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Innovation and The Art of Implementation (Part 3)

<i>Innovation</i> without implementation is mere ideation. And buyer beware: this “mere” ideation can often be expensive, morale-killing, and potentially …

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Apple’s R&D spending proves innovation isn’t all about money

When it comes to innovation, Apple is proving that it’s not all about the money.<p>While competitors like Google, Facebook and Qualcomm dump huge percentages of their revenue back into R&D on projects like autonomous cars and Internet drones, a recent Bloomberg report highlights how Apple has gotten …

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10 Branch Banking Innovation Strategies for 2016

The focus on profitability and efficiency starts at the branch level. New technologies are available that banking providers should consider in the …

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Inside Ikea’s Innovation Lab For The Future Of Better Living

The open-source lab in Copenhagen will help Ikea come up with the catalog of 2026, not 2016.<p>Ikea usually keeps a close lid on what it is working on next. But with Space10, an innovation lab recently opened in Copenhagen’s hip meatpacking district, Ikea is looking to change all that. The Swedish …

Chief innovation officers need friends in high places

Hyatt, Merck and Nestlé Purina execs explain their business processes for innovation and detail why backing from on high is important.

Innovate or die: 70 per cent of Fortune 500 companies to be disrupted - AOL

You have to innovate or you will die, he told Marketing Innovation Summit attendees, adding that 70 per cent of Fortune 500 companies will be …

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Innovation process is non-linear, culture-dependent

<b>Innovation and consumer sentiment</b><p>During his presentation at the summit, Jayant Murty, director of brand strategy, integrated and partner marketing at …

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Cultivating Innovation Agility

Outlining the benefits of adopting a business eco-system accelerates the innovation process, reduces the risks inherent in innovation, and engages …

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Google, Apple, Amazon, PayPal and Intuit come together to enhance innovation in financial services

Amazon, Apple, Google, Intuit and PayPal have formed a coalition called Financial Innovation Now in an attempt at "greater innovation" in financial …

Four Surprising Factors That Influence Creativity

Psychologists are finding connections between creative thinking and alcohol consumption, living abroad, and even your politics.<p>Some people–maybe even most of us–don’t think they’re creative. And while it seems anecdotally true, at least, that certain people are more creatively inclined than others, …

Even the Smallest Businesses Can Sink its Teeth into These 10 Branding Lessons From Apple

It’s difficult to imagine a more inspirational branding success story than Apple. Founded by two college dropout buddies who borrowed the money to …

How Businesses Discover and Purchase Marketing Technologies

How do marketers discover, research, and evaluate marketing technologies?<p>To find out, in June 2015 Walker Sands Communications surveyed 313 marketers …

Aligning Marketing and Admissions to Drive College Enrollment

When marketing and admissions departments learn to work together, 1+1=3 to drive college applications.

3 Mind-Blowing Truths About Creativity

Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert will make you reconsider what you thought you knew about creativity.<p>There is no shortage of people out there offering creativity advice. Whether you're willing to invest a Google search or a hefty portion of your training budget, entrepreneurs who want help …

Creativity is a Business Skill: An Interview With Jen Bilik of Knock Knock

I'll be honest. I've never considered myself a creative person. Sure, as a kid, I loved to write poetry and make up silly games to play. Throughout high school, I loved planning events and creating catchy names for them, and my favorite class was writing. When I was 22, I wrote my first self-help …

Elevate Your Creativity With New Routines

<i>Andrew Thomas is a Co-Founder of SkyBell Video Doorbell, a smart home security company that is making homes and neighborhoods safer with a video doorbell that lets users answer their door from a smartphone.</i><p>The difference between my life before and after discovering the power of routines is a clear …

Corporate Innovation Through Daring Personal Disruption

What do you perceive when you walk through your company building? I mean literally: state the facts that you can observe.You see people working, …

Innovating Innovation Strategy: Part 2

Are you using a push strategy or a pull strategy for innovating? Here's what you should be doing.<p>[In last week's part-one installment of this three-part article, I highlighted all the things that make innovation so radically different from all other forms of value creation. The strategies we …

Thinking of appointing a chief innovation officer? That just won’t cut it …

Boden: a job title isn’t enough to make a bank innovative<p>Banks should not kid themselves that they can simply appoint a ‘chief innovation officer’ …

Big Companies Look to Startups for Lessons in Innovation

Credit: Wave Break Media/Shutterstock<p>In order to grow financially, large companies need to do a better job of working with their smaller …

Innovation through engagement

Innovation requires you to want to complicate your life. Innovation is coming to work in the morning and telling your boss: “We’ve got to change …

Collaborative Innovation: You Can't Do It Alone and Win

Fail, fail and fail again.<p>No executive wants to hear these words, let alone report them to his or her boards, or worse, shareholders. But when you look at the new product failure rate--a stunning 85%--and realize new products often generate 30%-50% of best in class company revenues, it's easy to …

This is how great innovations are created

• <b>Horizon one</b> represents the company’s core business at present. Here the aim is to come up with <b>a better solution</b> to an existing issue, not necessarily …

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The 4 Steps To Building A Culture Of Innovation

A Culture Of Innovation doesn't just happen. It has to be built. Here's How.<p>I've often had CEOs tell me, "I want to build a culture of innovation. Can you come in and put one in place?" I feel like a Navy Seal called in to somehow covertly free the company from the shackles of it's founder. …

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7 big threats to innovation and how to overcome them

Innovation is the cornerstone of a successful business, so why is it so elusive to many companies? To determine the biggest roadblocks, consulting …

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Can The 21st Century Corporation Operate Without Agile?

“The world,” writes Alan Murray in Fortune announcing an interesting article by Geoff Colvin, “is in the midst of a new industrial revolution.” The “frictionless corporation” of the 21st Century is “driven by technology that is connecting everyone and everything, everywhere and all the time, in a …

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From startup to incumbent: the innovation cycle

I keep coming back to this chart, as it typifies a lot of my thinking right now …<p>I mentioned the Uber example of this cycle, which began as a …