Conference Report – The Power to Innovate

Congratulations to the team at Invention Machine for hosting this week’s conference, Power to Innovate, at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The theme of the conference centered around the Innovation Intelligence EcosystemTM and how companies can boost performance by coordinating information, communities, and innovation activities. Invention Machine’s premier product, Goldfire, is at the center of this ecosystem. “Goldfire is a ...

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Optimizing Innovation – Wim Soens of CogniStreamer


We are happy to bring you some of the key points and insights from Wim Soem’s talk at the Optimizing Innovation Conference, which was held October 21-22, 2009 in New York City. Wim Soens, Managing Partner at Cognistreamer spoke about their Innovation Portal 3.0 software and a bit about Enterprise 2.0 Innovation. From Wim’s perspective, 2005 marked a switch from ...

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The Participation Economy – Part 2


by Kevin Roberts I like to think of good ideas having a theme song. For the ‘Participation Economy‘ maybe it would be “Come Together” by The Beatles. But the manifestation of that spirit and energy has to be embodied by the current world tour by U2. It’s a lesson in participation with scale. Stadium shows of yesterday were known to ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Fighting our Stereotypes


This is the second of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on “What roles do engineers and marketers play in an innovation setting, and what conflicts can arise based on their perspectives and approaches?” Here is the next perspective in the series: by Mark Roser People interested in the topic ...

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Inspiring Innovation


From small startups to world leadership organizations, innovation is a must for business to thrive and perpetuate. How can your organization inspire innovation? With long-term commitment to progress of the process, leaders must drive the journey from start through finish. Clearly-defined expectations towards the progress, as well as a definitive end-result are imperative elements involved. As a leader, one must ...

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A Perspective on the American Innovation Strategy

“History should be our guide. The United States led the world’s economies in the 20th century because we led the world in innovation. Today, the competition is keener; the challenge is tougher; and that is why innovation is more important than ever. It is the key to good, new jobs for the 21st century. That’s how we will ensure a ...

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What's Your Lifeline for Innovation?

by Stephen Shapiro During dinner the other night, I compared crowdsourcing to the lifelines on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” Imagine you are sitting in the hot seat. The show’s host asks you a question. You are nervous and can’t think straight. You believe you know the answer to the question, but $64,000 is on the line. You are ...

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Innovation by Collaboration


People collaborate to innovate. But what about the other way around? Could a structured innovation approach be used to bring people closer together? In other words, collaboration becomes the endpoint and innovation becomes the means to that end? Collaboration is where two or more people or organizations work together in an intersection of common goals. Collaboration is seen as an ...

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