Category: Research

The 2015 Breakthrough Innovation Report

Nielson released its 2015 BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATION REPORT tthat features best practices from winning brands – with seven specific case studies from Pepsico, Kraft, MillerCoors, Kellogg’s, Nestle Purina, Atkins and L’Oreal Paris. Continue reading

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Big data can help your business make more informed decisions, from development to marketing. Continue reading

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Creating better products is hard. It is the work of a cross-functional team of talented innovators, developers, coders, engineers, manufacturers, marketers, sales people, and many more, that creates products that win the mind and wallet of the consumer. But where is our real challenge with creating successful products? Continue reading

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ASQ June 2015 Cover

There is increasing scholarly interest in how culture impacts creativity. This paper advances a new theoretical model to understand how culture impacts creativity in a global context. We theorize that creativity engagement and success depends on the cultural tightness (the extent to which a country is characterized by strong social norms and low tolerance for deviant behaviors) of both the innovator’s country and the audience’s country as well as the cultural distance between these two countries. Continue reading

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Collective agility seems to require loose coupling, not heavy structures or rules, encouraging a culture of improvisation and constant ‘tinkering’ that comes from not just intelligence, trust and pragmatism but by the knowledge that lies within the community. Continue reading

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Barry Didato, chief investment officer and executive vice president for The Innovation Institute, an international healthcare innovation incubator, provides his research on why investors hesitate when it comes to innovation related to treating children. Continue reading

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Richard Hughes-Jones

I picked up my copy of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey the other day. I remembered that one of Covey’s principles was to begin with the end in mind and I’ve been doing some detailed thinking recently about what my own end is, so to speak. It struck me that there’s some useful lessons in the book about how to grow a business in 2015. Continue reading

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