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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 Donna Sturgess who is Executive in Residence Carnegie Mellon University, and Co-founder & President at Buyology Inc. Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking WOW

There is a twilight period triggered by a business downturn when the leaders and innovators demonstrate whether they are leading change or being chased by change. Recently, some painful examples from global companies illustrate what business has to do during the limited twilight period when bright business conditions transition to dark and stormy. In my experience… Continue reading

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Interactive Packaging Innovation

We are on the cusp of transformation in the way that packaging engages consumers. Interactive packaging is advancing with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and pilot projects are underway in a variety of industries as companies vie to capitalize on the first mover advantage. Continue reading

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January 2nd Kick Off

The first day of the New Year is haloed in possibilities of who we are and all we wish to be; opportunities for 2013 abound as we start back to work on January 2nd. And, as the calendar changes, so do we. It may be time to shake off old ways and try some new practices to shift your perspective and fulfill new possibilities. Here are four suggestions that can jump start you and your business. Continue reading

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Material ConneXion  - the Value of Connecting+ Material+ Science

I went to New York to attend Material ConneXion’s IGNITION launch. IGNITION is a new premium membership designed to jump start disruptive innovation opportunities via hands on participation, cross-pollination of ideas, and curated stimuli based on research, market insights, and cutting-edge Science. Continue reading

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Innovation Quotes of the Week - Nov. 4, 2012

Welcome to Innovation Excellence’s featured series of some of our favorite innovation-related Quotes of the Week. Continue reading

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there is one very heartening trend that we’re observing as the drumbeat for CEO action gets louder, and it is this – better data driven tools are emerging, and a new discipline that uses them is springing up. CEO’s have always loved and demanded data. What we’re seeing now is a new acceptance of data as the platform for the agile decision making required for innovating. Continue reading

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