Innovate Innovation Policy

Gregg Fraley

Why a Hostile Immigration Policy is Stupid. I’m not going to comment on the moral or overtly political aspects of the new immigration policy. I will say I think that the new policy is hostile, at the very least in terms of how it’s perceived by people overseas.

United Airlines Reverses Bonus Policy Decision

Michael Roberto

After a firestorm of criticism, United Airlines has walked back their compensation policy change. Hopefully, Kirby and his team have learned that they would not have "misjudged" the employee reaction if they had simply sought feedback BEFORE issuing this policy announcement. The Board of Directors ought to be asking penetrating questions about that process more generally, rather than only focusing on this particular policy. Well, that didn't take long.

Research Policy added to FT journal list

Open Innovation

As an associate editor of Research Policy, I can say that the editorial board is very proud of the recognition that comes from being added to this list. What is Research Policy? ” journals Research PolicyToday the Financial Times announced that it has updated its list of journals used for ranking global business schools.

L.L. Bean Alters Its Unlimited Returns Policy

Michael Roberto

Bean announced a major change in its famous product return policy yesterday. Bean's longstanding policy, leading to this change in company policy: Over the past five years, the company has lost $250 million on returned items that are classified by the company as ‘‘destroy quality,’’ said L.L. Bean, the policy change is not without risk. The new policy on the L.L. They simply do not want to have to provide a blanket, open-ended return policy for all.

2017 Business Innovation Report

evolving government policies open new opportunities and shut down others. HOW THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BRANDS. HARNESS THE COLLECTIVE. INTELLIGENCE OF EMPLOYEES, CUSTOMERS, AND PARTNERS TO. ACCELERATE INNOVATION THE 2017 BUSINESS INNOVATION REPORT © 2017 Spigit Corp. All rights reserved.

Turnbull’s Innovation Policy: What’s in it for big business?

Innovation Excellence

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Raise The Minimum Wage: It’s Innovation Policy

It's Saul Connected

may be our best innovation policy. You wouldn’t know it from either our current innovation policy or the partisan catfight, cable news talking heads, and tired political arguments about minimum wage. Raising the minimum wage should be cast as an innovation policy.

Too much Precaution deters Innovation

Destination Innovation

The precautionary principle states that if an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public, or to the environment, in the absence of scientific consensus that the action or policy is not harmful, the burden of proof that it is not harmful falls on those taking the action.

How to Foster an Organizational Culture that Encourages Innovation


Creative Leadership Innovation Psychology 20% policy beta testing creative leadership efficiency employee ideation google leadership mistakesInnovative and forward-thinking companies are successful because they have new, exciting, and useful products or services before others and consumers take notice of companies regularly producing the next big thing.

Report Tracks Progress In Building Digital Economies

Innovation Excellence

Digital Government Growth Digital Economy Digital Innovation Economics policy making

What makes a country innovative?

Innovation Excellence

Government Innovation News Open Innovation Research The Economy education environment Finance legal policyEach year INSEAD team up with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and Cornell University to produce an innovation league table for the countries of the world.

Making Design Thinking Work in Complex Ecosystems

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Book Review Design Innovation Leadership Uncategorized Design Thinking health healthcare Healthcare Policy Innovation Ecosystem Value Creation

Auto and Energy Innovation Hearken 3rd Industrial Revolution?

Innovation Excellence

Consumer Innovation Disruption education Government Innovation Jobs News Clean Energy Energy Policy Industrial Revolution self-driving carsThe tie between autos, the future of energy, and perhaps even the fate of the world are more intense that one may realize.

Today Every Company must be a Service Provider and a Software Company

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → People & Skills Policy The Economy babolat Dassault internet IoT John Deere kettle PARC software tesla thingsCompanies will need to think innovatively about customer needs. CEOs must ask ‘In the IOT what is our new value proposition?’

What’s New in Crowdsourcing?


News climate change crowdsourcing finance gaming industry healthcare mobile open data open government public policy retail industry science sustainabilityThis month we’ve seen how the crowd continues to contribute in the political arena and in further developing clean and safe cities.

Simple Things That Could Hold You Back in Your Transformation Journey

Rmukesh Gupta

Do we still need policies. One of these expense request got rejected with the reason that this is not according to policy and if I need to get the same approved, I need an approval from my CFO as an exception approval. This made me think about the so many policies that we create and enforce on our employees and customers all the time. I know for sure that not many people read all the policies of their organisations. Simple Things by Mukesh Gupta.

The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

Steve Blank

The framework has the team talking not just to potential customers but also with people responsible for legal, support, contracting, policy, and finance. Filed under: Hacking For Defense , Science and Industrial Policy. Hacking For Defense Science and Industrial Policy“…it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. ”. The Red Queen Alice in Wonderland.


For Independence Day – Why The USA Could Lose World Dominance – Demographic Trends

Adam Hartung

Innovation Lifecycle demographics economic growth government policy multinational companies population trends USAThe world has entered a period of rapid change where population and demographics are key drivers. The US must view other countries without its Status Quo prism to objectively consider trends to innovate and capture economic growth.

Blank’s Rule – To predict the future 1/3 of you need to be crazy

Steve Blank

Filed under: Corporate Innovation , Science and Industrial Policy. Corporate Innovation Science and Industrial PolicyIn a rapidly changing world those who copy the past have doomed their future.

