Why Most Technologies Move Slower Today

Ten years ago hardly anyone had a smartphone. Social media was in its infancy. Artificial intelligence was still science fiction. Yet today all of those things are mature technologies that have become an integral part of everyday life. Anywhere you go you see people using all of them as a matter of habit. It’s become conventional wisdom to look at ...

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Innovation in the Caucasus – Part I – Armenia

This is the first article in a three-part series that focuses on innovation in the three countries of the Caucasus – Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan.  This article presents an introduction to the region and then continues with an examination of innovation in Armenia. Although several geographic regions claim to be the “crossroads of civilization,” the three countries of the Caucasus ...

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How to Go From Idea to Inception, with Golden Krishna

The Innovation Engine is a podcast series that discusses innovation through the lenses of corporate leadership, company culture, and emerging trends and technologies. The podcast features bi-weekly interviews with best-selling authors, C-Level executives, and innovation experts from around the world. It is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, and SoundCloud. Golden Krishna of Google shares tips on how to go from ...

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The Truth About Millenials and Gen Z

Why Most of What You’ve Been Told About Millennials and Gen Z Is Dead Wrong Buying into a false generational narrative undermines our organizations and our society. Among our greatest enemies, as individuals, as organizations, and as a society are the false biases that justify an attitude of “us and them” –in a word, discrimination. Fortunately it’s one of the ...

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Accompanying European SMEs on their Open Innovation Journeys

Within INSPIRE (standing for Integrated Support of oPen Innovation pRofessionalization initiative), a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission under H2020, we have investigated in depth Open Innovation (0I) practices in SMEs across Europe with a view to distilling lessons about how to improve the supply chain and deploy a dedicated support package. Starting from 300+ OI good ...

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of September 2018

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are September’s twenty most popular innovation posts: A Tsunami ...

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Disrupt Your Competition

Lessons From Uber, Amazon, Walmart And Carvana (Who Is Carvana?) Every industry is evolving. Competitors are entering industries with new business models that promise a better experience. In most cases, it’s a more convenient experience. I’ve been writing about the power of convenience in some of my Forbes.com columns during the past several months. Uber used convenience to disrupt the ...

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America Can Win Manufacturing in the 21st Century

It’s become conventional wisdom that the last 30 years have been a hotbed of innovation, but evidence suggests otherwise. As Robert Gordon explains in The Rise and Fall of American Growth, productivity growth peaked between 1920 and 1970 and has declined ever since. Economist Tyler Cowen calls this the Great Stagnation. Part of the reason for the dissonance is that ...

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How To Get The Most Out Of Crowdsourcing

Over the years I’ve written numerous times about not only the growth in crowdsourcing and other methods of open innovation, but the various studies seeking to understand how we can do so effectively.  It probably reached peak popularity a few years ago, when numerous studies emerged looking at everything from Innocentive style challenges to GalaxyZoo style citizen science projects. The ...

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Three Things to Help You Get Over Failure

The road to success isn’t lined with failure, it’s lined with this instead. We’ve all been there; the heartbreak of failing at something we desperately wanted to succeed at. You can’t call yourself an entrepreneur, much less an innovator, and not intimately know that experience of placing your head and face in your palms. Hell, you can’t call yourself human ...

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