Category: Interviews

Are You An Innovation Bus Driver?

In a recent interview in Adam Bryant’s Corner Office column in the New York Times, Ken Rees, the CEO of Think Finance, identifies several nuggets of insight for the innovation practitioner. Continue reading

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An Innovation Strategy is Critical

I had the opportunity to interview Susan Harman, Manager of Open Innovation, about open innovation strategy, importance of an innovation culture, some of the barriers to innovation success, and even some thoughts on the educational system. Here is the text from the interview: Continue reading

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Innovation Cannibalism

Peter Cook speaks with Mark Lambert about his controversial thesis that innovation eats itself. Continue reading

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Look for Lightning

We’ve been interviewing a lot lately, trying to fill key positions. We have been inundated with well-qualified people seeking exile from soul-crushing corporate cultures and large, global consultancies where they feel like a machine part.
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Cleaning Your Open Innovation House

I had the opportunity to interview Navin Kunde, Partnerships Manager for The Clorox Company, about open innovation strategy, importance of an innovation culture, and the necessary skills to successfully lead innovation. Here is the text from the interview: Continue reading

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Accelerating Innovation at Dow Corning

I had the opportunity to interview Marjorie Dwane, the Business Development Group Manager in the Innovation Accelerator for Dow Corning’s Specialty Chemicals Business, about open innovation strategy, the importance of an innovation culture, and skills managers will need to achieve innovation success. Here is the text from the interview: Continue reading

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Game-Changing Innovation, Xerox, and True Collaboration

I had the opportunity to interview Denise Fletcher, Vice President Innovation, Healthcare Payer & Insurance of ACS (A Xerox company) and Paul Austin, PhD, Principle Researcher for Xerox Innovation group last year, about open innovation participation, strategies, and barriers to innovation success.
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