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Innovation in Difficult Times

Innovation at times is a messy pool, hard to be measured, managed and taught. Most of the times, it is recognized only when it is fruitful and generates a surge in the growth rate. In another instance, during slack periods,

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Posted in Innovation Management, Managing Innovation

Employee Engagement & Innovation

Last month, on the eve of much coveted iPhone 5 being available in stores and delivered to our doorsteps; I had an opportunity to listen to great leaders like Gen. Colin Powell at the Dreamforce 2012 conference in San Francisco.

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Posted in Idea Management, Innovation Management

Evolution of Front End of Innovation and its value

The objective of an organization is to meet the expectations of its stake holders by creating new products & services, improve organization efficiency, create brand image, increase customer’s experience, optimize supply chain and so on. In order to achieve the

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Posted in Idea Management, Innovation Management

Intrapreneurship : An approach to fuel innovation

“Entrepreneur” should be considered a job title in all modern companies that depend on innovation for their future growth … Eric Ries, The Lean Startup “Napkin to IPO” a pretty common phrase in Silicon Valley one get to hear. Essentially

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Posted in Idea Management, Innovation Management

Facebook + Instagram : Are Pictures a new medium of communicating thoughts, ideas, preferences?

Pictures are worth thousand words. We have heard this number of times. Last couple weeks, it has been all about Facebook’s $1Bn acquisition of Instagram. A company that is about a year old and not having any revenues is bought

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Posted in Idea Management, Innovation Management

Social Workplace : A top down cultural change driving bottom up performance

Social media technologies have certainly changed our day to day lives dramatically on how we communicate connect and engage in conversations with our family, friends, colleagues at work and our customers. Most of the enterprises today have embraced this change

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Posted in Idea Management, Innovation Management

Innovation = unstructured idea + structured execution

A typical sunny California morning and on my morning jog, I was crossing the famous one infinite loop in Cupertino..yes..that is the Apple HQ; and as always I was thinking what makes this company so different?… ‘Innovation’ is the first

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Posted in Innovation Management