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There is no such thing as “risk-free” innovation. But without taking some much needed risks, we as a society would be forever stunted and static rather than curious and dynamic. With just the right blend of logic, suspicion, community, and information, any organization can turn what may seem like a “risky choice” into an innovative game-changing idea. Learn more about the risk adverse culture. Continue reading

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Employee engagement is still lagging, especially among Millennial workers. Here’s how to improve this critical workplace dynamic. Continue reading

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Why big businesses fail at innovation

Nowadays you’ll likely find more than one news story about why big businesses fail at innovation. Here’s a look at the four most common reasons why big businesses fail at innovation. Continue reading

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Innovators, entrepreneurs, managers, team leaders, and business owners are faced with the same challenge every single day that millions of parents of teenage girls are faced with — and that is how to how to BRIDGE THE GAP between you and “that other person”… how to connect… how to engage in a way that works. Continue reading

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VF Corporation created a series of Bright Spots to augment their product mix and sell the innovations inside the company to ensure the innovation eggs hatched in the market. The real goal was to change the culture to accept innovation.
By working with consumer-based insights and using them to change the corporate culture, Soon Yu, the Global VP of Innovation at VF Corporation, speaks about the potency of sharing success stories as innovation champions. Continue reading

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“Entrepreneurs are using a new ‘Technocratic Democracy’ to create multi-billion dollar organisations faster than ever before; and legacy multi-nationals are finding themselves having to transform and rebuild their businesses in ‘mid flight’ in order to compete.” Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons Not to Innovate

I’ve been meaning to write this article for more than a year, after a dialog I was part of with the CEO of a leading online travel site where I heard him say that the company wasn’t focused on innovation, that it wasn’t the right time to focus on innovation. This is despite the fact that the organization lists innovation as one of the company’s core values… Continue reading

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