What makes a country innovative?

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Each year INSEAD team up with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and Cornell University to produce an innovation league table for the countries of the world.  It’s designed to rank the infrastructure and support environment for innovation around the world. The 2016 rankings have just been published, and given the desire of the EU to support ‘open science, open ...

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Key Innovation Issues for the Time Ahead – Part 2

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In addition to the still highly topical issues, outlined in part 1, I’d like to raise another four points which I personally foresee key for innovation management in the time to come – making no claim to completeness: Organizational Ambidexterity As you can see from previous posts, I’ve been passionately advocating the importance of organizational ambidexterity for a couple of years now. From my own practice ...

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Transforming Healthcare from Within

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How One Woman Is Working To Transform The Healthcare System From Within The successful decoding of the human genome in 2003 was a historic achievement.  Not only because it unlocked the biological code to life, but also because it marked a new fusion of life sciences and information technology, using powerful computers and analytical techniques to multiply scientists’ efforts many times ...

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Innovation and How to Recruit and Retain Top Millennial Talent

Innovation and How to Recruit and Retain Top Millennial Talent

As discussed in the new innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation, one of the biggest reasons why the actual implementation of innovation can become such a formidable if not insurmountable process is because of people-related issues. A key element to successfully implementing innovation is finding and keeping the right people. While it goes without saying ...

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Product Naming 101

Product Naming 101

If you ask business experts what is the most fundamental ingredient in a successful product launch, you may hear three things: distribution, quality, or pricing. All three are merely givens in this era—mandatory.

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Trend-driven Innovation for Product Managers

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Smart product managers study trends and innovate accordingly. This is trend-driven innovation. Uber’s success is an excellent example of trend-driven innovation. It made transportation more convenient and also made earning money easier for drivers. Both were possible due to changes in perceptions of sharing – a trend that became known as the sharing economy. Trends can be a product manager’s ...

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Innov’Up at La Poste (French mail company)

Innov'Up at La Poste (French mail company) -Innovation Excellence

Aude Le Carpentier is in charge of Innov’Up Creativity, in the Service-Mail-Parcel sector of La Poste. She’s a 27 year-old manager of a team of 15 creative people, helping business teams to develop innovative services. She kindly accepted to answer our questions on the story of Innov’Up. 1)  What is ‘the reason why’ for Innov up Creativity? Where does it ...

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eX Summit: Is the real innovation around employee engagement?

Employee Engagement?

Many organizations have failed to focus on the experiences of their most important competitive advantage: employees. It’s now time to talk about the employee experience (EX). That’s why I’ve founded eX Summit, a space to debate the importance and impact of the employee experience. Our first event eX Indy will take place on September 22 in Indianapolis.

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