Monthly Archives: May 2014

Strategy’s Magic Question

Your grand strategy seems airtight on paper. You've arrived at a winning aspiration. You've honed in on an open and attractive segment in which to play. You've identified the competitive advantages that will enable you to win in your chosen spaces. You've got the capabilities and systems to support your choices. But as the saying goes, no battle plan survives first contact with the enemy.

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Innovation and Aristotle's Ethics

Could Aristotle’s framework for ethics offer us insights for how to catalyze innovation? Two concepts from the ancient Greek philosopher seem immediately relevant: the idea of practical action as a means for cultivating character, and the notion of achieving excellence through balance. Each is explored, with examples.

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Innovation in the Hands of Kids

"I am an inventor!" “...I can't hear you” [Shouts from the crowd] "I AM AN INVENTOR!!" This is how my day started last Saturday at the UConn campus as I watched hundreds of young inventors eagerly await their inventions to be judged at the 31st Annual Connecticut Invention Convention.

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