Tag Archives: execution

Mission Critical – Innovation Back-End Delivery

Why is it that for some firm’s innovation seems to be incredibly rewarding yet for the majority it remains at best an unfulfilled promise. Why does innovation present such a stark choice, often fraught with difficulties for many, yet so simple and successful for the few? Innovation delivery is one of those differentiation points. Let me suggest here nine points ...

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Knowing the Secret Sauce for Innovation Delivery

The secret sauce required for innovation delivery sometimes can be hard to itemize but knowing the ingredients and constantly improving on them will make your ‘sauce’ stand out from others.  For many it seems, execution or final delivery of the innovation is simply not given enough attention inside many organizations and that needs to certainly change and not just left ...

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Paradox of Innovation and Intellectual Property

Being involved in Open Innovation (OI), one of the most cited stumbling blocks is, yes, lawyers – Intellectual Property (IP) attorneys specifically.  To most business and R&D folks, IP counsel are viewed as deal killers.  So I was anxious to hear Kelly McDow, Associate General Counsel for P&G‘s Connect+Develop, speak at the 3rd Open Innovation Summit at BW’s Center for Innovation & Growth*.  Kelly started ...

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Chinovation – Mastering Execution

I’ve been wondering recently about the soul of Chinovation. Last night, I just connected three dots: At his conference on innovation a week ago, Marc Giget reminded us that half of inventions of European Renaissance originated from China. At the time – and until the 18th century – China represented roughly a quarter of the world economy, before crashing down ...

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