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    Managing Fundraising Innovation: the Dangers of the ‘Echo-Chamber’

    March 23, 2017 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology, Organization & Culture, Strategies

    This case study explores the results of an innovation research process undertaken by Oxfam, which compared internal feedback vs. general public feedback to identical sets of ideas. In comparing responses between these two audiences, Oxfam discovered an immediate and obvious divide between their staff’s opinions about which fundraising ideas would perform the best, versus what the general public preferred – an important lesson about avoiding the bubble of the echo chamber.

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    Innovation Leaders Report Summary 2016/17: Trends and Leaders in Innovation Worldwide

    March 6, 2017 | By: | In: Reports, Trend Alert

    Innovation Leaders has released its annual report detailing companies across 25 different sectors worldwide that accomplish the most from innovative activities. This year, Innovation Leaders highlighted three trends in its analysis: US dominance, partnerships and collaboration, and the impact of big bets and bold moves to deliver tangible, sustained growth.

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    How Business Intelligence Software can Help you Increase Operational Efficiency

    February 9, 2017 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, Strategies

    Business Intelligence software is an essential tool for analyzing your company’s strengths and weaknesses. From inventory management, to accounting, to customer intelligence and beyond, there are many ways you can use BI software to inform your decision-making, increase operational efficiency, and gain a competitive edge.

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    Top 20 Most Influential Innovation Blogs from 2016

    January 13, 2017 | By: | In: Column & Opinion, News

    Over the past few weeks we have done the analysis of all of the big innovation bloggers to find evidence of who really are the best innovation bloggers of 2016, and who you should look out for in 2017, ranked into the official Top 20 list.

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    Elements of a Successful Innovation Roadmap

    November 10, 2014 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, Strategies

    Countless articles argue: To remain competitive, companies need to consistently build their innovation portfolio. Value-oriented improvement and new developments must permeate the business. This article discusses a structured approach, known as a Rapid Innovation Cycle, which brings a repeatable process to innovation, empowering individuals to contribute more and organizations to look beyond themselves—all leading to a higher success rate.

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    Part 2: The Market for Mass Customization Today

    April 16, 2012 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    As NetNatives become consumers and buyers are “trained” by personalized offerings, the market is finally ripe for mass customization. In part two of this special series focusing on mass customization, Professors Frank Piller and Dominik Walcher take a closer look at what the current market has to offer and provide their conclusions after observing 500 leaders in the field from a customer perspective.

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    Big Data: Big Hype or Big Value?

    April 4, 2012 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    The amount of data organizations are expected to manage for planning, transparency, compliance, etc. is expanding, but the amount of data which could benefit these organizations if analysed effectively is growing exponentially with the aid of social media, RFIDs, machine translators, and other tools. The total amount of digital data is growing exponentially leading to the coining of the term big data which has become a major buzzword in the enterprise and even in the general press, but what is the real value behind the hype?

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    Open Innovation and Public Policy in Europe

    February 17, 2012 | By: | In: Reports

    Industrial innovation processes are becoming more open. The large, vertically integrated R&D laboratory systems of the 20th century are giving way to more vertically disintegrated networks of innovation that connect numerous companies into ecosystems. Since innovation policy ultimately rests on the activities and initiatives of the private sector, it is vital that policy follows this evolution. Read more in the report from ESADE Business School in Barcelona and the Science|Business Innovation Board AISBL.

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    Why do Most Products Fail? 3 Techniques to Leverage Hidden Needs

    December 13, 2011 | By: | In: Strategies

    Many managers want their organizations to develop breakthrough products and ask their R&D departments to come up with the equivalent of the iPod or iPhone. Unfortunately, the reality is that product failure is more common than success. So what are the reasons for product failure and what steps can companies take to avoid it?

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