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Like Sbarro, Will You Be the Next Domino to Fall?

Understanding trends is the most important part of planning. Yet, most business planning focuses on internal operations and how to improve them, usually neglecting trends and changes in the external environment that threaten not only sales and profits but the business’ very existence. Continue reading

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The Current State of Open Innovation

I spent a thoroughly enjoyable two days recently at the Open Innovation Forum in Baltimore. It had a packed agenda, including lots of opportunity to network and uncover the “state of the nation” of Open Innovation. My conclusion is that.. Continue reading

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The Smart Leadership Lessons from Facebook

Facebook acquired WhatsApp, a company with at most $300M revenues, and 55 employees, for $19billion. That’s billion – with a “b.” An astonishing figure that is second only to HP’s acquisition of market leader Compaq, which had substantial revenues and profits, as tech acquisitions. Continue reading

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Paul Hobcraft reports on the effects of being in an innovation vortex. Continue reading

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Innovation Sighting: Task Unification Saves Lives & Money

Philips North America announced Fosmo Med, developer of the Maji Intravenous (IV) saline bag, as the grand prize winner of the first-ever Philips Innovation Fellows competition, revealing the technology as the next big, meaningful innovation in health and well-being. Continue reading

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Taking on Showrooming – Full Speed Ahead

Scott Bowden looks at recent shifts from showrooming to “reverse showrooming” with examples from Best Buy and Target. Continue reading

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Beggin’s Spooktacular Canines

With Halloween festivities in full swing, a growing trend of dressing up 4-legged friends in Halloween costumes is evident both, online and in real life. Hundreds of costumed canines strolled in Tompkins Square Park in New York City on October 26th for the Halloween Dog Parade, the biggest and most highly competitive costume contest for dogs in NYC. Continue reading

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