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Creating Products Customers Want with Innovation Wars

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How can product managers help their organizations innovate in a way that will appeal to customers? Co-create with your customers. It is frequent advice, but how do you really accomplish it? To find out, I discussed the topic with the author of Innovation Wars: Driving Successful Corporate Innovation Programs. It’s an authoritative guidebook for innovators and product managers that includes ...

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Technology is leading the shift of market research – a look at The Store-Checkers

“Technology is eating the world” as the famous motto says in the Silicon Valley. It turns out that it is also eating the market research and consulting world. In the last few years, this industry has experienced phenomenal growth and change in terms of how researches are conducted. In the past, paper and pencil ruled and the research process was long and laborious for both the supplier and the client.

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Go East Young Man or Woman

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This week my youngest daughter is going overseas for a month long summer school. When I was her age, I went east to France, she is going east to China. I have no doubts that the 21st Century will be the Asian Century and I encouraged her to go rather than going to Europe, even with a cheap Euro.

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Why is Jack Ma More Inspiring than Steve Jobs?

Steve Jobs and Jack Ma have a lot in common. Both are drop-outs, Steve Jobs left college and spent some time collecting trash cans for money, while Jack Ma failed the university entrance exam twice and most of his job applications were rejected, including KFC. However, one thing sets them apart, one thing which has been the cornerstone of many of Jack Ma’s interviews: failure.

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