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As an industrial designer and the CEO of a design agency with experience across many fields, I am struck by how difficult it has been for the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry to successfully innovate to meet the needs of the ever-changing marketplace. How did that happen? The history buff in me looks back to the birth of our country and the many innovations that have come about through the ingenuity of our early pioneers, whose legacy includes everything from blue jeans, to the fire hydrant, to toilet paper. These innovations helped create a world of comfort and spurred America's ascent to superpower status. A Seven-Step Guide To Innovation Amid A Crowded Market | Co. Design A Seven-Step Guide To Innovation Amid A Crowded Market | Co. Design
Innovation in turbulent times Innovation in turbulent times News organizations have an innovation problem. Especially print media. As they gingerly wade into digital, their ability to foster innovation becomes more critical than ever. In today’s fast-changing landscape, they should view innovation as their main weapon against direct competitors and emerging players such as tech startups,. Unfortunately, print media appears ill-equipped to innovate. The reasons are many.
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Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2010 Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2010 by Braden Kelley After a week of torrid voting and much passionate support, along with a lot of gut-wrenching consideration and jostling, I am proud to announce your Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2010: Mitch DitkoffMitch Ditkoff is the Co-Founder and President of Idea Champions and the author of “Awake at the Wheel”, as well as the very popular Heart of Innovation blog. .Jeffrey PhillipsJeffrey Phillips is a senior leader at OVO Innovation.
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There's nothing more aggravating than when a Disney World ride can communicate a deep philosophical point about business. After all, once we knock down trade barriers, globalize the financial systems and everyone starts using the internet for interaction and commerce, it's a very small world after all. That point was brought home recently for me in a rather interesting way. I've been leading an innovation project in Cincinnati, which has been really negatively impacted by the Delta-Northwest merger. Cincinnati lost on the order of several hundred flights a day when the two "hubs" - Delta's in Cincinnati and Northwest's in Detroit - were merged into Detroit. This supposedly led to the loss of some multinational corporations, since international travel became more difficult. Innovate on Purpose Innovate on Purpose
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Creativity and Innovation The European Association for Creativity & Innovation The EACI a not-for-profit European association, which focuses on spreading (knowledge about) creativity & innovation throughout Europe. The main activities are: the bi-yearly conference, the website, the mailing list and the network of connected associations. The EACI is open to all European (not-for-profit) associations/organisations. Creativity and Innovation
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Leadership Innovation As we start a new year during a slow recovery, innovation will be at a premium as organizations strive to uncover new opportunities for growth. Yet many leaders have trouble thinking about (let alone driving) innovation when they're focused on managing through the still-challenging present. Five years ago, GE (GE) launched a leadership development program called "Leadership, Innovation and Growth" (LIG) to stimulate growth and innovation from within the organization. The program created new ways to think and talk about innovation simply and practically, so it would grow into part of how leaders operated their business. Leadership teams from across GE's top 60 businesses have since participated in the program, and have learned how to translate innovative ideas and opportunities into initiatives with real results. As GE prepares to launch the next iteration of LIG (focused on global growth), we've spent some time reflecting on what's worked and what needs improvement. Leadership Innovation
IDEO: Big Innovation Lives Right on the Edge of Ridiculous Ideas IDEO: Big Innovation Lives Right on the Edge of Ridiculous Ideas Imagine for a second if you could somehow wrap up the creative chaos of a kindergartner’s life and apply it at work. You’d go on field trips, make stuff, hatch crazy ideas, and be awed by the world on a daily basis. Sound ridiculous? At the renowned international design consultancy IDEO, it’s how work gets done every day.
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The Connected Company « Dachis Group Collaboratory Many thanks to Thomas Vanderwal for the many conversations that inspired this post. The average life expectancy of a human being in the 21st century is about 67 years. Do you know what the average life expectancy for a company is? Surprisingly short, it turns out. The Connected Company « Dachis Group Collaboratory