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4 New Rules for Global Business Success

In his new e-book, Re-Think: A Path to the Future, former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano predicts that traditional multinational firms will cease to exist and will eventually be replaced by globally integrated enterprises. These GIEs will locate departments not only in different states but even in different countries, wherever the most appropriate talent resides.

Lynn Russo Whylly Business Intelligence , Global Business , Innovation April 16 2014

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
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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

Leveraging Leadership to Improve Innovation

Stroll through NCR’s innovation center in Atlanta and you’re as likely to find its engineers sipping Red Bull and playing [...]

ChiefExecutive.net Innovation , Leadership & Strategy January 20 2010
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VIDEO: CEO of the Year Alan Mulally on How to Encourage Innovation

Chief Executive magazine’s 2011 CEO of the Year, Ford Motor Company’s Alan Mulally, discusses how he encourages innovation among his employees. Mulally’s strategy? Focus on what the customer wants (and will want) and then tailor the products to them.

ChiefExecutive.net Innovation , Leadership & Strategy , Videos July 11 2011

6 Imperatives for Driving Innovation In Your Company

In too many companies, innovation is treated like an artform based on inspiration. There’s a better way to manage it. Here’s how.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Innovation , Leadership & Strategy September 13 2012
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Game-Changing R&D

In 1999, while dot-com CEOs were popping champagne corks, Whirlpool, the 96-year-old appliance maker, was arriving at a depressing crossroads. [...]

C. J. Prince Innovation , Marketing , Marketing & Sales , Strategy June 4 2007
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Fueling the “Magic”

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.

Gary Shapiro Innovation , Leadership & Strategy , Technology June 16 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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