Category: Interviews

Making the Change to Proudly Found Elsewhere

I had the opportunity to interview Chris Thoen back when he was the Director of Innovation & Knowledge Management at P&G about the challenges of shifting an organization as big as P&G from closed innovation to open innovation, and the P&G Connect + Develop program. Dr. Thoen was a twenty year P&G veteran who started his career as a research scientist in the Fabric & Home Care division and now heads up the Global Open Innovation Office, also known as Connect + Develop. Continue reading

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Balancing Intuition with Analysis

I had the opportunity to interview Roger Martin, the author of “The Design of Business” about the challenges companies face when they fail to balance analytical thinking with intuitive thinking. We also discuss a variety of other innovation topics including: barriers to innovation, education, and risk taking. Roger Martin has served as Dean of the Rotman School of Management since 1998. He is an advisor on strategy to the CEO’s of several major global corporations. Continue reading

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Part 3 of 3 – Building a Systemic Innovation Capability

I had the opportunity to interview Rowan Gibson, co-author of “Innovation to the Core” about the book and about creating a systemic innovation capability inside organizations. Rowan Gibson is a global business strategist, a bestselling author, an expert on radical innovation, and an Innovation Excellence co-founder. Continue reading

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Part 2 of 3 – Building a Systemic Innovation Capability

I had the opportunity to interview Rowan Gibson, co-author of “Innovation to the Core” about the book and about creating a systemic innovation capability inside organizations. Rowan Gibson is a global business strategist, a bestselling author, an expert on radical innovation, and an Innovation Excellence co-founder. Continue reading

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Part 1 of 3 – Building a Systemic Innovation Capability

I had the opportunity to interview Rowan Gibson, co-author of “Innovation to the Core” about the book and about creating a systemic innovation capability inside organizations. Rowan Gibson is a global business strategist, a bestselling author, an expert on radical innovation, and an Innovation Excellence co-founder. Continue reading

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The Enemy of Innovation - Eliminating Variation

I recently had the opportunity to interview Jeff DeGraff in advance of his appearance at Pipeline 2012 on May 10, 2012. Jeff DeGraff is Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Continue reading

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Towards a New Model for Innovation - design inside

Nicolas Bry interviews Brigitte Borja de Mozota on “design thinking” and her experiences working between design & business: Design Research, Design Management, and Business. Continue reading

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