How the Year

Even before it goes on sale, Walter Isaacson’s The Innovators is a bestseller out of the gate. Here’s why the biggest business book of the year is indeed a compelling read – and how it falls short of truly innovating the topic of innovation. Continue reading

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Powerful Innovation Relies on Weak Signals & Forces

For a long time I’ve wondered if we don’t pay far too much attention to the obvious aspects of innovation – brainstorming, ideas, trends, etc – and pay far too little attention to the connective activities and culture that moves ideas through an integrated workflow. Continue reading

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What is the best way to organize a company’s resources for radical innovation? One thing is clear: it requires a distinctly different approach – as well as different organizational structures – compared to incremental innovation. Continue reading

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No Excuses! Hult Prize 2014

$1,000,000 dollars was gratefully accepted by NanoHealth, a startup that triumphed over five finalist teams before a packed room at the Clinton Global Initiative. It is one of many powerful stories surrounding and connecting a community of social entrepreneurs, students, mentors, supporters and guests. Continue reading

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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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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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