Category: The Economy

Too Busy To Innovate

SMEs are helplessly squeezed between tech start-ups and global corporations in this battle. SMEs should start their innovation engines, imagine their exciting futures and capitalise on these new disruptive technologies. The alternative is to become collateral damage in the crossfire between the faster and the mightier. Continue reading

Posted in Build Capability, Digital, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, Management, Quotes, Strategy, Technology, The Economy | 1 Comment

This may shock many free market believers, but it is becoming evident in country after country, the global free market system is not serving the best interests of the largest number of people. In Adam Smith’s day labor was valuable, in classical economic theory, it is the labor put in that creates value, but we live in a world where more and more machines are doing the work. Continue reading

Posted in Culture & Values, Customers, Innovation Perspectives, Social Innovation, Technology, The Economy | 8 Comments
Making Makers

The Maker movement is steadily gaining steam and some cities are looking to help it grow and thrive, seeing it as an opportunity to inspire artists and entrepreneurs. One such city is Edmonton, which lies in the Alberta province of Canada, and its program in their public library system to provide maker spaces staffed with library employees and equipped with 3D printers, computers with Apple’s Garage Band and Adobe’s Creative Suite, and more. Continue reading

Posted in Design, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, The Economy | 5 Comments

Could defining jobs differently potentially take a big bite out of unemployment? The answer to that may actually lie in the crowd. Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, The Economy | 2 Comments
Infographic - Innovation Rankings - USA and the Rest of the World

Innovation is said to be a key driver of economic growth and prosperity. Vaccinations and sanitation throughout the world have saved millions of lives in the last century. Inventions and technology have fostered increases in industry and productivity that have changed the face of our cities and infrastructures. But what makes a one country more favorable than another? Continue reading

Posted in Government, Innovation, Technology, The Economy | 3 Comments
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What do Fedex, the Pope and the Fosbury Flop have in Common? The answer is not just that they’re all iconic disruptors in their own right.  The answer may well go deeper and address our collective yearnings for positive disruption, what it takes to productively embrace, and make disruptive innovation happen , without decimating or getting decimated by it. Innovation Excellence is pleased to announced our newest exclusive online content series:
DISRUPTING Disruptive Innovation:  Lessons from the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards starting Thursday January 29 at 1 p.m. eastern.
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The Sharp Edge of Innovation

Running out of Blades…What do you think this means for Gillette in the long run? Have they given up on creating the next big thing in shaving? Are they at a dead end? Or are they simply evolving as a company? Continue reading

Posted in Case Study, Consumer Innovation, Creativity, Culture & Values, Growth, Health/Healthcare, Innovation, Innovation Perspectives, Inspiration, Product Innovation, Profiles of Innovators, Strategy, The Economy, Uncategorized, marketing | 1 Comment