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Will Real Tech Innovation Emerge from Lightweight Materials Institute?

The University of Michigan and Ohio State University are bitter rivals on the football field and lots of other arenas. But as the lead institutions in the Defense Department’s new American Lightweight Materials Innovation Institute, they’ll have to get along in a new federally funded effort to advance the manufacturing and use of lightweight, high-performing metals and alloys.

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What CEOs Can Learn From the Mailman

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No matter what market your company is in, once your value proposition ages, customers will move on to the next faster, better, or cheaper solution for their changing requirements. Look at the USPS and then examples of how mail is handled in other countries and you'll see the importance of reinventing your company to keep up with the times.

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Fueling the “Magic”

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When politicians talk about funding business innovations, they are generally thinking large-scale. Yes, the internet wouldn't be here without government support, but most innovation does not happen on such a grand scale. In fact, the most revolutionary innovation happens in smaller ways without any government intervention. This year's innovation? The tablet computer.

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How Business Experimentation Fuels Innovation

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Experimentation is crucial to the process of innovation and new technologies are making experiments easier than ever. Harvard Business School professor Stefan Thomke discusses the impact of experimentation (successes and failures) and how most companies aren't investing in experiments nearly as much as they should be.

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IBM’s Saul Berman: Where’s the Value?

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Working for IBM's Global Business Services, Saul Berman counsels companies on strategic issues. He has also recently authored the book, "Not For Free: Revenue Strategies for a New World." How does Berman suggest CEOs safeguard their businesses against disruption? Here's an answer you might not expect: watch your kids.

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