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Future of Shopper Marketing

by Kevin Roberts The Sam Walton Business School at the University of Arkansas is on our calendar every October because of the superb annual conference run by the Center for Retailing Excellence. Andy Murray, Global CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi X, was a founder of the conference, and this year a keynote speaker. His subject was “the future of shopper ...

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Do Ten Things, Do 100 Things

Ikea OGLA chair – made from 100% post-consumer plastic waste by Kevin Roberts I wrote a few weeks ago about Do One Thing, the Saatchi & Saatchi S initiative to personalize sustainable actions. Real change requires a ground swell of action, but as companies we can take decisive steps that have impact. Walmart recently discontinued issuing paper checks to its ...

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Announcing our Newest Contributor – Tom Peters

We are happy to announce our newest contributor to Blogging Innovation – management guru and best-selling author – Tom Peters. In the weeks to come, we will be bringing you the best of Tom Peters’ thinking on innovation and other topics relevant to Blogging Innovation’s mission to make innovation and marketing insights accessible for the greater good. If there are ...

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Innovating with Constraints

Our October Innovation Contest winners won a signed copy of “7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis” by Bill George and the right to have their article re-published here on Blogging Innovation. Here is the first of the three winning entries: by Tim Kastelle I’ve been giving further thought to the issue of public sector innovation which I discussed briefly last ...

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Does BN Nook Compete with Amazon or Starbucks?

There has been a flurry of news lately about Barnes & Noble’s new e-reader, the Nook. It will compete head on with Amazon’s Kindle and Sony’s Reader, offering additional features such as limited book sharing and newspaper subscriptions. If successful, of course, those features will be matched by the Nook’s competitors, just as Barnes & Noble has matched their price ...

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A Running and Jumping Robot

I don’t do a lot of technology features, but when I saw this video I just had to share it because the movement capabilities of this small humanoid robot from Japan are pretty amazing. It’s called ROPID the walking, running, and jumping robot. Check out the video: Braden Kelley is the editor of Blogging Innovation and founder of Business Strategy ...

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Planning and Designing Excellent Service

It’s the Me-conomy stupid. And so sums up in just four words the feeling a lot of us have as consumers as yet again we encounter another average service experience with a company we have provided our custom, our dollars and our time, often over many years. In this article we will look at trying to understand why we so ...

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Content is No Longer King (Part 2)

In an earlier blog entry on content, readers provided a number of interesting comments. If you haven’t already read that article (and the comments), you may want to do so in order to understand this new article. Many did not agree with my point of view. And that is great. I only wanted to stimulate some conversation. Let me first ...

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Optimizing Innovation – Francois Ragnet of Xerox

We are happy to bring you some of the key points and insights from Francois Ragnet’s talk at the Optimizing Innovation Conference, which was held October 21-22, 2009 in New York City. Francois Ragnet, Managing Principal, Technology Innovation at Xerox spoke about technology transfer and the paper-free office. Xerox generated 940 patents in 2008 and has 8,000 active patents and ...

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How many years of experience do you have?

Several years ago, an HR professional passed along a piece of wisdom warranting consideration by anyone who works: Lots of people claim twenty years experience, when what they really have is one year of experience, twenty times over. Since that conversation, I’ve used her statement to gauge my career: What new skills, capabilities, and accomplishments have I demonstrated in the ...

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