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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

What’s NEXT for INNOVATION?

How to stay inventive in a time of retrenchment.

Scott D. Anthony Innovation August 19 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
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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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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

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

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

The Innovation Imperative

How to flush out the entrepreneur in the cube next door.

James S. Turley Culture , Engagement , Innovation , Strategy , Talent Management January 11 2011

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

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