What do you do if you’re stuck on a “burning platform” with an implicit mandate to innovate but the time is not quite right for your organisation to kickstart a formal innovation hub? If you’re Tal Rapke, you just do it. Continue reading

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You are tasked to find that all-important next big thing—how do you find it among the deluge of information on the web? Joe Granda presents a scouting tool that firms can use to quickly route and evaluate technology and investment opportunities. Continue reading

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Why Smart People Struggle to be Innovative

If you’re employed by a business and are reading this article, the chances are you’re quite smart. You must have a level of knowledge and expertise in something that your employer values – which is why they offered you a job in the first place. Unfortunately, it’s this knowledge and expertise that’s often stopping you from being innovative. Continue reading

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Every day, more and more companies are faced with a classic dilemma, how do you thrive in a declining market? Continue reading

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How can you use big data to increase your chances of success at the fuzzy front-end through big data analytics? At the recent IE Product Innovation Summit in Boston, we shared our firm’s learnings to date and showed how can works in a case study on Keurig.* Continue reading

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Big or Small - Which is Best for Innovation? - innovation excellence

Last week I went to the Financial Times’ FTInnovate conference in London. The conference theme was “Big vs small: which one is better?” The conference chair freely admitted that the intention was to provoke debate, not to have a fundamentalist binary position with only one right answer. And there was a lot of good discussion and debate. Continue reading

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Separate Innovation from Entrepreneurship! - Innovation excellence

The words innovation and entrepreneurship became synonymous in our language, and the place we see this the most is in universities and business schools. But why are we linking these two words? Why is being an innovator means I have to launch a startup company? Can’t I be an innovator in a mature company? Continue reading

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