Feature Of The Week

modelH update: Channels

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modelH is a co-creation forum dedicated to building an open source business model canvas for the US healthcare system. Our recent project sprint on Channels defined questions to ask when developing the canvas, and explored how to treat the development and organization of Channels that help our Customer Segments find our Value Proposition. This update will bring you up to speed on the best approaches for developing Channels within your business model, what we are teeing up next, and how you can get involved.

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Action Project Learning Uncovers Innovative Solutions for Nike, GE and other Global Leaders

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Each year, the Center for Innovation Excellence and Leadership (IXL Center) partners with the Hult International Business School and its MBA students on 'real world' action projects that brings great value to companies like Verizon, Nike, GE, Levis, and more. MBA students 'go for the gold' with global business leaders, to uncover where "the next growth will come from."

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The Chief Digital Officer Trend

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I’ve been tracking the Chief Digital Officer trend, and have developed a deep database of who exactly all these CDO’s are; toward the end of 2011 there were 75 Chief Digital Officers on the planet, and by the end of 2012 that went up to about 300. If we stay on track for this year there should be close to 500 or 600 Chief Digital Officers -- at major organizations.

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Best Practices for Innovation from Microsoft

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Every company serious about innovation should anchor their pursuit in a vision, strategy and goals for innovation. These core innovation components should address not just enabling technology but processes and culture too. Microsoft has published this Innovation Management Framework as the culmination of a collaboration with a consortium of visionaries and practitioners to ensure that it includes thought leadership on innovation from Microsoft and its broader ecosystem.

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