Creating Structured Innovation - innovation excellence

Creating Structured Innovation, or How can you lead a successful programme? Here are a few lessons about creating an innovation culture, turning user-centric, agile, open, and global, and letting innovation finds its flow! Continue reading

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3 Things That Can Stall Innovation (And How To Overcome Them)

Everyone wants to innovate these days, but it wasn’t always that way. Google’s Ngram shows that, although the term was commonly used in the 19th century, it didn’t become popular in the 20th century until the early 1970’s. Before that, managers valued tradition over novelty. Continue reading

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The Age of Innovation

While as impactful as the Industrial Revolution and the Internet Age were, they will pale in comparison to what lays just over the horizon. Innovation will be the key to success in this era of rapid technological advancement and adoption. Continue reading

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Can we continue to paper over these real gaps in managing innovation? How long will they continue to widen, undermine and constrain our innovation activities? Continue reading

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Innovation Excellence - Mattel Talk: How to Gain Immunity from Innovation Funding Cuts

How to Gain Immunity from Funding Cuts Tips from Mattel, Inc. Martin Elliott, Senior Director of Mattel, Inc.’s New Business Ventures, tells innovators how to avoid the budget cut thresher. Think like a V.C.
Some reasons innovation budgets get cut: wrong executive sponsor, turnover, don’t demonstrate value, or core business takes a hit. Continue reading

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10 Tips To Improve Workforce Alignment

Aligning workforce and strategy can be the difference between winning and losing in business. How can you innovate without it? Here are 10 tips to improve workforce alignment. Continue reading

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Business Hacking

There’s an intriguing term known as Life hacking. According to Wikipedia, “Life hacking refers to any trick, shortcut, skill or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life … anything that solves an everyday problem in an inspired, ingenious manner. The term is primarily used by… Continue reading

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