Building Firm Value with Thought Leadership

While most consulting firms spring to life and find early success because of the strength of their thought leadership, in general, over time most consulting firms tend to under-invest in thought leadership and as a consequence they find themselves vulnerable to new entrants nibbling around the edges of their core business and see their growth slow and eventually turn negative. Continue reading

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Facebook has a monthly audience of nearly a billion visitors. Other top sites, like Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn, attract hundreds of millions. By now, nobody doubts the power of social platforms, although few marketers have been able to exploit them successfully. Continue reading

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Cultivating Innovation Agility - Innovation Excellence

Outlining the benefits of adopting a business eco-system accelerates the innovation process, reduces the risks inherent in innovation, and engages the entire organization as “co-ideators” and broader ecosystem in the innovation effort. Continue reading

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Innovative Digital Medicine: Akili video game for ADHD intervention

Project: Evo is a brightly colored iPad game that doesn’t look different from other apps your are using, yet its simple interface masks a sophisticated diagnostic technology that aims to recognize cognitive problems like ADHD. Continue reading

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Spinglish for Innovators - Innovation Excellence

Why is Spinglish important to innovation practitioners? All innovation has a political dimension and requires selling ideas (sometimes over and over and over again) and being able to translate possibilities into commitment, action, investment. It’s probably wise to be alert to the Spinglish on the other side of the table, and from time to time, using some spinning can be practical. Continue reading

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of June 2015

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our free Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine and email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? Continue reading

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GE & Nat Geo: Breakthrough TV series celebrates scientific progress and innovation - Innovation Excellence

GE has partnered with National Geographic on a new series, ‘Breakthrough’, which premieres tonight, November 1st on the NatGeo channel. The series examines scientific explorers and cutting-edge innovations. Continue reading

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