Is Innovation Dead in Consumer Packaged Goods?

I was having an interesting discussion this morning with a couple of innovation colleagues of mine. One is an entrepreneur with an outsourced “skunk works” business. The other is a creator and inventor who led disruptive innovation efforts at a major office products company. We came to a sad conclusion, at least for us innovation-oriented types. Innovation is dead in ...

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Improving Innovation Collaboration

I first met Keith Ferrazzi at the incentive2innovate Conference at the United Nations. Keith is the author of the best-selling “Never Eat Alone” and the new bestseller “Who’s Got Your Back.” When his book tour stopped in Seattle the very next week, I had the opportunity to ask Keith on camera about the impact of relationships on innovation and collaboration. ...

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Our Modular Electronics Future

THE POINT: Leading electronics companies can lead a movement to future-proof their businesses by innovating updatable products that encourage customer loyalty, sustainability and pragmatic fun. Creating Consumer Electronics 2.0 It’s easy to blame tighter purse strings for falling electronics sales figures. But it’s not just lack of money that’s keeping customers away; it’s fear of instant obsolescence. Today’s consumer consideration ...

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Identifying Innovation

I want to return to an issue that sparked some healthy debate a few weeks ago but didn’t go far enough in my opinion. When Michele Obama first announced the Office of Social Innovation, bloggers like Allison Fine posed some really important questions about what is meant by innovation and how to ensure that the government doesn’t just reward the ...

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Who is the Best Innovation Author?

Thanks to all of you, Blogging Innovation has experienced incredible global growth (even in Portuguese). To better serve you, the Blogging Innovation readers, I have decided to open up this blog to publishing the best innovation and marketing strategy insights from around the web. While I will still be writing articles for the blog, I will now become more of ...

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Innovation Insight Contest Winner

Congratulations to Evelyn Hannon! Evelyn has won the Innovation Insight Contest and a copy of “Rethink” by Ric Merrifield. Thank you to everyone who submitted their favorite innovation insight or quote, and to all of you that voted. I hope that you had fun with the process. If you have any suggestions for future contests, please add them as a ...

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Design, Discovery and Humor

Here is an interesting and funny video from Ted with David Carson speaking about the importance of graphic design and intuition: During his presentation, David Carson uses a great quote on intuition: “The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes ...

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Five Finalists – Innovation Insight Contest

In honor of the impact that Twitter has in democratizing information, Blogging Innovation is awarding a copy of the only business book I know of with a green cover – “Rethink” by Ric Merrifield – and a quick winner’s profile on this blog, to the winner of the innovation insight contest. The voters have spoken and we now have five ...

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Vote Now – Innovation Insight Contest

In honor of the impact that Twitter has in democratizing information, Blogging Innovation is awarding a copy of the only business book I know of with a green cover – “Rethink” by Ric Merrifield – and a quick winner’s profile on this blog, to the winner of the innovation insight contest. Vote for your favorite innovation insight before 23:59 GMT ...

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