Headlines from the Innovation Management Industry

  • Who NOT to Put in Charge of Innovation
    I just hung up from a call with a colleague in which we were planning how to bring up a difficult topic at tomorrow´s client meeting regarding innovation. It is surprising how often this situation occurs in consulting work. This time the root of the situation may be traced to an observation Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble made in their book The Other Side of Innovation, regarding the characteristics of successful innovation executives. Continue reading →
  • Big Data & Analytics for Pharma
    Michael Kotowski recently attended the Big Data & Analytics for Pharma Summit in Philadelphia. Here are some great quotes from these innovation speakers, thinkers and doers at #DataPharma: Continue reading →
  • A Game Plan for Corporate Innovation
    I recently had some interactions with a company working to ramp up their innovation efforts. We had several discussions on different ways of approaching this and here you get some quick and dirty insights on how such an approach could look like. Continue reading →
  • 3 Lessons in ‘Just Do It’ Innovation
    In the field of innovation, change that can impact a business runs the gamut between 'just do it' ideas and ideas that take weeks, months, or even years before they start generating a return. But every idea has the potential to make an impact and save employees or end users both time and money. For ...
  • Chief Innovation Officer Summit: Questions for CINOs (Dec. 2-3)
    This event is for intrapreneurs & futurists, visionaries and early adopters. All professionals working in areas of Innovation, R&D, Product Development, Consumer Insights, Marketing & Technology. Continue reading →
  • BIG, Platforms of Opportunities for Breakthrough Innovation at Pernod Ricard
    BIG is the unit targeted to breakthrough innovation initiated by Pernod-Ricard group. Rather than stepping into single opportunities, BIG develops 'platforms of opportunities', fostering a comprehensive dialogue with business units. Let's follow our guide, Alain Dufossé, BIG´s Managing Director. Conti...
  • The Executive’s Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions
    When growth from incremental innovations and line extensions fails to help meet growth goals and strategic objectives, many executives turn to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to buy the required capabilities. M&A activity in 2013 exceeded 2 trillion dollars and 20,000 transactions, with more...
  • Why You Should Earn Your Innovation Certification
    I am strong believer in continuous learning and improvement. I also do believe that we use a very small fraction of our brain´s intellectual power. I often recommend to pricing, marketing, and innovation professionals that they should invest 3 to 5% of their annual income in training and developing themselves. One way to do this is... Continue reading →
  • This Week In Techdirt History: November 16th - 22nd
    posted on 11/22/2014 03:00 PM

    Five Years Ago A few weeks ago, we noted the anniversary of Peter Mandelson's dinner with David Geffen and subsequent plans to crack down on filesharing in the UK. This week, people began hearing murmers about the second part of his plan: an attempt to let the government route around procedure an...
  • Techdirt Podcast Episode 2: Privacy And User Control, With Brad Burnham
    posted on 11/20/2014 03:27 PM

    Last week we launched our new Podcast. If you haven't yet subscribed, please do. You'll find all the episodes on Techdirt and on Soundcloud, though the best way is to subscribe via what ever podcatching software you use, so the file will magically show up for you when it's ready. For that, you can s...
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