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Max DePree: North America’s First CEO Design Thinker - Innovation Excellence

The former CEO of Herman Miller, Max DePree said, “I’ve got so many MBAs, but what I need is a poet. Poets are the original systems thinkers.” This poetic mode is the critical perspective in a human-factor and design business—and Herman Miller is the most apt precursor in the Design Thinking revolution, so they knew the value of this holistic, poetic lens where anything can be better designed to better suit real people. Continue reading

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ISPIM Grand Prize 2016 is looking for cases that significantly advance the practice of innovation management in proven application, not theory. The advance should be in how innovation is managed, we are not seeking proposals that describe the actual end output, the what. The deadline for entries is 8th April 2016. Continue reading

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A study among US companies shows that employees of corporations are eager to be entrepreneurial. More than half of those surveyed (52 percent) have pursued an entrepreneurial idea within their company. But what they lack, is support from their management. Only one in five employees feels supported by their management to be entrepreneurial. Continue reading

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Innovation and The Art of Implementation (Part 2)

The reason innovation implementation can seem like an overwhelmingly daunting process is largely due to people-related issues. Such people-related issues require patience (and intestinal fortitude) as well as organizational structure to combat. A key element to implementing innovation is… Continue reading

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Separate Innovation from Entrepreneurship! - Innovation excellence

The words innovation and entrepreneurship became synonymous in our language, and the place we see this the most is in universities and business schools. But why are we linking these two words? Why is being an innovator means I have to launch a startup company? Can’t I be an innovator in a mature company? Continue reading

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culture knocks out strategy

Many companies have a huge gap between their culture and strategy — a problem that only gets bigger in larger companies, especially when they are in transition. Management at all of these companies have a common reflex: Scream louder about goals and policies as the gap between culture and strategy widens. Continue reading

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As the world plods onto bigger, greener and higher tech pastures, one would assume that every industry would go right along with it. The public release of the Internet heralded the downfall of some, such as video rental stores and travel agencies. Those that survived have generally embraced mobile technology, with iPads replacing mechanical cash registers in some establishments. However, for others… Continue reading

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