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Here's What Steve Wozniak Considers the Greatest Innovation of All Time

Wozniak, who cofounded Apple in 1976 and designed the Apple I and Apple II computers, explains what a true innovation is—and why the transistor is the greatest one of all time.<p><b>The pyramids were hard to put together</b>, but being hard to do doesn't make something innovative. Technology has to move …

How to Jump-Start Radical Change in Your Company

Need a wild, crazy solution? First you need ideas--and lots of them--fast. Here's how to get them.<p>When Steve Jobs developed the iPod in 1997, he assembled a diverse group of thinkers with different points of view and areas of expertise. They didn't invent something new. Rather, they brought …

Innovation

Unlock Employee Innovation That Fits with Your Strategy

In innovation circles, empowerment is now a familiar theme; project teams working highly autonomously have been behind many of the world’s most innovative offerings. But my work with colleagues studying successful firms suggests that maximum innovative output occurs when contributors believe that …

Companies look to universities for next innovations

For all of the cash big corporations pour into research and development, the results have been more disappointing than many CEOs or boards of directors would care to admit.<p>U.S. companies will spend about $650 billion on R&D this year, compared with $400 billion in 2005, according to a recent report …

The business that stops innovating is doomed to fail

<b>The problem with innovation</b><p>Innovation, as we know it, is messed up. Typically, innovation is left to one person in an organization whose task is to come up with creative ideas for how they can do something differently. Alternatively, innovation is left to a team of people who sit around …

Innovation

Innovation Reconsidered

"I only came for the sushi," joked the dapper young man in the plaid shirt, popping a roll into his mouth. His friend turned his gaze away from the paintings on display at Portland's Elizabeth Leach Gallery and said, "He's lying. He's got 'innovate' tattooed on his arm."<p>That turned out to be a lie, …

10 rules on the art of innovation, and the 'genius of Steve Jobs'

What makes innovation an art and not a science? It’s the luck factor, says Guy Kawasaki, who worked as chief evangelist for Apple under Steve Jobs and now serves the same role for online design tool Canva.<p>Customers don’t know what they want, or they can’t articulate their needs and desires, …

The 10 New Trends in Corporate Innovation Management

Last year, we launched a program called the 1M/1M Incubator-in-a-Box. Part of its goal has been to stimulate corporate innovation and intrapreneurship. It has exposed us to a broad range of technology companies and their innovation goals, strategies, and processes. While most of what we have …

How Can We Spur Innovation at Work — And in Ourselves?

In order to innovate in a way that is both practical and effective you need to make “little bets.”<p>What’s a little bet?<p><b>A small experiment that tests a</b> …

This is the path of innovation

<i>Rivka Carmi is president of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and Martha Crago is vice-president research, Dalhousie University. They are participants this week in the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada's Innovation Dialogue in Ottawa.</i><p>The economic uncertainty that …

How Your Expertise Could Be Killing Your Ability To Innovate

Innovation — by definition — includes an element of newness. The more you know about a topic, though, the less likely you are to be open to truly groundbreaking advances in the same area. Put another way, the expertise that got you ahead can actually limit your creativity and willingness to …

Where Does Innovation Come From?

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The theme of Vanity Fair’s inaugural New Establishment Summit in San Francisco was “The Age of Innovation.” As overblown and overhyped as the word is these days, even a cynic like me has to admit it would be nice to know where innovation …

How to Hire More Top Performers

How much is your top salesperson worth? Your star engineer? Your best marketer? Everyone knows that some people get better results than others. But the best aren’t just a little better than the rest — they’re typically <i>a lot</i> better. Bain & Company’s research, discussed here, suggests that top …

Five Keys To BRAVE Innovation

In most industries, the lowest cost player makes money selling large quantities of product or service at a low price with great discipline. The differentiated player makes money selling smaller quantities of product or service at a relatively high price fueled by value-creating innovation. Those in …

Innovation Starts With Sensing Future Possibilities

Truly innovative companies have foresight into how behaviors will change in the near future, and aren’t so worried about the hot technologies of the moment.<p>In 2007, a team of MIT professors decided to bet on an impossibility. These were the days when “mobile” still meant “I’m speaking to you but my …

The Secret Ingredient in GE’s Talent-Review System

GE is often highlighted as an organization that develops some of the most effective leaders. Most companies have a version of the talent-review system we use at GE. But judging from what I hear from managers of companies that visit us to benchmark our system, the difference between our approach and …