Monthly Archives: February 2015

Why I Blog about Innovation

Why does anyone blog about Innovation? Paul Hobcraft, a committed voice, gives us his reasons, and innovation intent. Not simply seen ‘just’ a list of topics, but the “stakes” into the innovation ground to keep guiding me and my readers along a journey of personal discovery.

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Unpacking the Geography of Crowd Capital

From a presentation we found stalking Yannig Roth, from the Open & User Innovation Conference, at Harvard Business School, with two fellow crowdsourcing researchers from Canada (Prashant Shukla & John Prpic). The talk, titled "Is the World Flat? Unpacking the Geography of Crowd Capital," presented early results of a research about crowdsourcing participation across the globe

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Sheila Babnis on Co-Creating with Employees and Patients in Drug Trials

Sheila Babnis, head of strategic innovation for product development at Roche, shared, at a conference earlier this year, new ways that her company is working in innovation in drug development; and how empathy and patient-centricity are shaping both drug development and clinical trials. Co-creating with patients is a core pillar of the new way Roche is working and an area of deep focus for Sheila and her team.

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How to Scale Innovation

Increasingly, companies who have long focused on open innovation and idea management are incorporating design thinking as part of a “well balanced diet” for enterprise innovation. We at batterii are excited to be working with Pfizer, one of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies, to help them bring the power of human centered innovation to every one of their 77,000 employees.

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It’s About Them: Leading for Innovation

Leaders must involve their entire organization in the vision, and promote an honest and open climate to achieve a meaningful shared vision of the future. While it may be easy to focus the lens inward, leadership is never about you… it is about them. The people you lead, and the teams who put their trust in your tenure.

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15 Startups to Watch in 2015-2016

Digital analyst Brian Solis assembled a list of 15 startups he believes will stand out this year while also sparking new trends. From the sharing economy to AR/VR to 3D Printing to Messaging to Enterprise Collaboration and more, this list will help you see and appreciate top trends happening in Silicon Valley and around the world now.

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What’s So Great About Oscar?

As I was looking for a new health insurance policy recently, I started searching for Obamacare, and the result in the first position came up with something called Oscar. I have vaguely remembered seeing the name somewhere… ah! An ad on NYC subway! I clicked through to fill out a form of about 10 questions that, to my great surprise..

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