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    Scale and Impact: Supercharging The Success of Your Innovation Efforts

    November 17, 2014 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    How do innovation leaders access additional resources to enhance the scale and impact of their efforts across complex, global organizations?

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    Employees Need Direction and Encouragement to Foster Profitable Entrepreneurial Ideas

    June 11, 2014 | By: | In: Strategies

    As the global economy continues its gradual recovery, companies want entrepreneurial ideas that spur growth. Oftentimes though we see a gap between what entrepreneurially-minded employees think about and what the companies that employ them want.


    Increasing Innovation Impact in the Enterprise

    November 7, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    You would be hard-pressed to find a business leader who would question the importance of innovation not only to promote growth within their organization, but also to ensure its very survival. These business leaders have invested significantly in their innovation initiatives to support this importance. Yet a 2012 Accenture study found that more than half of corporate executives were disappointed by their innovation results and returns from their innovation investments.

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    Top Six Components of a Creative Climate

    May 22, 2013 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology

    Are you thinking about ways to transform your workplace into an environment more conducive to innovation? This article takes a closer look at six components of creative climates that have shown to be significant at facilitating creativity according to new research.

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    How to Unseat the Incumbent

    April 1, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    Incumbents. Everyone who isn’t one hates them and if they don’t already tease you enough from their ivory towers you just know that their lazy overpaid salesman is playing golf somewhere waiting for orders to drop into his inbox before he goes to the nineteenth hole. So how will your sales teams topple the golfer?

  • Breaking the ISE: Mashup for Innovation Success

    Breaking the ISE: Mashup for Innovation Success

    March 15, 2013 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Mash-ups are an innovation power tool. Most breakthrough innovations are the result of combining concepts or ideas that at first glance would have no relationship with each other. Finding the relationship between concepts often breaks new ground. This article delves deeper into the concept of mashups and how you can work with it to achieve innovation success.

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    Why Should You Become an Innopreneur?

    January 14, 2013 | By: | In: Around the Web

    If you’re an emerging manager or young leader, it’s time to think seriously about letting go of the manager’s mindset and adopting that of a corporate entrepreneur – or “innopreneur.” According to Idris Moottee, these enterprising people align their passion with corporate objectives to identify new ideas and create significant value to help grow the organization.

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    How to Deal with Innovation Management When You Are Small?

    December 19, 2012 | By: | In: Support for SMEs

    Innovation is frequently marketed as driver of growth and prerequisite for remaining competitive. However, the process is often risky, especially for small or medium sized enterprises in search of ways to successfully manage their new products, services or businesses in a systemic and stable manner. Luckily, tools such as the “A.T. Kearney House of Innovation” are available to lend an essential helping hand.

  • The Seven Essential Characteristics of Innovative Companies

    The Seven Essential Characteristics of Innovative Companies

    December 18, 2012 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    What makes a company innovative? Innovation is nothing more than a tool that enables companies to achieve unique, strategic goals. It should not simply be a slogan, nor an end unto itself, argues Jeffrey Baumgartner. To be truly innovative, an organization should have seven essential characteristics.

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    How to be an Effective Innovator?

    December 13, 2012 | By: | In: Front End of Innovation

    Being an effective innovator is not an easy task. The good news is that you can learn from others’ experiences. Gijs van Wulfen walks us through some of the important lessons he learned as a marketer, strategy consultant and innovation facilitator.

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    Innovative Switzerland

    November 14, 2012 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Switzerland is more innovative and entrepreneurial than generally thought. The world holds on to the caricature of Heidi and of utterly dull bankers, evoked by Helmut Schmidt, many years ago: “Europe is not governed by the gnomes of Zurich”. We forget the implications of the fact that the Swiss national hero is the ultimate rebel: Wilhelm Tell; and rebellion is companion of innovation.The strong Swiss franc and the weak state of the economies of its trading partners will make 2012 difficult, but Switzerland scores tangible successes: prosperity, low debt, reasonable growth, public budgets in the black, low unemployement and trade surplus. This miniature model of Europe must be an inspiration for the EU to become what it should be: the world’s most successful region in the 21rst century.

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    What it Means to Learn Entrepreneurship

    November 13, 2012 | By: | In: Videos

    Entrepreneurial former Stanford students Kit Rodgers, Steve Garrity and Divya Nag discuss whether entrepreneurship can be taught or learned, and whether entrepreneurial skills come from innate qualities within an individual. Concepts explored include exposure to conducive environments, being entrepreneurially-minded as a member of a team, and the importance of pattern recognition.

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    The Mistake Made by Most Start-ups

    September 11, 2012 | By: | In: Videos

    The problem most startups have when they take their product or service to the big companies? “The big companies can’t figure out how to make it mundane enough to interoperate with all of the complexity they have,” answers Liz Tinkham, a global manager at Accenture. She says that a start-up may have the best piece of new technology ever, but if it doesn’t work easily with other technology, it’s just too hard to get larger companies to adopt the service or product.

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    Call to Co-Create the Pan-European Social Media Strategy

    May 11, 2012 | By: | In: News

    The mission of this project is to support the EU Commission and the EU in general to help small & medium businesses, innovative entrepreneurs and the public sector to understand, adopt and leverage Social Media with the intention to more successfully grow their respective businesses, create additional jobs and better integrate government and population.

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    How to Create an Innovation Mission Statement

    April 26, 2012 | By: | In: Strategies

    Often individuals and organizations tend to get stuck in the mode of talking about innovation and/or trying to understand innovation. The only way to really know innovation is to do innovation, and learn from your mistakes along the way. In this article Harun Asad suggests preparing an Innovation Mission Statement as an initial, action-oriented way to get out of the rhetoric trap.



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