Fri.Apr 12, 2019

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

Innovation Excellence

Most doctors, scientists, engineers, business school grads and lawyers I’ve taught don’t have an entrepreneurial mindset. There are lots of reasons why, some of which have to do with how they are chosen by their respective educational establishments.

Why Innovative, Well-funded Companies Fail – And How to Avoid Their Fate.


After Jeff Bezos took a ride on what he believed was one of mankind’s most amazing inventions, he told the founders, “you have a product that is so good that you’ll have no problem selling it.” ” The product he was referring to was the Segway.

A Step-by-Step Walkthrough of the DMAIC Process


DMAIC is a structured, customer-focused, data-driven approach to problem-solving. The acronym stands for “Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control.” It is often associated with the Lean or Six Sigma business methodologies but can be valuable for any organization looking to support incremental improvement. Improvement Methodology DMAIC


Radically Re-Thinking Work

Innovation Excellence

It seems that the waves of change are not going to subside anytime soon.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

How Is Technology Impacting the Financial Landscape?


Advancements in technology are the main cause of disruption across various industries these days. Technology brings numerous benefits and various opportunities for businesses. However, adopting and adjusting to new tech can oftentimes be quite challenging. Trend Alert

Here Is Why Companies Often Do A Lousy Job Innovating

Ankush Chopra

Does it come as a surprise to you if I tell you that most organizations are lousy at innovation? How else do you explain the fact that some great ideas languish in organizations whereas some poor ideas reach the market?

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In-house or Outsource as Needed?

Beyond the Obvious

What is your organization’s philosophy about design and development? Do you keep everything in-house, or do you outsource as needed? There are two schools of thoughts on this.

Fast Company recognizes Leslie Field


Leslie Field, PhD, founded Ice911 to fight global warming via innovation A recent Fast Company profile on Xinova innovator, Leslie Field, PhD recalls the profound impact innovators can make when empowered with the freedom and tools to pursue their passion. A heartfelt congratulations goes out to Leslie and her team for their well-deserved recognition on […]. The post Fast Company recognizes Leslie Field appeared first on Xinova.

Look Closely at the Outliers in Your Data

Michael Roberto

Kellogg Insight has written an article about the research conducted by Joel Shapiro, Clinical Associate Professor and Executive Director for the Program on Data Analytics. Shapiro has some terrific advice for data scientists attempting to discover opportunities for improving the customer experience. He recommends avoiding the usual practice of "scrubbing the data" of outliers. Instead, he advocates mining those outliers for interesting insights about consumer needs and pain points.

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WEBINAR: Organizing Your Innovation Ops


Organizing Your Innovation Ops. Laura Kusumoto, guest speaker.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.