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Innovation

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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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.

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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.

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Nurturing Enterprise Innovation

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Evidence of the power of innovation abounds. Witness the iPod, the $4 latte or even the now ubiquitous DVD. A compelling idea, well executed, can transform a company, an industry, or an entire marketplace. Clearly, the importance of continually generating ideas is undisputed. Yet 53 percent of executives believe their organizations aren’t doing enough to promote innovation, which raises the ...

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Targeting Technological Agility

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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.

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