Building an Innovation Engine in China

I recently made another trip to China. My purpose was to meet with innovation leaders in order to build further on my understanding of the Chinese innovation community and thus on my global perspectives on innovation. I had a couple of meetings and I did an improvised session at a company. Having met about 15 people and having spent 5 ...

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Conference Report – The Power to Innovate

Congratulations to the team at Invention Machine for hosting this week’s conference, Power to Innovate, at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The theme of the conference centered around the Innovation Intelligence EcosystemTM and how companies can boost performance by coordinating information, communities, and innovation activities. Invention Machine’s premier product, Goldfire, is at the center of this ecosystem. “Goldfire is a ...

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A Running and Jumping Robot

I don’t do a lot of technology features, but when I saw this video I just had to share it because the movement capabilities of this small humanoid robot from Japan are pretty amazing. It’s called ROPID the walking, running, and jumping robot. Check out the video: Braden Kelley is the editor of Blogging Innovation and founder of Business Strategy ...

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Developing an Innovation Culture (the TBX approach)

Having been involved in several efforts on developing the innovation culture within companies, I have learned that you need to work with three organizational approaches. I call this the TBX approach: T (Top Down) Get the executives onboard and make them personally committed to the innovation activities. Without executive support, no change occurs. B (Bottom Up) Value creation begins with ...

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Twitter Lists Now Live – Some Tips

Surprise, surprise… Twitter Lists have been talked about for some time, but are now live. I’ve created an innovation list here: http://twitter.com/innovate/innovation Please feel free to follow along, or make your case for your own favorite innovation tweeter (or yourself) to be included in the list by stating your opinion as a comment on this blog post. For those of ...

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Developing an Innovation Vision

You cannot expect your team to be innovative if they do not know the direction in which they are headed. Innovation must have a purpose. It is up to the leader to set the course and give a bearing for the future. This is set in broad terms and is described as the mission, core purpose or vision for the ...

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Planning and Designing Excellent Service

It’s the Me-conomy stupid. And so sums up in just four words the feeling a lot of us have as consumers as yet again we encounter another average service experience with a company we have provided our custom, our dollars and our time, often over many years. In this article we will look at trying to understand why we so ...

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Optimizing Innovation Conference Wrapup

by Braden Kelley We are happy to bring you some of the key points and insights from all of the speakers at the Optimizing Innovation Conference, which was held October 21-22, 2009 in New York City. The speakers at this intimate conference were the innovation directors from several Fortune 500 companies, who shared their approaches to topics as varied as ...

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Optimizing Innovation – Joe Boggio and Michael Steep of Microsoft

We are happy to bring you some of the key points and insights from Joe Boggio and Michael Steep’s talk at the Optimizing Innovation Conference, which was held October 21-22, 2009 in New York City. Joe Boggio, Director of Innovation Management Solutions and Michael Steep, Chief of Operations at Microsoft spoke about: Innovation at Microsoft Building Open Innovation Competencies Technology ...

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