Tag Archives: Cisco

Will China 2.0 Out-Innovate Your Company?

After thirty years as a “workshop for the world”, China is steadily and resolutely moving up the value chain. And this transition – from low-cost manufacturing to world-class innovation, design and marketing – will change the rules of competition everywhere on earth, including inside China.

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KIN's Role as Force-Multiplier at Cisco Systems

My avocational role within Cisco effectively became that of a proactive evangelist for innovation history, concepts, trends, case studies, practice and thinking, thereby becoming a force-multiplier for the KIN community.  The ultimate utility of interacting with various audiences is to educate and challenge status quo thinking, through introducing an awareness of the potential of innovation, provides context and sparks imagination for discovering new ways to create value.

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Time for Cisco to Rethink Their White Space

Important for CEOs to Maintain and Reset Focus by Idris Mootee The recent news about Cisco deciding to get rid of the Flip video business came as no surprise to me. When I first heard that Cisco was purchasing Pure Digital (maker of the flash-based camera Flip) I was wondering what was the strategic logic behind it. Not sure how ...

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Communication in Open Innovation

Unilever, Cisco, Whirlpool by Andrea Meyer Point: Good communication skills drive open innovation and collaboration Story: At the World Research Group’s 2010 Open Innovation Summit, many presenters stressed the role of communication for both innovation leaders and in promoting open innovation initiatives. Top-notch communication skills with senior executives, peers, partners help drive open innovation success. Stefan Lindegaard, author of “The ...

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