Tag Archives: Disruptive Innovation

My Favorite Clayton Christensen Talk

Sunday is a do nothing day for me. So I usually spend the time browsing my Linked-In groups to see if there is anything of interest going on. Earlier this month a presentation was posted on one of the groups. It was given by Professor Clayton Christensen of the Harvard Business School. His presentation was an hour long and given to IT CEOs. It was the most useful and informative hour I have spent in a very very long while.

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How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns 

- Clayton Christensen

When I finally met Clayton Christensen last year, at the Tribeca Film Festival’s first annual Disruptive Innovation Awards, I was struck by how much he loves the world, and the way his work allows him to move through it, continuously learning and disrupting. Tell the truth.  Isn’t that why most of us work in innovation. In this talk, “Christensen brings ...

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P&G's Lessons from a Century of Open Innovation

Suffice it to say I was honored my friend Chris Thoen would agree to talk about P&G‘s Open Innovation history at the 3rd Open Innovation (OI) Summit at Baldwin Wallace College‘s Center for Innovation & Growth: Practical Challenges of Global Open Innovation.  Chris has been interviewed, quoted, written about extensively as a leader in OI, including on these pages, and for good reason. ...

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Living Well through Collaboration

(This post continues the summary of fabulous stories and interactions at the 3rd Open Innovation Summit at Baldwin Wallace College’s (BW) Center for Innovation & Growth: Practical Challenges of Global Open Innovation featuring P&G on April 21st.) Craig Vogel, President of Live Well Collaborative (LWC), talked about being an Open Innovation partner of P&G, focusing on the over 50 population. ...

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Innovation Best Practice is a Verb not a Noun

One of the central tenets of 20th Century business has been ‘best practices’.   Let’s dissect this veritable oxymoron: Best: highest quality, standing (at a point in time, place and context) Practice: a habit or custom (noun) or to do repeatedly to acquire proficiency Admittedly, and importantly, there are things to learn from others successes and failures.  But, one of the big mistakes companies ...

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