5 Musts of Every Serious Startup: Examples and Analysis - Innovation Excellence

Innovation is not only about what you do and try to achieve. It is about how you do it in even greater degree. Examples and analysis from Melissa Burns. Continue reading

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As Head of Creative, you’ve been asked to deliver an ad campaign to increase the popularity of print media. The digital revolution has significantly eroded newspaper circulation. Pitch a solution. What will you propose? Continue reading

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Alekasandro Grabulou, director of innovation & development of Philips, talks about key tools for redefining the role of innovation in a fast-paced era. Philips is a leader is health care, consumer lifestyle, and lighting. And, they fused their front end and back end innovation efforts, with great results and a compelling story. Continue reading

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The New Social Learning - Innovation Excellence

When Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner, co-authors of The New Social Learning, began talking with organizations about benefiting from the natural powers of employees learning from one another, they heard more about their obstacles than their opportunities. While some were genuine issues leaders needed to face to move their organizations forward, several were myths, perpetuated by old school practices and a fear of losing control. Continue reading

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If you’ve missed this, it’s not too late: Constant Contacts’s INNOLOFT is taking applications from eligible startups through Midnight October 29th. See details. Continue reading

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The 2015 Global Innovation 1000 Study

The geographic footprint of innovation is changing dramatically as research and development programs become more global. An overwhelming 94 percent of the world’s largest innovators now conduct elements of their R&D programs abroad, according to the 2015 Global Innovation 1000 study, our annual analysis of corporate R&D spending. These companies are… Continue reading

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The Fractional Employee Future

In my last article 10 Reasons to Hire a Part-Time Chief Innovation Officer, I looked at the reasons why an organization might want to hire someone part-time to lead their innovation efforts (a follow-up to my previous post Hiring the Right Chief Innovation Officer). Now I’d like to explore the idea of a fractional employee in a much broader context with you… Continue reading

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