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Nurturing a Vibrant Culture to Drive Innovation

W.L. Gore’s products alone, such as the eponymous GORE-TEX® water- and windproof fabrics, and a multitude of unique medical, electronic and industrial materials, might seem to assure the company’s success. But Terri Kelly attributes the 50-year-old company’s achievements not just to engineering prowess, but to its singular culture. This privately held company, with $2.5 billion in revenue and 8500 staff ...

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Henry Chesbrough and Gary Hamel Talk Innovation Platforms

Henry Chesbrough: How Innovation Changed While Nokia Wasn’t Looking Award-winning author Henry Chesbrough discusses with Gary Hamel how Nokia had fantastic success in the 1990’s building products but got left behind by the other companies like Apple, Research and Motion, and Google who are now building platforms that others can build on top of instead of focusing purely on the ...

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DIY Manufacturing – Run Your Own Factory at Home

WIRED editor-in-chief Chris Anderson and Autodesk CEO Carl Bass discuss the future of 3D printing, and how amateur designers may soon be able to build resource-intensive products like furniture using remote but cost-effective tools. The New Industrial Revolution: How Web Innovation Models Are Transforming Manufacturing. Featuring Carl Bass, President & CEO, Autodesk, in conversation with Chris Anderson. Carl Bass is ...

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Iteration, Collaboration, and Innovation

“Even a brown box can be innovative when you think about supply chain, how you bring it to market,” Waite says. But that can only happen if you provide an atmosphere where your employees’ innovation can thrive. “I have to make sure I give them freedom and latitude, and make sure I don’t shut them down,” says Waite, who personally ...

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Creativity and the Five Wet Monkeys

Col. Casey Haskins, an accomplished military officer and professor at West Point Academy, argues that one of the biggest obstacles to creativity is a reliance on the status quo. “We do lots of stuff that we have no idea why we do it, and we don’t even bother to examine it, and in some instances, that does harm,” explains Haskins. ...

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