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How Google Has Changed Management, 10 Years After its IPO

Google went public 10 years ago today, and since then has dramatically changed the way the world accesses information. It has also helped shape the practice of management. Staying true to its roots as an engineering-centric company, Google has stood out both for its early skepticism of the value of …

The innovation game

WHICH is the world’s most innovative country? Answering this question is the aim of the annual Global Innovation Index and a related report, which …

Three Ways To Reframe A Problem To Find An Innovative Solution

A Stanford engineering professor challenges our ideas on imagination and creativity with a new approach to problem solving.<p>Everything really comes down to solving problems. To be successful and a leader in your field, you not only have to come up with good solutions; you need to be innovative. And …

Putting digital process innovation at the center of organizational change

When a merger is announced, the IT organization has a unique opportunity to help the company reimagine its technology landscape and clarify its …

Innovation

Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future

(Poets&Quants) — The day’s Harvard Business School case study poses a simple question: Is Uber really worth $50 billion?<p>Bharat Anand, a Harvard …

Muzzicycles. Bicicletas fabricadas con 200 botellas de plástico recicladas

La empresa brasileña Muzzicycles ha lanzado al mercado <b>unas bicicletas cuyo cuadro está fabricado por mas de 200 botellas PET recicladas</b>. Su inventor …

Changing an Organization’s Culture, Without Resistance or Blame

One of the biggest challenges a company can face is changing people’s behavior — getting them to collaborate and be humble, for example, or put the company’s long-term interests first. Most behavior-change initiatives accomplish little, at best.<p>So when we faced such a challenge at Lear Corporation, …

Learning from Google’s digital culture

What can traditional organizations learn from digital natives? In this interview, Google’s VP of US sales and operations explains how the company’s …

The car of the future is 'the most powerful computer you will ever own'

The chips inside driverless cars will be as powerful as those used in some supercomputers, according to Danny Shapiro, senior director of automotive at Nvidia<p>The car of the future will be the most powerful computer you will ever own, packing the processing power of a supercomputer into a box the …

Audi

Starting-up innovation: How your company can empower intrapreneurs

When you think of Michelin, you probably think of tires. In particular, the tires you're about to replace on your car. The 126-year-old French …

Innovation

The 7 Attitudes of Innovators | Inc.com

<b>Be uncomfortable:</b> "A ship in a harbor is safe, but that's not why ships are built." If you are not leaving the safe harbor and taking risks, then you are not truly innovating.<p><b>Be vulnerable:</b> The only way to be innovative to is to be willing to change, and to change you need to first admit your …

Innovation

Construir ciclovías genera más empleos que crear infraestructura para automóviles

Construir ciclovías genera más empleos que crear infraestructura para automóviles<p>Cuando se habla de los beneficios de las bicicletas como medio de …

Nine Behaviors That Drive Innovation

Earlier this year the Conference Board released the results of a survey of CEOs to identify their most critical challenges. The hands-down winner was the challenge of human capital, especially leadership. Second was the challenge of innovation. For every region of the world, innovation was among …

Innovation

Is Tesla Disruptive?

To the analyst, the car industry is a wonderful study. Unlike some other “high technologies,” whose market births and deaths are separated by a few …

Innovation

Move Over Silicon Valley: African Startups Are Here - Small Business Trends

Silicon Valley may soon be giving up its throne as the world’s hottest startup scene. And the latest up-and-coming startup hub might surprise …

Startups

The eight essentials of innovation

Strategic and organizational factors are what separate successful big-company innovators from the rest of the field.<p><b>It’s no secret:</b> innovation is …

Why Silicon Valley has a chance to dominate the auto industry

A 1985 article in the New York Times wondered what had happened to the fad of laptop computers, which had (the article claimed) been relatively common in the early 1980s but had since dropped in popularity. "People don't want to lug a computer with them to the beach or on a train to while away …

15 Emerging Agriculture Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging agriculture technologies.</i><p>Sensors help agriculture by enabling …

Is Innovation More About People or Process?

What’s more critical to producing a breakthrough innovation – finding creative people or finding creative ideas? This is a question Pixar head Ed Catmull has asked a great many people, and he says they tend to be pretty much split on it 50/50.<p>This astonished Catmull. Fresh off eight blockbuster …

4 ways to free up money for IT innovation

Freeing up money in your IT budget for innovation might be easier than you realize. The key is to be proactive about identifying cost improvements. …

20 Lessons Of Innovation For 2015

What building this year’s Most Innovative Companies list taught us about the current state of play.<p>What have you done for me lately?<p>That is the demanding filter we use to assess candidates for our annual Most Innovative Companies list. It is a brutal, unyielding framework—directly in keeping with …

The Coming Great Transition

Our global civilization is currently undergoing a tremendous set of transitions that will ultimately result in the dismantling of much of the way …

8 Things Smart Leaders Can Do to Inspire Innovation | Inc.com

Is innovation one of your employees' top strengths? It turns out the smaller your company is, the likelier you are to answer no to that question.<p>This surprising finding comes from a recent survey by Robert Half Management Resources, which asked more than 2,000 CFOs at organizations of all sizes how …

Employment

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World

Author: Kevin Kelly. Kevin Kelly Business<p>Date of Publication: 10.27.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>A few months ago I made the trek to the …

The Rhetoric Of Innovation

<i>I do not pretend to start with precise questions. I do not think you can start with anything precise. You have to achieve such precision as you can, as you go along. —</i> Bertrand Russell<p>The biggest challenge organizations face in building and nurturing and leading innovative cultures is language. Not …

Four Simple Steps For Defining Your Company's Innovation Vision

Organizations spend a staggering amount of time, energy, and money on innovation programs that lack vision or strategy. Announcing a quota for innovation initiatives without communicating <i>why</i> or <i>how</i> it will be achieved is a recipe for failure. In the absence of a galvanizing vision, teams spin their …

The 10 Principles of Organizational DNA

Anyone who’s celebrated a significant work anniversary knows just how a company can change over the years—who has a seat at the table, what customers …