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Lessons in Corporate Culture From General Motors

The current series of quality issues that have resulted in the deaths of drivers of GM cars highlights a number of challenges in corporate culture and ethics for CEOs.

Bob Donnelly Change Leadership , Innovation , Leadership July 7 2014

1-800-Flowers’ Second Blooming

Jim McCann talks about sowing the seeds for future growth at a mature company.

Jennifer Pellet Innovation , Marketing & Sales July 7 2014

How to Prepare Our Companies for the Workforce of the Future

As technology has evolved, outdated industries have waned while emerging sectors have arisen, introducing innovative ideas, business models, economic growth and new jobs. To keep up, we need to rethink our training and education systems to meet the demands of today’s tech-focused economy.

Gary Shapiro Innovation June 6 2014

Impediments to Tech Transfer—and Solutions

The Impediments Universities, federal labs and research institutes do not have adequate incentives to commercialize ideas. These “idea factories” have [...]

William J. Holstein Innovation , Technology May 18 2014

Making Tech Transfer Work

How America’s idea factories can work with CEOs to commercialize more technology.

William Holstein Innovation , Technology May 15 2014

5 Great States for Biotech Companies

The bioscience industry has become one of the most innovative and important economic drivers in the U.S., now accounting for more than 1.6 million jobs, nurturing a well-paid and highly skilled workforce and maintaining an American edge in a cluster of technologies that likely will be as important to this century as computerization was to the last.

Dale Buss Best & Worst States , Innovation May 8 2014

More Corporations Are Incorporating Open Innovation

Faced with an increasing number of disruptive challenges from new technology, social media, and global competition, U.S. businesses have responded by investing more time and money in innovation. Traditionally, the search for innovative products, services and processes was performed internally behind closed, secure doors. The results of these efforts, however, have been underwhelming.

Coley Brown Innovation , Leadership , Strategy May 7 2014

How to Create Market Domination Through Innovation

Innovation is a combination of years of hard work and trusting your gut instinct. But your company’s success is only as good as your last product. How do you keep innovation going for decades, as Apple has done with iPods, iPhones and iPads? We scoured the online universe and found four ideas from experts who are leading the way.

ChiefExecutive.net Innovation April 25 2014

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

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