Innovation

Innovation Labs: rapid innovation (3/4)

Did you miss Part One or Part Two? Innovation labs or rapid innovation centers are developing at fast pace. Hereafter, we prolongate the previous review of Innovation Labs, with an industry point of view. Each archetype can inspire the managers in charge of creating an innovation lab, and arm them to compose their own recipe for success. 4 type of Innovation ...

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Not All Innovation Looks The Same

I used to believe that in order to be innovative, we all have to innovate the same way, my way. Usually, that involves stepping outside my comfort zone and daring to be fearless. My way of innovating includes getting super uncomfortable and taking big risks. Obviously, since that’s how I tend to innovate, you should too. Then when you don’t ...

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Innovation Leaders as White Blood Cells

One of the most important roles of the leader of a creative team is to keep the team separated from the rest of the organization. Just like your immune system separates you from disease. What is the most important trait of the creative team leader? In my research of why people are more creative in startup companies than in mature companies, I found that ...

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13 Plastic Packaging Alternatives

Why should brands care? Plastics is one of the biggest challenges the world is facing right now. Thanks to David Attenborough’s Blue Planet, consumers are suddenly aware of the thousands of tonnes of plastic filling the ocean. As plastic is so prolifically used, especially in packaging, brands are going to need to act quick to find plastic alternatives. In fact, ...

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Leaping to a New Growth Curve – Part 2 of 3

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Howard Yu, LEGO professor of management and innovation at the prestigious IMD Business School in Switzerland, director of IMD’s signature Advanced Management Program (AMP), and author of the book Leap: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied to investigate a series of important questions about what we can learn ...

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Gray Hair, White Space

Geritol. AARP. RVs. These symbols of retirement are losing their relevance, empty shells of another’s generation concept of how to spend the remainder of your life once you have worked your last day. In the past week I talked to several people across the country who all turned 50. The same story surfaced organically. Thanks for the miracle of direct ...

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Advice to a Medical Student Entrepreneur

Dear Susan, Congratulations on your recent graduation. I’m sure you are thrilled to start medical school in August and are looking forward to taking a break this summer. The usual commencement speech I’d give, had I been invited, goes something like this: Given your interest in building the company you started in college,however, you might want to rethink that vacation in ...

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Innovation Labs: disruption, and new business models (2/4)

Click here to read Part One Innovation labs or rapid innovation centers are developing at fast pace. Hereafter, we prolongate the previous review of Innovation Labs, with an industry point of view. Each archetype can inspire the managers in charge of creating an innovation lab, and arm them to compose their own recipe for success. 4 type of Innovation Labs from ...

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