Category: Feature Of The Week

Stop Innovating

Your corporate culture is where innovation goes to die. It’s easier and more fun to do workshops than to actually innovate, because innovation involves risk, and the culture doesn’t support taking risks. Continue reading

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How Brewery Ommegang battled to conquer new kingdoms while keeping current subjects loyal and inspired by creating the Game of Thrones Beer series in collaboration with HBO. Continue reading

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Amazon Echo - Is anyone listening?

Today Amazon launched the Echo – an internet appliance with voice recognition and response designed to be to your living room what Siri and Cortana are to your pocket. It is a bold move for Amazon in the wake of their disastrous market entry into the phone market with the Amazon Fire phone, and whether by luck or by design represents more of what customers are likely to give Amazon permission to… Continue reading

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An Innovation Conversation with Fahrenheit212

Our interview with Fahrenheit 212 ultimately referenced: innovation’s star turn from interesting to imperative; the maturation of the category; the growing prominence and pitfalls of the RFP, Abraham Lincoln, unicorn sightings, the pursuit of a model that creates innovators in addition to innovations, and oh yes, their mantra, “the Money and the Magic”.
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Introducing Healthovate - the State of Innovation in Healthcare

Healthovate, the newest book from the IXL Center, covers the exciting new innovations across the continuum of care, not only treating a diagnosed disease or condition but in wellness, nutrition, exercise, with access provided through mobile / m-health solutions and more distributed “outlets” closer to where people live. Continue reading

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Crossing the Innovation Chasm – Geek Squad Founder Robert Stephens

Best Buy acquired the then startup Geek Squad which had been founded by entrepreneur Robert Stephens in 1994. During a recent interview Robert shared his story of entrepreneurship, risk taking, acquisition strategies, his pick for Most Visionary CEO, and an expensive 99 cent burrito. Continue reading

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Insights - the Raw Material for Big Ideas

There is actually a front end to the front end of innovation. Before you start ideating, you need a set of really novel strategic insights. These are like the raw material out of which exciting innovation breakthroughs are built. Continue reading

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