Monthly Archives: December 2009

Innovating on the Cheap

The problem is the recession. It is hurting businesses large and small. The answer is innovation. Innovation can help you to cut costs, improve margins, retain customers, acquire new customers, gain market share and ultimately to survive. But when you are cutting costs and squeezing resources in all areas how can you find the people, time and money for innovation? ...

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Getting Others to Think Strategically

Which is more important for a business to engage in – strategic planning or strategic thinking? If you answered “both,” you win the prize. What’s the difference between the two? Typically, strategic planning involves a formal process whereby company leaders and senior managers gather for a day or two and peer into the future to chart a course of action ...

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Watch Out Nintendo

Apple Is Pushing The Limits Of “Interactivity” And Going 3D by Idris Mootee Apple is going to push the limits of “interactivity” and planning to go 3D. Using a camera to detect a user’s position and overlay it onto an any on-screen object, giving the impression of a “reflection” and creating a more immerse experience. Apple’s latest technology would address ...

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Who are the real thought leaders?

Thought Leadership…What is a thought leader, and what does thought leadership mean in today’s business world? As much as some people wish it wasn’t so, a thought leader is not someone who simply restates someone else’s views and positions. Furthermore, beyond uniqueness of thought, a true thought leader’s positions also challenge established norms and conventions. Moreover, the true litmus test ...

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Open Innovation Summit – Day Two

by Braden Kelley The first edition of the conference was held in Orlando, Florida at the Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal. The second annual Open Innovation Summit will be held August 11-13, 2010 in Chicago, IL. The second day of the conference kicked off with Robert Brands. Here are some of the key takeaways from Robert and the other speakers on ...

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Open Innovation Summit – Day One

by Braden Kelley Earlier this month I led a workshop at the Open Innovation Summit on identifying and removing barriers to innovation with special guests: Greg Fox (Cisco Systems), Helene F. Rutledge (GSK Consumer Healthcare), and Hutch Carpenter (Spigit). The first edition of the conference was held in Orlando, Florida at the Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal. The second annual Open ...

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Who is Responsible for Innovation?

I run across a lot of organisations that say that ‘innovation’ is one of their core values, but their actions don’t support innovation at all. Every once in a while, one of them decides that it is time to get serious about innovation, and that’s when I get called in to help. As John has described, one of the first ...

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It's Not Rocket Science

For those of you who asked, here is the video of my six minute speech at the TEDx NASA conference. Enjoy. Stephen Shapiro is the author of three books, a popular innovation speaker, and is the Chief Innovation Evangelist for Innocentive, the leader in Open Innovation.

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Call for January 'Innovation Perspectives'

January’s opportunity to contribute your Innovation Perspectives is now here. This monthly feature presents our loyal readers with different perspectives on a single topic all in one place – from several different authors. It gives our innovation community the opportunity to compare, contrast and discuss them in the comments here on Blogging Innovation and with the 1,600+ people in the ...

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