Balancing Large and Small Firm Capabilities

Organizations need to balance exploitation (i.e. development of existing business) and exploration (i.e. creation of new businesses) in order to thrive on the short and long term. Corresponding integration of incremental and radical innovation can basically be achieved in different ways… Continue reading

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What The Karate Kid Teaches Us About Innovation

When you start an innovation activity, don’t spend time looking for the method or tool or framework that promises immediate results that won’t fail. Spend time developing skills on basic innovation tools – like trend spotting, gathering customer needs, creative thinking, idea generation and so forth. Continue reading

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When your internal innovation development program isn’t providing the returns that you expected how do you know where to look for the source of the problem? Is it a string of bad luck…or leadership, culture…or is it a fundamental issue with the program itself? By leveraging the collective intelligence of their member organizations Innovators International has found a better way to solve these problems. Continue reading

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The Lean Startup concept is an appropriate choice for creating new businesses through development of an already existing idea or vision. Design thinking, on the other hand, might be preferred if the right business idea has not been found yet and customer needs or problems are still vague. Continue reading

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It takes more than just an Innovation focus to succeed. Ad Age reports on Walmart’s on sustainable innovation. Continue reading

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How Connected Tech Will Shape Our Future

People all over the world are increasingly connected to the internet wherever they are. But what does this mean for our future? We Are Social explores this question with 10 fresh provocations designed to inspire imagination and innovation. Continue reading

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Call for Stories: How Innovators Overcome Resistance

Here’s an update on our Innovation Cities Tour – we have over 40 Innovation Storytellers Confirmed to date – and we’re looking for more. We invite you to share an innovation story with us, and the world. Continue reading

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