Category: Strategy

How Connected Will Retail Become?

A major theme at NRF this year was the Internet of Things (IoT). The show floor was packed with booths showcasing beacons and talking about how retailers can be more “connected,” “intelligent,” and “smart.” The number of companies sprouting up with products intended to better connect retailers with consumers is overwhelming. Whether you are already implementing these ideas or are still trying to understand where to start, here are some recommendations. Continue reading

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Fighting for Innovation Attention

Apple, Lego, Philips, Samsung, IBM, GSK and, recently, Tata Steel, among many others – all have adopted open innovation initiatives to expand their organizations’ horizons. As competitive advantages enjoy shorter lives and the demand for external creative minds increases, you need to conquer the right audience to generate value. Continue reading

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Compete with No One

Today’s commercial environment is fierce. All companies have aggressive growth objectives that must be achieved at all costs. But there’s a problem – within any industry, when the growth goals are summed across competitors, there are simply too few customers to support everyone’s growth goals. Continue reading

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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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Five Leading Practices for Collaborative Development Partner Selection and Management Continue reading

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This week my youngest daughter is going overseas for a month long summer school. When I was her age, I went east to France, she is going east to China. I have no doubts that the 21st Century will be the Asian Century and I encouraged her to go rather than going to Europe, even with a cheap Euro. Continue reading

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Dr. Max McKeown shares insights on how companies can craft a successful innovation strategy on this episode of ‘The Innovation Engine’ podcast. Continue reading

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