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Event Recap: Chief Innovation Officer Summit, NYC

This past week, Signals participated in the Chief Innovation Officer Summit in NYC, an event that brought together innovation leaders and experts from organizations from NASA, Kraft, Southwest Airlines, the Philadelphia 76ers and many others in between. Below are some key takeaways of notes...

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Finding a Better Word for Innovation

Finding a Better Word for InnovationRemember when the word “paradigm” was killed in the dot-com era? How about “synergy” “edgy” or the prefix “e-” – these expressions all died from the same disease: overuse. Now, the word “innovation” has been uttered so many times tha ...

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Wechat Innovation and Expansion Strategy, a Chinese model?

What is the common point between Mao Zedong, Huawei and WeChat?  Their expansion strategy. Mao Zedong against Guo Mindang After the “Long march”, the red army led by Mao Zedong settled in Yan’an and led an intense effort in order to gain territori ...

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The Eight Dimensions of Strategic Thinking

The Eight Dimensions of Strategic ThinkingI would like to describe a model for developing an effective strategic planning process. Most organizations do a poor job at planning and even poorer at execution. One of the major reasons that most strategic development plans fail is that most strategy mo ...

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Don’t Leave Innovation as an Orphan – adopt it

Innovation is far too often an organizational orphan.  How can you make sure it is not just fostered, but becomes adopted and part of the family? I’ve written before on how the urgent can often overcome the important when it comes to innovation.  When ...

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Innovation Lessons from Walt Disney

Innovation Lessons from Walt DisneyAs a young man Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” It was an inauspicious start for a man who went on to be one of America’s most innovative leaders. In 1921, he founded his first animat ...

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USI 2014, Unexpected Sources of Inspiration (2/2)

La Bourse Paris USIUSI new acronym Unexpected Sources of Inspiration kept its promise. Following first part, here's a sum-up of some inspiring and surprising talks. Anne lauvergeon: Innovation 2030 'Atomic Anne' recently handled a commission of experts to complete a report o ...

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