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Innovator's DNA: Some Are Born, Others Can Learn

Some people are born innovators. Others can become innovators, providing they follow some simple guidelines. That’s the thesis of ‘The Innovator’s DNA‘, just published by Harvard Business Press, by Hal Gregersen, INSEAD Associate Professor of Leadership, with Jeffrey H. Dyer of Brigham Young …

Using Apple's iPhone To Explain The Difference Between Invention And Innovation

Horace Dediu is trying to convince us all to accept a new word of his creation, innoveracy, to aid in explaining new products like Apple's iPhone. Truly ground breaking new products, ones that are different from novelty, creation and invention. And there’s much to like in at least part of his …

What is the Difference between Creativity and Innovation? - Destination Innovation

Discussions about innovation are often made difficult because people are unclear about the exact meanings of some key terms. In particular there is …

Innovation Is New Ideas That Are (Made) Useful

Innovation is new ideas made useful. That’s just about the best definition. It clears up what’s interesting about innovation without …

What Is Innovation?

Listen to the words of Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, and Seth Godin and you’ll discover what separates true innovators from everyone else.<p>It all comes down to dots.<p>In his famous commencement speech, Steve Jobs said:<p>You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking …

The Difference Between 'Invention' and 'Innovation'

From its inception, the site received a tremendous amount of attention. The New School, USC Annenberg, the Online News Association and, ultimately, …

Drones vs. Robots: The Battle For Our Delivery Future Is On

Amazon is banking on flying drones to be the delivery system of the future, but the founders of Skype have a more earthbound idea.<p>Since Amazon first talked about its plan to one day deliver packages by drone, the world has been captivated with that vision of the future. But a new company started by …

China contagion: How it ripples across the world

Beijing has a big problem. And that's a big problem for the rest of us too.<p>The world's second largest economy is slowing down, many fear, much faster than the Chinese government is admitting.<p>What's worrisome is the breadth of countries, companies and people that are affected by a China …

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3 Questions That Can Shape Your Approach to Portfolio Risk Management

As a trader, you can’t control the direction of the market. Risk is a fact of life. While you can’t force a trade to move in the direction you would like, you can plan ahead to decide when and how to close your position. This decision determines the potential gain or loss on a trade and should be …

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The value chain in transition

My team and I recently conducted fieldwork in Kenya. The purpose of our stay was to gain a deeper understanding of the use and adoption of …