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    ‘Collaborative Synthesizim’ and Innovative Nations

    March 24, 2017 | By: | In: Column & Opinion

    In an increasingly interconnected world, those individuals, sectors, and nations who can master collaborative synthesis will emerge as alpha-innovators. Through “collaborative synthesizim”, the use of highly-integrated, progressive technologies working in synchronization will drive innovative practices, encourage new ways of thinking, and present new challenges.

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    The Digital Tsunami

    January 26, 2017 | By: | In: Column & Opinion

    These days, when migrants arrive at a refugee camp, one of the first things they ask for is access to WiFi and electricity to recharge their cell phones. Their smartphone is as basic a resource for survival as food and water. This is a vivid reminder of the fact that we are fully immersed in a digital world.

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    3 Advantages to Collaborating on Innovation as a Global Community

    January 16, 2017 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, News

    The list of problems that need to be solved is growing almost as fast as our solutions are. Some are concerned about the lack of food and water security, others worry about access to education and a whopping 45.2% of millennials think today’s most pressing problem is the destruction of natural resources. But with the proliferation of problems, organizations and enterprises are broadening their search for innovative solutions and many of them are looking to the crowd for ideas.

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    Innovation, Suffocation & Trump Nation

    December 15, 2016 | By: | In: Column & Opinion

    Innovation at best is like watering a nice healthy plant, making it grow and blossom; however, watering without the plant is just getting the dirt wet. Nothing happens. Currently, all over the world and with more than 100 major innovation themed events yearly, complete with great photo opportunities for local and national leadership, most nations have little to show for these super expensive efforts. It seems that we talk a lot about innovation and find ourselves stuck in the suffocation of great ideas. And, suddenly the Trump nation erupts on a high note!

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    7 Steps to Platform Transformation – Part I

    November 28, 2016 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, Strategies

    Too many notes, Mozart was once told. Too many ideas, we might say today. The culture of innovation is awash with idea generation and its sidekick, fail-fast fail cheap innovation. Worse, we need a culture of transformation not just innovation. Accenture recently reported that 81% of executives they interviewed see platforms as central to their strategy over the next three years.

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    The Importance of Collaboration in the Digital Economy

    October 27, 2016 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, News

    What’s the future for the connected car, for digital financial services, or for smart and sustainable cities in the new industrial reality? How are innovations and technical developments in 5G, the Internet of Things and spectrum management impacting on future networks and future businesses? And if meaningful, affordable connectivity is the single best bet for accelerating socio-economic development and meeting the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs), how can we ensure we reach the billions of unconnected most in need?

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    Foresight and Extreme Creativity: Strategy for the 21st Century

    October 25, 2016 | By: | In: Book Reviews

    Judging by experience, most top managers and innovators feel that they are in a maelstrom of change. For some, the rate of change and the magnitude of the consequences induced are so high that they feel a kind of ‘Present Shock’ – a term coined by Douglas Rushkoff, building upon Alvin Toffler’s concept of Future Shock, to describe the psychological impact that occurs when too much is happening simultaneously.

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    The Global Competitiveness Report 2016–2017

    October 19, 2016 | By: | In: Reports

    The Global Competitiveness Report assesses the competitiveness landscape of 138 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. Switzerland, Singapore and the United States remain the three world’s most competitive economies.

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    The Untold Story Behind Switzerland’s Success with James Breiding

    September 23, 2016 | By: | In: Innovation Ecosystem, Podcast

    Switzerland – a tiny country with few natural advantages – has become incredibly successful in the world of banking, pharmaceuticals, machinery, and more. James Breiding, author of the bestselling book, Swiss Made, explores the enabling factors for innovation in Switzerland. He makes the point that when an entrepreneur comes up with a new and innovative method or product, there will be resistance from those who have accepted the status quo. Entrepreneurs as well as intrapreneurs need to have thick skin if they wish to disrupt the market.

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    The Driving Forces of Change

    July 18, 2013 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, Serialized Books, The Innovation Master Plan

    Six major forces are driving change in today’s world. Developing a successful innovation program requires that your organization understand and master all of them.

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    Innovation’s Silent Killer

    January 2, 2012 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    If they want to compete successfully in the future, companies should hold off on rapid ideation and faster commercialization until they take an unflinching look at what is truly stifling breakthrough innovation. In this article, Soren Kristensen provides insight on how honest self-reflection can free you from your biggest impediment to growth.

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    Clusters Are Obsolete

    November 23, 2010 | By: | In: Blogs, Enabling Factors

    Are Clusters or cluster initiatives really adding any tangible value to firms? Are they obsolete? Maybe not yet, but I believe if the present policy tools and institutional frameworks are not reformed they may very well soon become so. In the following blog I would like to focus on three areas that have not been given enough importance by policy makers: focus beyond geographies, new clusters and cluster performance.

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    Collaborating Downstream in Emerging Markets

    May 24, 2010 | By: | In: Strategies

    Not so long ago, internal R&D activities were considered one of the most valuable assets a company could have. The rather “outmoded” concept of closed innovation, in contrast to open innovation, was built on self-reliance and on the principle that successful innovation required control and secrecy.

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