The Division Technique: Cutting Innovation Down to Size

You can frequently make groundbreaking innovations simply by dividing a product into “chunks” to create many smaller versions of it. These smaller versions still function like the original product, but their reduced size delivers benefits that users wouldn’t get with the larger, “parent” product. Continue reading

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A Singular Pillar of Productivity

Productivity generates profit. No argument. But it has two sides – it can be achieved through maximization by increasing output with constant resources (machines and people) or through minimization with constant output and decreasing machines and people. And the main pillars of both flavors are data, tools, and process. Continue reading

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Stephan Vincent takes us through 10 top reasons why innovation fails. You may recognize your company efforts on his list. Do not despair; you are not alone, and he will provide solutions in his upcoming posts. Continue reading

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Mitch Ditkoff defends brainstorming in the wake of a trend of ‘brainstorm bashers’. Continue reading

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How Will You Win (Strategically Speaking)?

Even if your “Where to Play” is not particularly unique, there are always ways to win. Case in point: corner coffee shops, so common they’re found in just about every town and city on the planet. Nothing at all special or unusual about that space. Who wins in that unremarkable market? Starbucks. Continue reading

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Business Model Innovation Delivers Fresher, Cheaper Food

There is no doubt that people are becoming more interested in where their food came from and with meat prices rising (especially here in the United States with widespread drought in some areas) people are also becoming more concerned with the cost. Zaycon Foods is leveraging a business model that’s better for the environment, farmers, and consumers. Continue reading

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We invite you to Kim Chandler McDonald’s weekly interactive forum — to read and collect your comments on “An Innovator has an Obligation to…” We hope you’ll join the conversation! Continue reading

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