A series of personal innovation stories from a new book by Luis Solis, “Innovation Alchemists: what every CEO needs to know to hire the right Chief Innovation Officer”. Today’s essay on CULTURE comes from Mick Simonelli who is an Innovation Thought Leaders & Independent Consultant. Continue reading

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A series of personal innovation stories from a new book by Luis Solis, “Innovation Alchemists: what every CEO needs to know to hire the right Chief Innovation Officer”. Today’s essay on PERSONAL DISCIPLINES comes from Moisés Noreña, Director of Strategic Innovation and Targeted Markets for Allstate. Continue reading

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Smartwatches: Past, Present and Future

Ever since the successful KickStarter campaign of the Pebble Watch, smartwatches have been rolling out left and right. Greg Swan has tracked, researched, tested and worn multiple smartwatch designs in his role as Senior Vice President, Creative Technology Innovation. He’ll share his thoughts on what’s out there and what’s to come. Continue reading

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I’ve always believed that what we learn from working with multi-billion dollar Fortune 100s (good and bad) is valuable inspiration and highly relevant to share with entrepreneurs who are battling daily to scale their business Continue reading

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The Power of Language

A recent survey by Doug Williams of Innovation Excellence Research found that language is an incredibly powerful tool in helping organizations achieve innovation success. Check out some of the key findings. Continue reading

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Ratcheting Toward Problems of a Lesser Degree

Instead of grabbing the throat of radical innovation and disrupting yourself, I suggest a waterfall approach of a stepwise ratchet toward problems of a lesser degree. This way you can claim small victories right from the start, and help make it safe to try new things. Continue reading

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MIT has created a brilliant solution. Turn the lead into a compound know as Perovskite, a compound that can be used for decades in solar cells. Continue reading

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