Monthly Archives: July 2012

Why do Successful People Stumble?

“The reason why successful companies fail is they invest in things that provide the most immediate and tangible evidence of achievement. And the reason why they have such a short time horizon is that they’re run by people like you and I. And we then apply that very same thinking process in our personal lives.”

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Impact of Culture and Stage Gates on Innovation

I had the opportunity to interview Cor Bosselaar, Portfolio Manager of Corporate Innovation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, about innovation, stage-gate processes and building a balanced innovation portfolio. Cor Bosselaar leads the development and implementation of innovation capabilities at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. In support of accelerating innovation results, their main focus is building and improving Stage-Gate® and portfolio processes.

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In Case You Missed the CNN Global Innovation Special

In 2011, for the first time in history, China is on track to outpace the United States in patent filings. From the political right to the political left, nearly everyone agrees that innovation is key to American job growth. CNN and TIME magazine’s Fareed Zakaria interviews America’s top innovation experts for their best ideas on how to fuel creativity and the U.S. economic recovery for a new special, CNN Presents: Restoring the American Dream: How to Innovate.

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Innovation Strategy versus Brand Strategy

I had the opportunity to interview Steven Cristol, Founder and Managing Partner of Strategic Harmony® Partners about branding, innovation and sustainability. Strategic Harmony® Partners is a strategy consulting firm, and holds a patent for the first decision model to align and integrate product strategy and brand strategy. Here is the text from the interview:

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Innovation and Silos

Is it true that the larger your company, the tougher your innovation challenges become? If so, why should this be? It could be argued that more resources, bigger budgets, stronger technology portfolios and greater market access should make companies more successful at innovation.

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Imagine – Great Ideas Made Real

'Imagine - Great Ideas Made Real' is a film showcase highlighting the UK's strengths in innovation. The 2 minute film 'Imagine' will showcase over 100 British innovations, referencing the UK's long history and focusing on recent innovations. The video will be used by UKTI worldwide in support of its business events and showcasing the UK as a centre of innovation.

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