Open Innovation is now widely recognized as a way to enhance options for innovation by accessing external assets. However it can mean many things to many people; from running a crowdsourced idea scheme like Lego Ideas or MyStarbucksIdea, through to large co-branded initiatives like Senseo. Continue reading
Innovators and product managers need to know the basics of what IP is and when it should be considered in the development lifecycle. Thankfully, the basics are easily understood when explained by an expert teacher, and I found just such a person to talk with, patent attorney Dan Brean Continue reading
For most startups, the biggest question haunting them today is not money but scale. According to Forbes magazine, the number one cause of startup death is premature scaling. Continue reading
My second book, a followup to Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire
, is in the copy editing process and will be coming out soon. While my first book helped people identify and remove barriers to innovation, my next book is designed to make the process of planning change efforts less overwhelming and more human. Continue reading
In just the past five years alone, we can see how much the landscape in which current organizations are operating is changing at a rapid pace. Rodrigo Canales, PhD, an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management, studies how organizations can build a powerful innovation capacity in response to these market forces. Continue reading
"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."
Innovation through storytelling
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The recent Chief Innovation Officer Summit in Sydney assembled Australia’s leading voices under one roof for a two-day master class on how to innovate. Delegates from a spectrum as diverse as healthcare, media and finance shared how they’re bringing innovation into the Australian enterprise at a time of unprecedented change when even formerly safe industries are under tension. Continue reading
Over a year ago, I wrote 3 Reasons You Need A Silicon Valley Incubator, so once again I pat myself on the back for predicting that eventually this would become commonplace. Comes with the job of being a futurist, I guess. One of the reasons my company has set up a practice to help organizations […]
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Innovationedge has been working with Ann Liebeskind, a Fox Cities physician in northeast Wisconsin specializing in the Lipids (Cholesterol Management) field. Through Ann, we learned that the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and the American Academy of Pediatrics updated their guidelines and recommended screening all kids for cholesterol problems.
The guidelines are a step in the right direction but Ann saw the need for more cholesterol education that was simplified, engaging and appealing to kids and families.
The new pediatric guidelines, along with the lack of family-friendly materials, inspired Ann to start Homework For Health, a kid and family-friendly website. To learn more about Homework For Health, go to the website at homeworkforhealth.com We encourage you to visit the site and provide feedback by completing a short survey.
So many questions are bubbling up on digital technology; it is going to be hitting us like a tsunami, at a potentially destructive force. There is a time to find the high ground and I’d recommend to start now.
Paul Hobcraft asks many key questions here. Continue reading