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4 Hands-Off Ways to Foster Innovation in Your Startup

The company culture at ChattyPeople has always been one of individual responsibility, and I manage that by giving a lot of freedom.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> Masters of Scale<i>, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business -- and at</i> …

Management

How Slack Would Complete Amazon's Empire

Hundreds of millions of people use Amazon. It's the largest online retailer by far. It offers a collection of increasingly popular streaming movies …

The future of grocery--in store and online

As so much of everyday life moves to the Internet, including grocery shopping, grocers must find profitable ways to revive the in-store experience …

Trends

Is your company facing an innovation gap?

Many organizations lack the people, processes, and technology infrastructure to capitalize on digital innovation and transformation, study …

Companies should tap into social procurement’s endless opportunities

<i>Mitchell Cohen is</i> President of the Daniels Corporation. <i>Daniels, in partnership with Toronto Community Housing and local social service agencies, implemented social procurement strategies over the past 11 years within the Regent Park Revitalization.</i><p>It's time for the private sector to climb aboard …

How adaptive sourcing and digital transformation will put you in the winner’s circle

These days, everybody has a plan to transform his or her business. Big companies aim to make the way they deliver services and products and how they …

InterAct

Event Innovators 2017: Top 10 Innovative Brands

This ranked list highlights the companies that have made innovative live and digital experiences an essential part of their marketing. Their events …

How innovations in technology have inspired creators throughout history

We’re living in a time in which every idea, thought, and dream that comes to the mind of a creative person can be translated into real life. Through …

Scuba Diving

5 healthcare developments that were born in space

Space might just be the next frontier in our quest for better health. That’s because numerous healthcare developments we’ve come to rely on over the …

NASA

What businesses can learn about innovation from designers

Lecturer and design expert at Central Saint Martins, Dr Matt Malpass, reveals how businesses can benefit from ditching the Post-its and taking a design-led approach to innovation.<p>Dr Matt Malpass, senior lecturer in industrial design and researcher in critical design at Central Saint Martins, …

Design Thinking

Four Models of Intrapreneurship Innovation

Research shows that growth fueled through organic innovation is more profitable than growth driven by acquisition, in part because the organizational …

Innovation

Skellefteå Science City - Innovation, Skellefteå

‘The level of collaboration this year has been off the scale!’<p>To celebrate the second anniversary of the foundation of Skellefteå Science City, the …

How to Catalyze Innovation in Your Organization

Economists have estimated that approximately 50% of U.S. annual GDP growth can be attributed to product and service innovation,1 and more than 90% of …

Innovation

How artificial intelligence can deliver real value to companies

Companies new to the space can learn a great deal from early adopters who have invested billions into AI and are now beginning to reap a range of …

Artificial Intelligence

Urbanism And Technology - Uniting To Push Cities To The Next Level

These are tantalizing times for cities. The resurgence of urban environments as desirable, thriving and increasingly productive areas over the last 30-35 years has been amazing. Urbanists who can recall the nadir of the American city in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, as I can, have reason to …

Cities

Coming up with the right solutions

Schneider Electric CEO is an old China hand who sees great potential in the country as it moves to advanced technology inmanufacturing<p>Jean-Pascal …

Innovation

How Crowdsourcing Can Enhance Innovation Performance

Disruption and digitization are changing the game for more and more industries, and more and more companies. As a result, traditional ways of approaching innovation are coming up short. What I’m beginning to see is that there’s a new way of practicing innovation being embraced by a growing number …

Innovation

The 16 most innovative countries in the world

Since 2008, Cornell University, INSEAD business school, and the World Intellectual Property Organization have released the annual Global Innovation Index.<p>It's essentially a ranking of the most innovative countries in the world.<p>This year's winners are no strangers to the top of the list, dominating …

Geography

Blockchain needs scale to become truly disruptive technology

Blockchain rhetoric has reached a near fever pitch. We've heard that it's the next Internet. We've heard it is doomed and pure hyperbole. We've heard any number of whys and wherefores. But is this blockchain thing hype or is it indeed transformational?<p>Blockchain – a distributed database with a …

Congratulations, you have a design degree! Now what?

The signs of summer are here. White slacks, seersucker jackets and college graduation ceremonies full of bright minds embarking on new careers. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) projects 1,882,000 students at the bachelor’s degree level will graduate as the Class of 2017. Although …

Innovation

Secrets to Out-Innovating Your Competition

Ways to leave the competition in the dust and head into rare me-only innovation territory.<p>I always imagined, when I first started my own business, that I would be the 'cool' one, constantly innovating and doing new stuff. I realized a few things after actually owning my first business for a few …

Innovation

Can your CTO still code?

Chief technology officers need to keep their sleeves rolled up and maintain their coding skills to better challenge their teams of developers.<p>Many chief technology officers study technology, consider different architectures and challenge their team to deliver products and services. The problem with …

Innovation

Russia’s startups and corporations hook up at Startup Village

Annual IT event Startup Village in Russia saw blockchain take centre stage and support from the country’s government

Innovation

Inspiring Employee Creativity

History, I argued in a prior article, suggests that technologies shape leadership. Today’s digital technologies, in addition to requiring companies …

Leadership

The case for an ideas-based economy

<i>Jim Balsillie is co-founder of the Institute of New Economic Thinking and former chairman and co-CEO of Research in Motion.</i><p>Over the past 30 years, technological advances and their economic benefits became rooted in the new rule-of-law framework that allowed for innovation to occur and get to the …

Actually, There's Not an App for That: Innovation and the Physical World

By pairing software and hardware in inventive new ways, visionary companies can disrupt even the most disjointed or stagnant industry.<p>A stocked pantry is a thing of beauty, but relatively few people get giddy about the prospect of a grocery store run. That's why Cincinnati-based Kroger has been …

Innovation

The Smart City Doesn’t Arrive Cuz Somebody Said It’s Time

More cities are coming to the fact that jobs are being lost, the tax base is eroding, costs of administration (not to mention pensions) are escalating and there is a void in leadership. Gridlock is common at every level.<p>Where to start?<p>Becoming a “Smart City” starts with an agreement involving …

Smart Cities

The good, the bad, and the ugly of chatbots

It’s amazing how rapidly the world of technology can turn customer service on its ear.<p>Transformational tech is completely revolutionizing the online sales experience. There’s only one hitch: What you don’t know about this topic can mean the difference between success and failure.<p>If you operate an …

Chatbots