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Innovation and Simplicity

In today’s world of complex systems, Big Data, and massive analytical capabilities, sometimes we need to step back and remember that transformative innovation can, and often does, arise from simple human ingenuity. Two historical examples from the food industry...

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Crappy Innovation

Can you be crappy? Do you dare? When we think about innovation, we usually think about what impresses us. Like Steve Jobs standing on a podium showing off his latest triumph: Incredible! Revolutionary! Mind Blowing!

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The Jolt to Best Buy

Poor financial performance is a shock to the system; it rumbles marketing plans and shakes the innovation strategy and pipeline. Best Buy retail and web sales fell 2.4% versus last year and shareholders have lost more than half of their value over the past five years. The company is now in the throws of reinventing how it goes to market as fast as it can.

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Phase 1 Innovation Analytics

How do you analyze innovation at a large multi-national corporation? I've been using Data Analytics Life Cycle to internally construct a strategy for analyzing global innovation processes and methodologies at my own corporation (EMC). I've published some of the results...

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Life After Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?

Eastman Kodak (NYSE:EKDKQ) surprised few by declaring bankruptcy last week. It was clear to many business insiders back in September that Kodak was headed to zero after a panicked move to tap its credit line. As those who have watched the corporate history of Kodak know, years of big debts and a lack of innovation have been weighing on the iconic photography company for quite some time.

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