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Amazon Buys Whole Foods Market: Evolutionary, Not Disruptive

The big news this last week? Amazon buys Whole Foods. Many in the press are thinking that this is a disruptive move. If you ask me, I’d say it’s more evolutionary than revolutionary. A few years ago, I was doing some foresight consulting for a large brick-and-mortar retailer, who, at the time was (and probably…

Innovation is Evolution

All Things Need Evolution to Live and Grow Many companies feel that innovation programs, innovation labs, and other innovation initiatives are great in good times, but are superfluous in tough times. The number of times I’ve heard that firms are axing or “re-purposing” their innovation personnel to work on “core product” or “core services” when…

What We Can Learn About Innovation From Crows

What We Can Learn About Innovation From CrowsCrows are everywhere. There is no denying it. What is fascinating is that unlike many animal species, crows live in harmony with humans (along with rats and cockroaches), and in fact choose to live with humans instead of away from them, continuing to evolve in order to thrive in areas where humans dominate the landscape. Continue reading