When it comes to implementing ideas from an innovation community – it is important to take those ideas and ask some probing questions to get to the heart of that idea’s value proposition. Continue reading

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out-of-business

Even in 2014, there are business sectors who feel they are not ‘tech companies’. News flash: Whether you are an insurance company, a nail salon, a bank, or a restaurant, your business is a technology business. Why? Continue reading

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Innovation Sighting: The Division Technique in Vision Correcting Displays

Innovation is anything that is new, useful, and surprising. “Surprising” means that the idea makes you slap your forehead and say, “Gee, why didn’t I think of that?” Here’s a great example. 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 METHODS comes from Kevin Riley who is an Entrepreneurial Healthcare Leader and Principal of Kevin Riley & Associates | Business Model Innovation for Healthcare Continue reading

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How Do You Choose What To Work On?

There are always too many things to do, too much to work on. And because of this, we must choose. Some have more choice than others, but we all have choice. And to choose, there are several lenses we look through. What’s good enough? Continue reading

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Gate

A gate review process, when well implemented, allows leadership to evaluate projects from a business perspective at critical junctures, leaving day-to-day project execution to accountable project teams. Continue reading

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Einsteins from Anywhere

An estimated 250 million children around the world cannot read, write, or demonstrate basic arithmetic skills. Many of these children are in developing countries without regular access to quality schools or teachers. While programs exist to build schools and train teachers, traditional models of education are not able to scale fast enough to meet demand. We simply cannot build enough schools or train enough teachers to meet the need. Continue reading

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