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Alarm Over the U.S.’ Crumbling Transportation Infrastructure Begins to Pull in CEOs

There’s quite a political donnybrook going on in Michigan right now, as business leaders froth at the crumbling condition of the state’s roads, while politicians scramble to finger new funding sources after voters in early May solidly rejected the idea of boosting sales taxes to pay for the repairs. But some experts—in particular Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, who wrote the book, Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead—believe other states and cities easily could find themselves in the same place.

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Big Food Companies Are Innovating to Compete Against Healthier Upstarts

Every week seems to bring some new revelation of trouble for the manufacturers that once dominated the U.S. and global processed-food business: Kellogg, General Mills, Kraft, Campbell Soup, PepsiCo, ConAgra and the like. And it equally brings news of some upstart brand that is helping to reorder this massive business with some new innovation in products, packaging, marketing or all three: Annie’s, Amy’s, Plum Organics, Chobani, Lifeway cultured-yogurt drinks, and Vita Coco coconut water.

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How to Make Innovation Systemic


The following ideas were shared by approximately 30 participants in the “How to Make Innovation Systemic” breakout session at the Smart Manufacturing Summit on April 30, 2015 in Indianapolis. General notes were taken and transformed into more “readable” sentences. As such, not all of these comments are “exact quotations”.

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