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    Collaborative Innovation – Hamburger Style

    February 7, 2017 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation

    Often I read articles or books about top-down vs. bottom-up innovation and why one approach would be better than the other. After spending more than five years in the collaborative innovation space, I would advise going hamburger style!

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    A Quick Guide to External Collaboration

    January 6, 2017 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Organization & Culture

    Working with external partners to bring better products and services to market faster and/or develop better intellectual property has never been more popular in the world of business than what we see today.

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    The Next Level of Open Innovation: Is Your Organization Ready?

    September 13, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Getting started with open innovation and developing the right foundation for open innovation has been a key challenge at many companies in the last three to five years. Now, internal as well as external forces are moving these companies towards the next level of open innovation in which we go beyond just products and technology and start to explore how a more open and collaborative mindset can be applied to all more business units and functions. Think procurement and engineering as examples.

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    How to Make Innovations Business Relevant

    December 5, 2014 | By: | In: Roundtable Discussion, Videos

    Innovations should clearly contribute to growth, optimization and protection of the business. However, CEOs often challenge innovations already at the beginning of respective discussions and huge amounts of ideas get lost, together with prospective business benefits. In this IM Channel One Roundtable Discussion we introduced EY’s way of utilizing innovation management to address the three most relevant board room challenges: top-line growth, bottom-line growth and business resilience.

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    An Executive’s Perspective Inside Venture Capital

    October 30, 2012 | By: | In: Videos

    Kick in the door when it opens, says Mari Baker, CEO of PlayFirst, on her former affiliation with VC firm Kleiner Perkins. She transitioned from her executive roll at BabyCetner and soon sat in on pitch meetings, reviewing the portfolios of numerous start-up companies. Along the way, she took on an appreciation for the difficult choices made by venture capitalists. The experience taught her to be more thoughtful of approaching firms for future capital. It also solidified her understanding that being funded is more than just asking for cash; it’s establishing a long-term relationship between the company and its funders.

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    4 Steps for Top Executives to Execute on to Truly Empower Innovation

    June 21, 2012 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Why would a company that rose to prominence based on its innovativeness abandon its lifeblood when the founder exists the building? There are many examples of this happening out there. However if they follow in the footsteps of the world’s ‘serial innovators,’ leadership can keep a company’s innovation flame lit without having to bring back the founding CEO.

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    How to Accelerate Open Innovation Initiatives with Disruptive Technology

    December 12, 2011 | By: | In: Strategies

    Global companies focused on open innovation can accelerate corporate innovation strategies by partnering with a select set of early stage, disruptive technology providers. The result can accelerate open innovation initiatives to fulfill existing market needs or to access new market opportunities while leveraging intellectual resources from outside your organization.