Feature Of The Week

Announcing IX Research: Research for Innovation Practitioners

IX Research is the newly-launched research arm of Innovation Excellence. Our goal is to provide Innovation Executives, Innovation Practitioners, and Innovation Vendors with the data, insights, and analysis needed to succeed in the new world order of innovation. IX Research reports are independent, inspirational, actionable, and accessible, and a subscription is $300 per person per year.

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Red Thread Thinking with Debra Kaye

Debra Kaye is an innovation and trends expert specializing in culture strategy and innovation for consumer brands. As such, she’s has helped define new areas of opportunity for a wide range of multi-nationals, including Colgate, Mars, McDonald’s, American Express, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, and Groupe Danone. Debra holds very strong opinions about what does and doesn’t work in innovation based on her years of experience around the world. For starters...

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Growth is Human

Can business growth and renewal be more inevitable than decline and failure? The short 15 min film "Growth is Human" takes into an all too familiar story about what happens when companies fail to grow. Whether in Silicon Valley, Dubai, Detroit, Mumbai, Shanghai, or north Philadelphia — is of no consequence. Companies of all shapes, sizes and geographies share the common objective to, not only avoid the fate of companies like Globe Dye Works, but to also find strategies to thrive and grow.

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The Black Holes of Innovation

Black Holes are powerful enough to prevent light escaping, thus they are hard to detect. They form when massive stars collapse at the end of their life cycles and the power of their gravitational field sucks in anything within range. Corporate innovation has a lot in common with Black Holes.

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