November, 2012

What is a connected company?

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Our Real Work Begins

CorporateIntel

It has been over a week now since our Presidential Election, a good time to reflect. A broad consensus would seem to exist that it is good the election is over — on this we can all agree, and hey, that’s a start.

Crowdsourcing – Welcome to the Future

HunchBuzz

Back in 2006, Jeff Howe came up with the word “crowdsourcing” as a term for a new way of hiring people. In reality, it’s not new at all, but we’ll get to that in a minute.

The Power of Diversity: Innovation In A Song

Bill Fischer

The next time someone questions the value of diversity, tell’em to go whistle up a tune; Autumn in New York to be specific. This rather modest “jazz standard” is a microcosm of how diversity adds to the creativity of a society. Composed in 1934, by a Russian (now he would

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.

Innovations to be thankful for… & the importance of the NPD process

Robert Brands

After sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner last week, it is hard not to think of all that we have to be thankful for. In the past year there have been some incredible new innovations revolutionizing the way people live their lives. After countless hours spent planning, researching, designing, and testing; what was once an idea, becomes a tangible reality. Implementing innovation depends on a disciplined strategy customized to the needs, size and culture of an organization.

Innovation Balancing Act

Robert Brands

On June 15th of this year, Nik Wallenda became the first person ever to walk across the roaring Niagra Falls on a 2-inch wire. After battling wind swells, and thick mist, Wallenda completed his walk crossing from the United States into Canada. He was greeted by a Canadian customs agent who asked, “What is the purpose of your trip sir?”

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Innovation success

HunchBuzz

The word ‘innovation’ has been bandied about for decades. At no time since the advent of the Corporation has innovation been more critical for the ongoing success of existing organisations, particularly when it comes to the flow of sustainable business. Nevertheless, it is often hard to find an ethos of innovation within organisations. The innovation concept is often tagged as a low priority or something that the other guy is responsible for.

The Folly of Trying to Spend Your Way to Innovativeness

Bill Fischer

When it comes to innovation, minds matter more than money! Yes, size can be an advantage when it comes to innovation, and wealth as well, yet only three of "the most innovative companies in the world" in 2011 were among the 10 biggest spenders on R&D and, according to a