November, 2012

What is a connected company?

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Disruption the Innovators Dilemma

HunchBuzz

Clayton Christensen was talking about disruption in 1997 in his book Innovators Dilemma. Everything seemed so sweet in the 1990s, growth continued to climb in double digits, Microsoft’s stock was doubling every other month and we became accustomed to this lovely linear growth pattern. I recall sitting in in a meeting with senior executives from large IT multinationals listening to their shared excitement about the sustainable growth pattern with no end in sight.

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