with people. Continue reading

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Great Innovators Pick the Right Moment

The right moment to get support for a breakthrough innovation project in your company is when doing nothing is a bigger risk. Pick the right moment. Continue reading

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Research: Employee Engagement in the Innovation Process

Last August, we introduced the key theme of the next IX Research report: the role employee engagement plays in the innovation process. We started with a premise that innovation thrives in organizations that have established a culture of innovation. But what exactly does “a culture of innovation” mean? We hypothesized that an indispensable element of this culture is… Continue reading

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How Big Ideas Are Built

Companies often ask themselves why their innovation efforts seem to produce so few truly game-changing ideas. Why are they mostly getting only lukewarm suggestions for incremental improvements rather than radical new concepts for revolutionizing their industries? How can an organization get dramatically better at generating big, breakthrough ideas? Continue reading

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Design Your Own Drone, Robot or Machine for Good Competition

ALL FOR ENTRIES: We are seeking design IDEAS that are socially, ecologically and technologically relevant to humanitarian causes. The competition will be held April 23 at the Anti-Summit-beta at the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, with 50K in prizes awarded. Apply by April 6th. Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons Not to Innovate

I’ve been meaning to write this article for more than a year, after a dialog I was part of with the CEO of a leading online travel site where I heard him say that the company wasn’t focused on innovation, that it wasn’t the right time to focus on innovation. This is despite the fact that the organization lists innovation as one of the company’s core values… Continue reading

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The Cloud, the Fence, and the Stretch Factor

The cloud was on Time Warner Cable’s radar. Sitting outside their core business of television, phone, and internet services, cloud computing held the potential for significant new-to-company demand. But cloud computing is not a new-to-the-world business, and with a field of established incumbents, entering into the market was a risky proposition. Continue reading

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