Innovation Outposts and The Evolution of Corporate R&D

Steve Blank

Filed under: Corporate Innovation , Science and Industrial Policy. Corporate Innovation Science and Industrial PolicyI first met Evangelos Simoudis when he ran IBM’s Business Intelligence Solutions Division and then as CEO of his first startup Customer Analytics.

Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Steve Blank

Filed under: Corporate Innovation , Science and Industrial Policy. Corporate Innovation Science and Industrial PolicyThis is the second in a series about the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Evangelos Simoudis.

How the Fed Works, and Why You Don’t Need to Be Worried

Adam Hartung

Last weekend the Federal Reserve Board’s leadership met to discuss the future of America’s monetary policy. Policy must address the current situation, not be biased by historical memories. That is up to the economic policy makers in the legislature and the White House.

When and Why new thinking overcomes old models

OVO Innovation

Does new innovative thinking, passion and new dynamics have the power to overcome deeply entrenched existing business models and policies? People and Policies There are two tipping point signals that really matter and they are intertwined. They are people and the policies, governance or regulation that they allow or endure. I've been watching the recent gun debate in the US with a lot of interest.

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The most important HR document in the history of Silicon Valley innovation

Idea to Value

It is a document which outlines some of the company and HR policies which have created a company which completely disrupted an industry sector. And much of its value comes from the fact that it contains policies which seem so ridiculous in theory, but end up being so effective in spurring a culture of innovation and the trust which underpins it. So what do you think about these policies? In Silicon Valley, there is a document which has become legendary.

The Magic of Process: Department of Labor


One of the policy agencies within DOL is the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), which aims to develop and influence policies and practices that increase the number and quality of employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Innovate and Persuade with a Well-Judged Nudge

Destination Innovation

Behavioural nudges are clever policy tweaks often used by governments to influence the choices that people make. In 2015 the World Bank established a group to help developing countries use nudge policies. Critics say that nudge policies are patronising or manipulative.

3 Ways Your Corporation Is Discouraging Entrepreneurs From Partnering With You


Many well-meaning corporations desiring to partner with startups unintentionally drive startups away because their policies and practices run counter to the world of entrepreneurship.

How the Innovation Principle Supplements and Balances the Precautionary Principle


The aim of the precautionary principle seems laudable: lacking scientific consensus, the burden of proof for an action or policy not being harmful to the public or to the environment lies on those taking that action.

Are All the Best Ideas Used Up?

Innovation Excellence

A new study from the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research suggests that truly novel ideas are not only harder and harder to come by, but they tend to be ever more expensive to explore.

How China’s Shenzhen became the world capital of hardware innovation

Idea to Value

Ever since the 1990’s, China has produced its own set of large internet and technology companies, often as a result of two major driving forces: The government’s policy of censoring the internet through the “Great Firewall of China” meant that established and upstart Western companies found it difficult to access the Chinese market, leaving it open for local startups.

Public Sector Innovation: moving innovation from the margins to mainstream

Innovation Excellence

UNDP remains one of the few UN agencies that supports governments in setting up Public Sector Innovation Labs to experiment with new approaches to policy-making and that advises government partners on designing Open Innovation Prize Challenges.

Removing the Roadblocks to Corporate Innovation – When Theory Meets Practice

Steve Blank

Finance, HR, Legal, Security, Policy, Branding, you name it, everyone in a division or corporate staff has an excuse for why we can’t do something, and everyone has the power to say no and no urgency to make a change.”. and apply the appropriate policy.

Creative destruction: innovation for sustainability transition

Norbert Bol

In the february 2016 edition of Research Policy, Kivimaa & Kern (2016) propose that sustainability transitions can best be achieved if governments stimulate sustainabilty through innovation and at the same time withdraw the support for old behaviour when it has a negative climate impact. Kivimaa & Kern (2016) show the results of policy mixes that aim for creative destruction in the UK and Finland. Innovation policy mixes for sustainability transitions.

Open Innovation Meets Democracy on Malta


Every six minutes a new policy proposal idea is received. Over 30,000 votes were received to prioritize submitted policy ideas. In so doing he wants to create his vision of a government that opens up its policy proposals for public consultation.

New Report Examines Trends in Government Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Government is perhaps not renowned for being particularly innovative, but a recent report from the OECD sets out to showcase some innovative government policies from around the world in recent years.

Announcing the 4th Annual World Open Innovation Conference


Open policy and governance. Thomas Kalil – Former Director of Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Senior Advisor, National Economic Council. Do you want to hear about the latest open innovation research?

Four Simple Layers to Frame Government Innovation for the Next Presidential Administration and Beyond

Innovation Excellence

Today, the concept of government innovation has rapidly moved to the top of the public policy dialogue with the increasing recognition that, like private industry, government should push itself to innovate and transform how it delivers services to its citizens.

Has your Innovation Program Jumped the Shark?

Innovation Excellence

Innovation programs and systems are launched with a lot of fanfare but the sizzle will fizzle unless you properly nurture your innovation program and the underlying policies, processes and systems you use to help deliver better innovation results.

Future Squared Episode #112: The Undercover Economist Returns! Part 2 with Tim Harford | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

Listen to part 2 of our talk with Tim Harford, economist, journalist, and broadcaster, as we cover topics like the 50 things that made the modern economy, clean desk policies, and other similar subjects

Innovation Mandates from the Trump Administration

Innovation Excellence

New administrations bring changing policies, priorities, and leadership, and it is critical for government organizations to develop transition stories that fit within the new paradigm.