How Behavioral Economics is Killing Innovation

When my daughter Maya was in middle school, she decided to repeat a behavioral economics experiment featured in Dan Ariely’s book Predictably Irrational for her science project. In her experiment, she offered participants from the control group two options. Facebook access, she suggested, was going to cost money. It would cost $5 a month to access Facebook through your phone only, and ...

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Build Trust Before Trying to Transform Your Organization

I was recently invited by Accenture Strategy, along with other thought leaders such as Bruce Weinstein and Andrew Winston, to discuss its research on trust and competitive agility. In a study of 7000 companies the firm found that trust among a diverse ecosystem of stakeholders is increasingly becoming a competitive advantage. One of the most interesting aspects of the discussion ...

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Business Model Rookie Mistakes

The NSF iCorps experience is a 7 week program that is designed to help scientists, engineers and health professionals commercialize their ideas, or give them a merciful death, based on evidence garnered during a customer discovery interview process. I recently participated as part of a team composed of an entrepreneurial lead, a principal investigator, and an industry expert. The idea is ...

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Open Innovation at Bouygues – Innovating Across Business Units

Vincent Maret is corporate director Open Innovation at Bouygues Corp. His goal is to drive competitiveness through innovation, leveraging agile methods, fostering open innovation programs, and supporting Bouygues business units in their transformation. Vincent has an extensive experience in marketing, strategy, innovation, project management, telecom and information technologies; as Marketing Manager; deputy R&D director with Bouygues Telecom and previously as ...

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4 Ways To Empower Change In Your Organization

In 1957, Ken Olsen founded Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) with his MIT classmate, Harlan Anderson, and by the 1960s, the company had pioneered the minicomputer revolution. Much cheaper than IBM mainframes, but still powerful enough to be useful, these machines helped make DEC one of the world’s leading technology companies. Hailed as a visionary, Olson was named “America’s most successful ...

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of July 2019

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 July’s twenty most popular innovation posts: Materials Science ...

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