Category: Interviews

Solitary Genius to Holistic Design by Patrick Le Quément, Renault Design Creator

A story about evolution of design over time: how it impacts the role of design manager, as innovation becomes a collective adventure. Continue reading

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Innovation Quotes of the Week - July 29, 2012

This week’s compilation of innovation quotes — to inspire and provoke! Continue reading

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Mikel Circus on Consumer-Centric Innovation

Mikel Cirkus Interview before the forthcoming Canadian Consumer Insights and Trend Spotting Conference, August 14-15, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. Speaking on Global Trends for Innovation, Mikel Cirkus is the Global Director of Conceptual Design Group at Firmenich, Flavors Division. Continue reading

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Impact of Culture and Stage Gates on Innovation

I had the opportunity to interview Cor Bosselaar, Portfolio Manager of Corporate Innovation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, about innovation, stage-gate processes and building a balanced innovation portfolio. Cor Bosselaar leads the development and implementation of innovation capabilities at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. In support of accelerating innovation results, their main focus is building and improving Stage-Gate® and portfolio processes. Continue reading

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Innovation Strategy versus Brand Strategy

I had the opportunity to interview Steven Cristol, Founder and Managing Partner of Strategic Harmony® Partners about branding, innovation and sustainability. Strategic Harmony® Partners is a strategy consulting firm, and holds a patent for the first decision model to align and integrate product strategy and brand strategy. Here is the text from the interview: Continue reading

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Innovation with a touch of Jazz and Jambalaya

I had the opportunity to interview Gerard Cox, organizer of the the inaugural Second Line conference. The event is an interactive conference celebrating the New Economy successes and strategies with disruptive innovation, value creation, and sustainable social impact. Set in New Orleans, they brought some of the world’s leading innovators to demonstrate how design, experience, strategy, and technology can be applied to create new markets, exponential growth, and sustainable social impacts. Continue reading

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How do you label innovation?

I had the opportunity a while ago to interview Jeffrey Kaufman, Group Manager (Consumer Insights) at Avery Dennison about the interplay between consumer insights and innovation. Avery Dennison is a recognized industry leader that develops innovative identification and decorative solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Every day. Everywhere. They are probably most well-known for making labels. Continue reading

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