Making Innovation Work in a Downturn

In this latest podcast, IAM Talking with Carlos Dominguez, Senior Vice President in Cisco’s Office of the Chairman of the Board and CEO. Carlos has worked at Cisco for 17 years in a variety of roles, and advocates for the broad and creative use of technologies that are transforming how companies do business, creating distinct competitive advantages and new business ...

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New Features Are Not Innovation

Dot one…Recognizing the remarkable success of Apple’s iPhone, Palm launches the Pre, which (according to its ads), “does things iPhone can’t.” True enough, and as an iPhone user I must say that the Pre’s exclusive features are appealing. There’s just one problem–I don’t believe for a minute that the iPhone won’t adopt the same features within months. Given the time ...

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Give Them the Freedom to Fall

by Kevin Roberts Taking Stella to the park the other day I noticed how few kids were out there playing games. Every small kid seemed to be accompanied by their parents and all the adults were on edge checking one another out to make sure there were no pedophiles lurking. In the UK, you can’t even take pictures of kids ...

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Spigit Innovation Summit Wrapup

Last week (August 13-14, 2009) I had the opportunity to attend the Spigit Innovation Summit from the Four Seasons Resort Aviara in Carlsbad, CA. It was a great event with keynotes from Gary Hamel, Jeffrey Phillips, and Sean Toulon (TMAG). There were also panels on Spigit use cases (AT&T, Mitre, IBM) and best practices (Pfizer, MedPlus, Wal-Mart), along with ample ...

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Innovation Perspectives – August Wrapup

Innovation Perspectives is a new monthly feature to present our loyal readers with different perspectives on a single topic all in one place along with the ability to compare, contrast and discuss them in the comments here on Blogging Innovation and in the Continuous Innovation group on LinkedIn. This month’s topic was: “Describe the importance of innovation strategy to the ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Do you need an innovation strategy?

This is the sixth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on The Importance of Innovation Strategy: by Jeffrey Phillips I’ve thought for a while that it would be great to get a number of bloggers to write about the same topic, which would allow readers to have different perspectives ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Making Your Own Luck

This a bonus eighth ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ article to give one extra perspectives on The Importance of Innovation Strategy: Describe the importance of innovation strategy to the success of an organization’s innovation efforts. Braden Kelley of Blogging Innovation asked a number of people to contribute their perspectives on the question above. This is our response. Popular culture associates innovation with one ...

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The Art of Seduction

by Matthew E May Just a quick weekend note. The idea behind the elegance element of seduction is very simple: limiting information creates intrigue and engagement. Why? Because not having the whole story leaves us without the symmetry we naturally seek. So our curiosity is piqued and our imaginations sparked, and off we go to chase closure. My friend Iain ...

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