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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

Tesla “Gigafactory” Could Spur Innovation Across Industries

Landing the Tesla “gigafactory” will be an economic-development bonanza for one of the four states in the running. But beyond the borders of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona or Nevada, the complex also could provide a huge innovation boost for the stubborn problem of increasing battery life in electric cars and unleash spinoff advancements in other electricity-related industries.

Dale Buss Innovation , Manufacturing Newsletter , Operations March 10 2014

Will Real Tech Innovation Emerge from Lightweight Materials Institute?

The University of Michigan and Ohio State University are bitter rivals on the football field and lots of other arenas. But as the lead institutions in the Defense Department’s new American Lightweight Materials Innovation Institute, they’ll have to get along in a new federally funded effort to advance the manufacturing and use of lightweight, high-performing metals and alloys.

Dale Buss Innovation , Leadership & Strategy , Manufacturing Newsletter March 10 2014

How Mid-Sized Companies Innovate

CEOs must drive a continual search for new ideas and have the courage to commit resources for the long term.

William J. Holstein CEO Briefing Newsletter , Innovation , Leadership & Strategy December 19 2012

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

Innovation Underpins Corporate Reputation: The Lesson of Steve Jobs

One of 2011’s seminal business events, the death of Steve Jobs, has heightened the discussion in business circles about the role of innovation in corporate success and reputation.

Andy Tannen Innovation , Leadership & Strategy January 3 2012
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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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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
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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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