BiF-4 Insights – Curt Columbus – Trinity Rep

Curt Columbus heads up Providence’s Trinity Rep theater company and started off his talk speaking about Robert D. Putnam’s book “Bowling Alone“. Here are some of they key insights from Curt’s storytelling session: “We lack places for random interaction.” “We sit on airplanes next to people we never talk to…” “The end of democracy lies in that isolation from random ...

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Business Innovation Factory (BiF-4) Opening

Saul Kaplan, Chief Catalyst of Business Innovation Factory kicked off the conference and here are the key insights from his opening salvo to the innovation conference: “It’s time to stop admiring the problems.” “Innovation is not about invention, but about creating more value.”(a view I share) “Find the opportunity in the grey areas inbetween our silos.” “Successful leaders will experiment ...

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Business Innovation Factory (BIF-4) – Day One

Day One at Business Innovation Factory (BIF-4) was quite interesting. The storytelling format was interesting and a bit of a departure from the canned Microsoft PowerPoint routine. I will have to post my detailed thoughts tomorrow as I had to do a bit of work for my large software company and marketing agency clients before I could start blogging tonight. ...

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Blogging from Business Innovation Factory

This week I will be attending the Business Innovation Factory (BIF-4) conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The focus of the conference is of course innovation, but seeking to bring it to life with storytelling. I will do my best to bring you highlights from some of the most interesting stories and the most intriguing insights. If you happen to also ...

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Blogging Innovation Now Part of Innovation Community

We’d like to announce that Blogging Innovation is now part of the exclusive Innovation Community, where you’ll find feeds and videos from today’s top innovation luminaries. Members can contribute to the discussion forum, upload their favorite innovation videos, suggest books for the community book shelf, or start a chat with other online members. Join the community now!

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Follow Blogging Innovation on Twitter

If you’d like to be automatically notified every time Braden Kelley makes a new post to Blogging Innovation then please sign up to follow him on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/innovate and you’ll be automatically notified every time he posts a new blog entry. That way you’ll be sure not to miss your chance to read and comment on the latest posts. ...

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Raising Expectations – A Hotel Innovation

People used to take it for granted that when it came to airlines and hotels that you bought an anonymous seat or room, and you bought site unseen. Then the traditional airlines came along and introduced seat picking applications that allowed you to pick exactly the seat you wanted or see how full a flight was (helpful if you’re on ...

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GM Followup – The Clouds Darken

As discussed in my previous post, GM is betting a lot on the Chevy Volt as a potential savior for the company. GM plans to deliver the Chevy Volt in November 2010. However, yesterday, I came across two articles in the Seattle Times that cast additional doubt on whether the Chevy Volt will be the savior that GM thinks it ...

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