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How Business Experimentation Fuels Innovation

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.

Stefan Thomke Innovation , Leadership & Strategy June 6 2011
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IBM’s Saul Berman: Where’s the Value?

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.

Jennifer Pellet CEO Interviews , Innovation , Leadership & Strategy , Strategy June 3 2011

Speeding Up Business Agility

Far too often, there is a disconnect between the business units of a company and its IT department. These leaders fail to realize that uniting their business and tech units can create a powerful tool for innovation that will drive their company to future successes.

Emmet B. Keeffe III Innovation , Leadership & Strategy , Technology June 2 2011

A Step-By-Step Guide for Business Innovation

To be truly innovative, every member of a company’s workforce needs to feel engaged and empowered to find opportunities for change. In order for this to happen, your company must be structured in a way that enables and encourages innovation. Don’t let your corporate structure and culture stand in the way of success.

David J. Neff and Randal C. Moss Innovation , Leadership & Strategy , Leadership & Strategy May 31 2011

Thinking Outside the Costs

For many manufacturers outsourcing doesn’t necessarily optimize costs. Redesigning the process often leads to improved yields elsewhere.

Lisa W. Hershman Innovation April 8 2011

The “Six C’s” Model for Building A Culture of Innovation

A study examined the practices and behaviors of BCG’s top 100 innovative firms around the world.

Sharon Daniels Culture , Innovation , Leadership & Strategy , Leadership & Strategy April 7 2011
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Targeting Technological Agility

Business cycles are getting shorter — the days of multiple year projects are gone. How can you adapt to this fundamental change in your business? The answer is technological agility. Mark Johnson explains the necessity of translating your current (and new) technologies into tangible growth.

JP Donlon Innovation , Technology February 23 2011
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Nurturing Enterprise Innovation

Evidence of the power of innovation abounds. Witness the iPod, the $4 latte or even the now ubiquitous DVD. A [...]

JP Donlon Innovation February 23 2011

The Innovation Imperative

How to flush out the entrepreneur in the cube next door.

James S. Turley Culture , Engagement , Innovation , Strategy , Talent Management January 11 2011

CEOs’ Balancing Act

How to keep creativity alive in a growing bureaucracy.

Bob Donnelly Innovation , Small Business , Strategy December 3 2010

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