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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 Changing Face of Corporate Intrapreneurship

    September 26, 2016 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    In early September 85 smart people gathered for two days at the Pfizer conference center in New York City to talk about their practical experience in identifying, engaging, driving value from and (at times) failing with the most innovative employees in their respective businesses. The 2016 Corporate Intrapreneur Summit was 100% on point in targeting key areas of interest around how intrapreneurs in a corporate setting.

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    40 Design and Innovation Leaders in Social

    September 12, 2016 | By: | In: Reports

    Design Thinking Leaders discover innovative ideas by working through challenging, and often chaotic, situations where disruptive opportunities are typically hidden. These creativity-minded professionals embrace the consumer’s perspective and balance that with the brand’s needs and aspirations. The result? Simple, yet radical solutions that seem so obvious in hindsight.

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    Challenged by Innovation? Someone May Have Already Solved Your Problem

    July 12, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    In 1946, Soviet inventor and science fiction writer Genrich Altshuller developed a methodology called TRIZ. It became known as “the theory of inventive problem-solving” and was based on a simple premise: across different disciplines and applications, the same challenges occur again and again. Unfortunately, people keep solving nearly identical problems from scratch. The main lesson from TRIZ is this: if you understand how your innovation challenge is similar to someone else’s, you can reapply solutions that already exist, instead of reinventing the wheel time and again.

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    5 Emerging Trends in the Financial Sector

    June 8, 2016 | By: | In: Strategies

    The financial landscape is changing and the crowd is uniquely suited to help banks and other financial institutions solve some of the challenges they face. In this article, we look at five tech trends and how they’re changing how financial institutions interact with their customers.

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    Innovation that Matters: Tomorrow’s Winning Cities

    May 31, 2016 | By: | In: News, Reports

    Innovation that Matters examines and ranks 25 cities’ readiness to capitalize on the inevitable shift to a digital economy. It carves out critical trends every U.S. city leader can learn from and offers recommendations local leaders can adopt to strengthen their region’s digital competitiveness.

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    Themes and Trends from The Front End of Innovation Conference (Boston, 2016); And What They Mean for Your Business

    May 17, 2016 | By: | In: Front End of Innovation, News

    I love a good quality innovation conference. There are plenty of crappy innovation events out there, but I have to say that this year’s Front End of Innovation conference in Boston (#FEI16, @FEI_innovation), provided a boat load of inspiration and occasional moments of delight. So I wanted to outline some of the key themes that I saw coming out of this year’s event.

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    What Effect has Digital Innovation had on the World and your Business?

    April 5, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, Life Cycle Processes

    The Internet has forever changed how we work with innovation. Author Marta Domínguez spent the last five years observing the causes and effects of the digital wave and has gathered a list of 22 impacts on the world and your business.

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    Three Megatrends that will Affect Everybody’s Business

    September 29, 2015 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    The future is hard to predict and a lot of “experts” regularly get it wrong. However, there are some facts so important and trends so inevitable that leaders would be ill-advised to ignore and not try to anticipate. Here are three of many future megatrends that will not necessarily determine what will happen, but will most likely have a big impact on everybody’s business in the coming years to decades.

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    The Product of The Future

    August 21, 2015 | By: | In: Strategies

    What will the product of the future be like – and how will it be different than today’s products? Generally, all products will become part virtual, part physical. They will be connected, reconfigurable and – hopefully – smart. Also, the business model for their manufacturers will be dramatically different.

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    Disruptive Technologies for a Better Tomorrow

    July 10, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Life Cycle Processes

    The fate of technology is not an undecipherable enigma that only engineers at Google, Amazon, or Samsung can solve. We can make better decisions in the present by developing a smarter understanding of the laws that govern technological evolution, of how it behaves over time, and what lies over the horizon. If we start thinking about these issues today, we can turn our discomfort into action.

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    The Golden Opportunity of Paradigm Shifts

    July 3, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Strategies

    We have identified the six major paradigm shifts that are disrupting how we see the world and do business. Recognizing these shifts will help innovation leadership discover opportunities in a wide variety of fields and develop game-changing business models.

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    How Your Organization Can Cash-In on the Latest Trends in Innovation

    November 14, 2014 | By: | In: Roundtable Discussion, Videos

    Innovation is such a hot topic of discussion that it can be difficult to determine the next initiatives to undertake to grow the maturity of your innovation program. In this enlightening webinar on November 12, 2014 we highlighted several innovation trends to consider implementing today for measurable results tomorrow.

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    Using Global Insights to Drive Local Innovation

    October 28, 2014 | By: | In: Strategies

    “Innovation” has become yet another buzz-word, used overwhelmingly by organizations to distinguish themselves from competitors. This article explores one strategy that local champions can use to be more innovative in their local markets: scan the globe for trends and insights and generate insights and ideas that can be adapted to drive innovation at the local market level.

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    Taxis vs. Uber: A Perfect Example of Resistance to Change

    October 14, 2014 | By: | In: Enabling Factors, News

    In cities all over the world an ugly war is being fought by “traditional” taxi companies against a new form of competition from Uber and other ride-sharing services. This article points out three things traditional taxi companies have in common with businesses of the past.