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Innovation

Looking for Innovation? Focus on Your Existing Business First

The "corporate unicorn" of creative disruption has an allure, and there are certainly times when radical change is required. But while dramatic stories of disruption make great headlines, for far more organizations, innovation focused on achieving significant improvement in existing lines of business is a surer—and more profitable—bet for driving actual results.

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4 Ways to Win the Innovation War

As companies battle it out in today’s hypercompetitive markets, where traditional forms of differentiation are now just commodities, the primary competitive weapon has become an organization’s capacity for radical and continuous innovation. CEOs wishing to lead from the front will need to understand how to dramatically improve this capacity to give their companies a strategic advantage in the new global innovation war.

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6 Ways to Nurture CEOs’ Visionary Thinking

Every CEO wants to be a visionary; it’s practically in the job description, and it’s one of the most reliable indicators of effective business leadership. But they don’t have to rely only on visions, dreams and flashes of insight to provide a picture of the future they can use to forge missions and cast strategies.

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9 Ways to Get the Board Behind Your Disruptive Strategies

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There are many company leaders today who realize the need for their firm to be its own disruptor, but are having trouble getting ideas past the board. Here are 9 ways you can secure their buy-in.

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To Innovate, Mid-Marketers Should Partner With Startups

Dozens of Fortune 500 companies today—ranging from Ford to Google to Nike to Tesco—have been breaking down stereotypical walls and avidly seeking ties with startups and entrepreneurs. In doing so, they are unlocking secrets from their smaller, nimbler counterparts that they can use to grow their businesses.

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DBV’S Pierre-Henri Benhamou:
Bringing Innovation to Market

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The Challenge You’re a French doctor specializing in pediatric gastroenterology who teamed up with two partners—Engineer Bertrand Dupont and Professor Christophe Dupont—to explore a novel idea: a diagnostic patch able to detect cow milk allergies in children. The idea soon evolves into a potential treatment for dangerous allergic reactions to cow’s milk and peanuts, for which there are currently no effective ...

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Big Ideas From Innovation Leaders That Will Jumpstart Your Innovative Engines

Want to make your company more innovative? Then emulate the characteristics of top innovative companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM and more. That’s the consensus of The Most Innovative Companies 2014: Breaking Through Is Hard to Do, a Boston Consulting Group study.

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