Inside Four Decades of Breakthroughs at IBM Research

American industry has a rich heritage of top-notch corporate labs. Bell Labs created not only the transistor, but also other fundamental breakthroughs, such as the laser and information theory. PARC, developed much of the technology we associate with modern computers, such as the mouse and the graphical user interface. Both labs have attained mythical status and rightly so. Yet IBM ...

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Amazing PLM Governance

In this blog series, I provide insights as to why PLM has true potential to be so transformational for life sciences companies, but many aren’t getting there. We have come a long way – we have developed a defensible strategy, picked technology, and developed a change campaign. Now we need effective governance models in place to help mitigate risk, remove obstacles and ...

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Innovation for the Dotcloud Revolution

Even though dotcommers seemed to take pride in their lack of fashion sense and innovation in the pervasive hoodie and jeans combinations they preferred, this era delivered some of the greatest technology innovations that changed how we see the world. The hype about the eventual bubble overshadowed the fact that Amazon would one day give Microsoft a run for its money.

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Don’t Blame Technology for Your Failure

Cédric Mao and Erwann Rozier founded Fly The Nest, to help startups grow, scale, and leave the nest, while keeping a consistent and cohesive team functioning. They tell us more about this organization discipline, which can also rule for innovation teams in established companies. 1) Nicolas Bry: What problem is addressing Fly the Nest? You’re speaking of ‘building powerful team’s: ...

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How Google Innovates

How Google Innovates

Steve Jobs built—and then revived—Apple by fusing technology with design. IBM has remained a top player in its industry for roughly a century by investing in research that is often a decade ahead of its time. Facebook “moves fast and maintains a stable infrastructure” (but apparently doesn’t break things anymore). Each of these companies, in its own way, is a superior innovator. ...

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The Eleven Change Roles

The Eleven Change Roles

Change can be complicated, change can be confusing, and change can be difficult to successfully implement in any organization. This is why 70% of change initiatives have been found to fail. To help make change less overwhelming, and instead more visual and more collaborative, I set out to create the Change Planning Toolkit™ for project managers, change managers, and leaders everywhere to ...

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Grow a Miracle in a Miracle Garden

I recently visited Dubai to give a class on Innovation.  I asked the hotel concierge for a recommendation of where to visit on a free morning.  He listed all the main sights but I had already seen them. He then suggested something new, the Miracle Garden.  It is a remarkable place in the Western outskirts of the city.  Dubai is ...

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