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MICHAEL PORTER on Strategic Innovation – Creating Tomorrow's Advantages

An Innovation Excellence Classic: From an interview with Rowan Gibson AS WE ENTER the twenty-first century, there is a pressing need for clear strategies. Because unless companies have a clear vision about how they are going to be distinctly different and unique, offering something different than their rivals to some different group of customers, they are going to get eaten alive by the intensity of competition.

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Twelve Days of Innovation

As we are now in the middle of the Twelve Days of Christmas, I thought it might be fun to do a post from the innovator's perspective of the kinds of gifts that might mean the most to an innovator during the holidays when it comes to their quest for innovation excellence.

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Bill Strickland: A Santa for the Economy?

Would that Santa could bring us a few more Bill Strickland's! Or the "1%" might take a page out of his book. But in life's great art of individual uniqueness, there is only one of this special man. The entrepreneurial leadership he has demonstrated over many decades is one heck of a Solving-Big-Problems role model.

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My One Word for 2012 – Ingenuity

“Ingenuity," John Kao suggests, is perhaps the most under-represented discussions of innovation, and at the same time, one of the most critical elements for addressing the challenges facing global society today. Many of these, from climate change to economic disparity, are escalating at a staggering pace that requires precisely the acceleration of the innovation process that ingenuity can provide.

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The Client Consultant Innovating Dilemma

In the UK there has been an excellent study looking specifically at the client and consulting relationships through the provision of innovation services. It was published in October 2011 entitled "Management innovation in the UK consulting industry", by Dr. Joe O’Mahoney, a Fellow at the Advanced Institute of Management and a Lecturer at Cardiff University and commissioned with the Institute of Consulting. The aim of the report is to stimulate consultancies to be more innovative and therefore add more value to their clients.

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