Monthly Archives: May 2010

100 Awesome Quotes on What It Takes To Innovate

1. “I want to put a ding in the universe.” – Steve Jobs 2. “Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.” – Alfred North Whitehead 3. “Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.” – Jonas Salk 4. “If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.” – Charles Kettering 5. “If you ...

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Response – Should BP crowdsource potential solutions for the Gulf oil spill?

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Hutch Carpenter asks on Blogging Innovation: Should BP crowdsource potential solutions for the Gulf oil spill? Crowdsourcing has indeed proven its value time and again. In We Think Charles Leadbeater demonstrates its power to harness the collective brains of people across the globe to design strategies to solve problems more effectively and rapidly than formal organization could ever do. In ...

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Memorial Day Leadership Lessons

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by Mike Myatt Is Memorial Day just another holiday, or does it mean something more to you? While this weekend simply signifies a long awaited prelude to summer for some, it is much more than that for me. As a veteran and lifelong student of leadership I have always found Memorial Day weekend to be one of the most meaningful ...

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Seven Successful Open Innovation Practices

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Last year I had the opportunity to visit or speak to 24 organizations around the globe, for my research on open innovation practices. These companies included Philips, Kodak, Nokia, Telefonica, Siemens, Xerox and Dupont, but also highly innovative Brazilian firms such as Natura (cosmetics) Embraco (world leader in refrigeration) and Petrobras (one of the largest energy companies in the world) ...

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Innovation Perspectives – EMC Customer Innovation

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This is the ninth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘How should firms collaborate with customers and/or value chain partners to co-create new products and services?’. Here is the next perspective in the series: by Steve Todd Customer Innovation via Corporate Portals “Innovate With Influence” provides several examples ...

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Animals Can't Drive Utes

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I get a lot of interesting things sent to me about Lovemarks, and here is one out of left field. A Masters student in Australia, Bibi Deena Syed sent me over a hardbound thesis … that’s a psychoanalytic study of Lovemarks. Crazy? Psychoanalyzing love? I’ve traveled the world sharing and discussing Lovemarks with thousands of people, and every time I ...

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Microsoft is GM. Apple is BMW.

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April 26, 2010 was a big day for Apple. That was the day it surpassed Microsoft as the most valuable technology company. Kids who have grown up with the iMac, iPod and iPad may greet the news with a yawn. But those of us who remember the early days are somewhat stunned. Who would have thought ten years ago (let ...

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Fastest Follower Usually the Innovation Winner

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In our innovation circles, we like to celebrate the pioneers. They are the folks that establish the trail and go where no one has gone before. We highlight their advancements and hold up their accomplishments. But what often goes unsaid or unnoticed is that many pioneers die right on the cusp of success. Who are the ultimate winners? The Fastest ...

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20 Strategies for Solo Social Media Success

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A recent post highlighted strategies for creating an informal social media team within your organization to help carry out social media strategy. Debra Feldman was nice enough to tweet a link but gave it the frown emoticon for not being applicable to solopreneurs. I promised to create a comparable list for individuals in business for themselves. Hopefully, these twenty strategies, ...

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