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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

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

Can Steve Jobs Be an Ideal for CEOs?

Despite being crowned as the “CEO of the Decade” by the Fortune Magazine, Steve Jobs still doesn’t qualify to be an absolute ideal for CEOs, argue management gurus.

Fayazuddin A. Shirazi Innovation , Leadership , Talent Management December 15 2009

What Should Obama Do?

  With the fate of U.S economy in the hands of new administration, industry veterans believe it is time for [...]

Fayazuddin A. Shirazi Innovation , Regulatory , Technology January 23 2009

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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What CEOs Can Learn From the Mailman

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.

Bob Donnelly Innovation , Leadership & Strategy August 16 2011
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Getting Practical About Practicing Innovation: The Innovator’s DNA

True disruptive innovation is difficult to achieve. In their book, The Innovator’s DNA, academics from INSEAD, Harvard and BYU break down the inherent traits that disruptive innovators have in common: associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting.

Bob Donnelly Innovation August 9 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

The Next American Economy

Can America’s idea factories save the day?

William J. Holstein Innovation , Strategy April 28 2010
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The Next American Economy

U.S. companies can leverage innovation expertise to create new industries – and build employment back up – if the country can get manufacturing right

William J. Holstein Innovation , Leadership & Strategy , Manufacturing March 8 2010

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