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Into the Top 100,000 Web Sites

It is has been just a little over two months since we launched Innovation Excellence, and thanks to your great support, we already have cracked the Top 100,000 web sites on Amazon's Alexa web site rankings - putting us in the Top 0.32% of the millions of web sites out there. Innovation Excellence is home to more than 3,350 innovation-related pieces of content and brings an innovation community together every month from over 180 countries now.

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The Most Innovative Company?

An amazing prediction was made this week by a professor of marketing at NYU and head of investment firm Firebrand Partners, Scott Galloway. Speaking at the American Magazine Conference in New York (and as reported by The New York Post) Galloway said that within two years, Facebook will become the most valuable company in the world.

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Who says that the Government cannot Innovate?

Whether based on the economy, health care legislation, or changes in purchaser mindset, it may be the perfect time for health care companies to step back from their BHAG’s in order to gain some innovation perspective.  Have the big questions changed? Here is a question that may raise eyebrows: What does health care need? Health care needs a healthy dose of innovation. ...

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Mobilizing Your Innovation Army – Redux

We had some technical difficulties last week, so IIR will be re-hosting this free webinar this Thursday – September 15, 2011 at Noon EDT. Too much of the time the innovation conversation focuses on whether someone is innovative or not. We waste far too much time focusing on how people can become more innovative instead of stopping to think about ...

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World's Largest Organ Donor Registry Crowdsources PSA's

Amateur filmmakers don’t have to move to Hollywood to make it big thanks to a new video contest for MatchingDonors.com, the world’s largest living organ donor registry. The organization has partnered with Zooppa, a website of user-generated advertising to create the “Everybody Can Save a Life!” contest. Participants can upload a 30 second PSA encouraging people to sign up to ...

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Telcos Become Banks – Facebook Next?

I came across an article yesterday on GigaOm – Dreams of mobile payments lead telco to try banking – notifying us that Rogers, a Canadian mobile carrier, has filed to become a bank. It makes sense, as we see various iterations of mobile wallets coming into existence, and carriers looking for a new revenue stream. Of course, it’s yet to ...

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Twitter's Business Model Innovation

In an excellent article on the impact of twitter on the Arab Spring revolutions, Blake Hounshell makes an important point about twitter itself: “But five years since its founding, Twitter has hit a critical mass of activists and casual observers on the ground, journalists in the office and in the field, and analysts behind their desks. Twitter today is always ...

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5 Creativity Lessons from Facebook's Soleio Cuervo

The Wall Street Journal ran a profile this past weekend on Soleio Cuervo, a product designer and member of the team that created the Facebook “Like” button. Since I always appreciate a profile that looks behind the scenes at how someone who creates does the creating, I recommend you check the article out if you haven’t seen it already. In ...

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A YouTube and Google+ Innovation

Thanks to some of the people in my Google+ feed, I came across a little hidden innovation that YouTube and Google+ have brought to the social media party – social video watching. In real life, when people want to watch a show together they either invite them over for a TV night or maybe they hang on the line on ...

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Let the Innovation Conversations Begin

One of the reasons that Blogging Innovation has been replaced by Innovation Excellence is so that we can create more opportunities for people to collect and connect on the site. I would like to call special attention to our first innovation office hours tomorrow at Noon EDT (9am PDT or 5PM GMT or 6PM EU) on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/search/ixchat or ...

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