Headlines from the Innovation Management Industry

  • Focus on Sustainable Innovation – a lesson or two from Walmart
    It takes more than just an Innovation focus to succeed. Ad Age reports on Walmart's on sustainable innovation. Continue reading →
  • How Connected Tech Will Shape Our Future
    People all over the world are increasingly connected to the internet wherever they are. But what does this mean for our future? We Are Social explores this question with 10 fresh provocations designed to inspire imagination and innovation. Continue reading →
  • Call for Stories: How Innovators Overcome Resistance
    Hereīs an update on our Innovation Cities Tour - we have over 40 Innovation Storytellers Confirmed to date - and weīre looking for more. We invite you to share an innovation story with us, and the world. Continue reading →
  • Crowdsourcing = Marketing or Innovation?
    When companies tap into the crowd in the right way, they can reap lots of benefits. They are primarily focused on innovation and marketing and while many believe (myself included) that the "proper" form of crowdsourcing leans towards the innovation benefits, we do see lots of initiatives that are mo...
  • Crowdsourcing = Marketing or Innovation?
    When companies tap into the crowd in the right way, they can reap lots of benefits. They are primarily focused on innovation and marketing and while many believe (myself included) that the "proper" form of crowdsourcing leans towards the innovation benefits, we do see lots of initiatives that are mo...
  • Lean Innovation Series - Introduction
    I've started working with a local healthcare insurance company in a role focused on driving improvement and innovation in its membership and billing operations. The company has a big focus on LEAN throughout the company and always has some sort of value stream mapping (VSM) or rapid process improvem...
  • Innovation Debt
    "Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow." - William Pollard Continue reading →
  • Selling Innovation – Start-up Checklist
    Ken Smith wraps up his series "Selling Innovation" with the start-up checklist. Continue reading →
  • Innovation means Winners & Losers
    What should you do if you see new technologies, innovations and business models that threaten your business? Develop a plan. Continue reading →
  • Collaboration between Innovation and Pricing Teams – survey results
    In the age of greater focus on innovation and customer value, one of the question that remains unanswered is how much collaboration is required between the innovation and the pricing teams to achieve greater pricing power for innovative products and services. Continue reading →
  • Collaboration between Innovation and Pricing Teams – survey results
    In the age of greater focus on innovation and customer value, one of the question that remains unanswered is how much collaboration is required between the innovation and the pricing teams to achieve greater pricing power for innovative products and services. Continue reading →
  • Will Satya Nadella Turn Microsoft’s Innovation Switch Back On?
    What is Satya Nadella's plan as new CEO of Microsoft in driving innovation back into the company? Continue reading →
  • Innovation Needs Intent
    Ultimately, just like your business strategy, your innovation strategy needs to be focused. It canīt be all things to all people. It must be able to stand on its own. Continue reading →
  • Look Inside, Take New Action, Speak New Ideas
    Thereīs a lot buzz around reinvention and innovation. There are countless articles on tools and best practices; many books on the best organizational structure, and plenty on roles and responsibilities. Thereīs so much stuff that itīs tough to define whatīs missing, even when whatīs missing is the most important part. Continue reading →
  • USPTO Keeps Granting Patents At Record Rates: 6,000 Utility Patents Granted In A Single Week
    posted on 4/15/2014 04:43 PM

    With the latest attempt at patent reform stalling out a bit, it's worth looking at how the last attempt to reform patents to stop abuse, 2011's America Invents Act, has helped solve the problem of bogus patents. Oh, actually, it hasn't. As Patently-O notes, patenting has continued to shoot up at an ...
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