Category: Technology

Open Digital Innovation or Closed Digital Innovation? - Innovation Excellence

So many questions are bubbling up on digital technology; it is going to be hitting us like a tsunami, at a potentially destructive force. There is a time to find the high ground and I’d recommend to start now.
Paul Hobcraft asks many key questions here. Continue reading

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The Digital Innovation Talent Shortage

The sad truth is that most companies don’t realize that they need to begin thinking and acting like a technology business or they’ll go out of business. GE, based on this ad campaign, obviously does. I won’t re-visit all of the points in my previous article, but instead I encourage you to read it, and for now I’ll focus on additional thoughts emerging since then. Continue reading

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The Five Hottest Innovation Trends

The start up craze. 3-D printing. Uber, AirBNB and the unstoppable On Demand Economy. We first reported on these and other driving forces of change in the inaugural issue of InnovationTrends (May, 2014). Only a year ago, we were just hearing about the “sharing economy” (since renamed the On Demand Economy), today the mainstream media reports on these trends constantly. Check out these top five I-Trends: Continue reading

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Aquion Energy Attempts to Disrupt Tesla's Next Move

Water, water, everywhere… Is water the solution to one of the biggest shortcomings of renewable energy? When the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine, these renewable energy sources don’t source much energy, so during those times home owners and businesses using alternative energy must instead draw more power from the grid. Continue reading

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Assessing Your Innovation Skills: Four ways to become indispensable

By 2025, predicts McKinsey Research, 140 million knowledge worker jobs could be replaced by office automation, and 75 million jobs by robots. What can you do, not just to ensure your employment, but your employability in the years ahead? Continue reading

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Scientific breakthroughs are often reported as being innovation. I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to definitions, so if science produces inventions, they only become innovation if they are implemented and add value. Continue reading

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Now-ism: Why Perfect Scores Don’t Matter And What To Focus On Instead

“Education is what people do to you; learning is what you do to yourself.” These are the wise words of Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab. In a recent TED Talk, Ito reveals a revolutionary style of innovation that he and his colleagues discovered during a time when they had to take learning into their own hands. Continue reading

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