Author Archives: Mick Simonelli

The Coronavirus is a Forcing Function for Financial Services Innovation

“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” –Elon Musk The Coronavirus is having a big impact in financial services, and is going to have an even greater impact on innovation. Why? Because the Coronavirus has made digital innovations essential to running a business no longer optional. As the deadly virus has ...

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5 Practical Programs that Build Innovation

As the business world is changing rapidly, the practical application of innovation programs can be confusing to organizations that are starting on an innovation path. Some methods are more useful than others depending on the goal of the organization and its particular strengths and weaknesses. Following are five of the most effective programs you can use to grow innovation. Internal ...

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Culture Eats Innovation for Lunch

A series of personal innovation stories from a new book by Luis Solis, "Innovation Alchemists: what every CEO needs to know to hire the right Chief Innovation Officer". Today's essay on CULTURE comes from Mick Simonelli who is an Innovation Thought Leaders & Independent Consultant.

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Need Innovative Employees? Hire a Vet

The military way of life necessitates learning agility in both training and combat. As a long-time Army officer and innovator, IX Contributor Mick Simonelli constantly witnessed soldiers and units innovating; and as a corporate executive, he diligently hired military veterans to successfully launch change. Read more...

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