Category: Feature Of The Week

 Indiana Innovation - Attention from Salesforce and Beyond

Last year’s acquisition of Indianapolis’ ExactTarget by Salesforce for $2.5 billion helped Indiana get national attention, credibility and capital as becoming a center for innovation. Continue reading

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Gloria Flores on Pluralistic Networks

Gloria Flores, CEO of Pluralistic Networks and the daughter of renowned innovator Dr. Fernando Flores, talks about his influence, and how she has built her company and the game-based course she developed – Working Effectively in Small Teams. Continue reading

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10 Powerful Takeaways - Chief Innovation Officer Summit San Francisco

This is exactly what I found at the CIO conference in San Francisco last week…generating new ways to apply different approaches to business, learning, collaboration and innovation through experimentation.

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The Value of Veterans as Innovators

In celebration of the United States Fourth of July holiday, commemorating the birth of America and democracy, we share Jim Herdt’s TedX talk on Veterans and communities. Continue reading

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Innovation Management Fuels NPD Success

New product development exists in just about every company, yet the success rates for developing new products is often abysmal. Learn how adopting a structured innovation management process contributes to successful new product development. Continue reading

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UK Public View on Innovation

On a personal note: I would very much like to see such a survey like this conducted in other countries. I have recently spent 3 years in the USA and I think the results would be very different, as I found a lot less caution and more bravado involving innovation than I’ve come across in Europe. Continue reading

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2014 GE Innovation Barometer Sees Disruption-Ready Mindset

It’s been a big couple of weeks for the disruption-in-the-business world zeitgeist. The New York Times Innovation Report got leaked. Harvard Professor Jill Lepore’s piece in the New Yorker has caused ripples because it essentially attacks Clay Christensen’s theories as “poor prophets” of the future. Whitney Johnson wrote a terrific rebuttal, Has the Theory of Disruption Hit Puberty. In the midst of this fray, GE published its 2014 Innovation Barometer. If you like research on the state of innovation (and we do) — this is for you. Continue reading

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