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This post is part of a series of conversations published on the Time website, authored by myself and Nicha Ratana, with transformational leaders who will be storytellers at the BIF10 Collaborative Innovation Summit in Providence, RI, on Sept. 17-18. Continue reading

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Making Makers

If you read Innovation Excellence regularly, you know that we’ve discussed the Maker Movement several times. So we’re happy to bring you The Grommet’s take on what they are certain is not just a passing trend. Here is their visual representation of the Maker Movement; its impact on consumer products, manufacturing, retail, and our economy as a whole; and their commentary to go with it: Continue reading

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Embrace Uncertainty

There’s a lot of stress in the working world these days, and to me, it all comes down to our blatant disrespect of uncertainty. Continue reading

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Join us at the first edition of the Social Innovation & Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF), organised by Horyou, will take place at the CICG in Geneva from the 22nd until the 24th of October Continue reading

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Innovation Fun

In a recent article about how to rekindle excitement for competitive sports, I immediately noticed parallels between what the author, Arianne Brown, was facing and what we in the innovation world face in terms of maintaining our energy levels in pursuit of innovation goals. Continue reading

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Does Innovation Research Need Radical Innovation Itself?

A lot of innovation research is still based on asking people what they think, often in highly unrealistic research environments. Asking the wrong questions, or maybe the act of asking questions itself, risks throwing the baby out with the bathwater, and killing the really big ideas off before they have a chance. Continue reading

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Starbucks

Starbucks understands better than most and exemplifies: it’s all about the brand experience. Nothing else. Continue reading

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