Mon.Aug 13, 2018

Proactive versus Reactive Innovation: Learning from Nature

Innovation Excellence

I’ve always believed that we can learn how to innovate, and organize our businesses by learning from nature.

3 Ways to Stay Ahead of Disruptive Brands Screwing Up Your Customer Expectations


Years ago, I attended a services marketing conference sponsored by a prominent university. One professor made an intriguing claim: customers compare a brand’s performance on specific features to the best performance of any brand offering that same feature.

Super Balls and Glass Balls

Rmukesh Gupta

I am currently reading the book – Breakthrough: How to Harness the Aha! Moments That Spark Success by Scott Duffy and David Meltzer. So far the book has turned out to be an easy read and has some interesting stories to teach some very good (though not very surprising lessons). . One of the thing that the authors talk about in the book is about the ability to manage different priorities as an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur.

Flipping the Script on Innovation

Innovation Excellence

“If the Door is Shut, Open it. If the Door is Open, Shut it.” ” Change of State Innovation In looking for innovations it is sometimes helpful to consider whether your product or service is open or closed. If it is open what would happen if you enclosed it?

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

3 signs your company has truly arrived at business transparency


Today’s businesses are facing changing work environments, strong competition and high-volume information flow. To make the right decisions (and rock every project), everyone in the company needs to be empowered to work with the right facts and access the correct level of expertise. But in an inherited culture of secrecy, where information is scattered and highly protected, the path to transparency is not always easy. Industry Insights

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The Rise of Big Data in Detecting Insurance Fraud


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Less than 5% of Fortune 500 Companies with Women CEOs

Linda Bernardi

WOW- less than 4.8 percent Fortune 500 companies run by women CEOs! It is 2018 and I am baffled that with Indra Nooyi’s departure soon from Pepsi, that only 4.5% of Fortune 500 companies will be run by women CEO’s. This is unacceptably dismal. We have not come far at all. Only 23 out of 500.