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    Zen Philosophy for Stretching Innovation Space-Time

    February 14, 2019 | By: | In: Strategies

    The non-duality principle of Zen philosophy suggests a more intensive approach to the dimensions of innovation “space-time.” Business teams should stop following a simple sequential procedure in which new ideas are accepted or rejected almost as soon as they arise. Instead, they should take extra time and create a “learning space” or study environment for all of the new ideas in place of the typical reactive, judgmental, for-or-against decision-making process. Connections between these ideas may lead to further innovation opportunities.

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    Man and Nature:  Perspectives on Sustainability from East Asian Philosophy

    August 29, 2018 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    This article provides a conceptual rationale for environmental sustainability derived from Taoist and Buddhist philosophies. Our goal as a society should be to jointly enhance the quality of human lifestyles and the natural environment, not just one or the other. Innovations in this area can have a nonlinear or exponential impact.

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    Cities and Innovation: A Zen Perspective

    March 27, 2018 | By: | In: Strategies, Uncategorized

    This article applies a perspective derived from Zen philosophy to issues of life and innovation within cities. Two major, holistic realms of urban existence are identified—the socio-economic and the ecological. These two spheres do not always coexist in a state of mutually sustainable balance and urban well-being.

  • New Readiness Assessment Tool from EY to Improve Innovation Capabilities

    New Readiness Assessment Tool from EY to Improve Innovation Capabilities

    March 22, 2014 | By: | In: Roundtable Discussion, Videos

    How does the new Readiness Assessment Tool help to generate more and better innovation, as well as faster and cheaper innovations that bring revenues? Apply the assessment tool to your own company to create a common understanding of what holistic innovation management means, to structure, analyze, and measure the innovation potential of your firm, identify areas of improvement, and ultimately to design and implement recommendations tailored to the unique position of the firm.

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    Collaborative Innovation Inside & Beyond the Firm – Two Worlds Become One

    June 26, 2013 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    This year, a very interesting trend in collaborative innovation can be observed in Central Europe: The once distinct concepts of “Enterprise 2.0” and “Open Innovation” are merging. Firms are taking a holistic view on collaborative innovation and put the question about whether collaborative innovation should happen primarily within the firm’s walls or with externals out of the focus.

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    Asking the Important Questions: A Guide to Design Thinking And a Better Way to Serve Customers

    May 30, 2011 | By: | In: Strategies

    Design thinking should be a way of life for senior managers. Melba Kurman spoke to Sara Beckman, design and innovation expert at Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, about how to apply design thinking to the innovation process.

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