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How to Compete Like the World’s Most Innovative Leaders

Skip Prichard

Innovation Capital. Whether you have invented an amazing new technology or product, you could still fail. And one of the most overlooked reasons for entrepreneurial failure is innovation capital. He offers a unique perspective on innovation and winning in the marketplace.

Keith Sawyer: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Keith Sawyer is one of the world’s leading scientific experts on creativity and innovation. He then worked for six years as a management consultant in Boston and New York, advising large corporations on the strategic use of information technology. In his first job after graduating from MIT, he designed videogames for Atari. He’s been a [.].

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Lina Echeverría: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Lina Echeverría spent twenty-five years inspiring creativity and accelerating innovation at Corning Incorporated, one of America’s leading technology companies, that provided the world with everything from the optical fiber that enabled the Internet to the tough glass used for iPhones.

Scan for the 3 key ingredients of trends to survive in the Expectation Economy

Strategy Driven

Trend-Driven Innovation , as detailed in our book of the same name, is the end-to-end process of tracking changes in these expectations to make sure that your products, services or experiences don’t fall behind. Innovations.

Should Your CIO Be Chief Digital Officer?

Harvard Business Review

By helping business leaders to improve their businesses, the CIO becomes an obvious candidate to fill any open role that involves technology, process, or strong governance. Others gain new responsibilities in strategy, M&A integration, or innovation. We''ve all seen it.

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Six Numbers Reveal the Booming Business of Auto-Analytics

Harvard Business Review

For millennia people have run by feel, an "art of combining our breath and mind and muscles into fluid self-propulsion over wild terrain," says Christopher McDougall in his anthropological study of the topic. But they will be used for "softer" disciplines too, like innovation and creativity.

Crowdfunding’s Big-Bang Moment

Harvard Business Review

In a recent HBR article, Paul Nunes and I introduced the term Big Bang Disruption to signify innovations that, thanks to rapidly advancing technology, come out of the box both better and cheaper than alternative solutions already in the marketplace. Tapping the power of the Internet, crowdfunding has proven wildly successful. We call this the victory of “innovation by combine” over traditional “innovation by design.”. Disruptive innovation Finance Innovation

Don't Let Paper Paradigms Drive Your Digital Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Wearable devices, like internet watches or Google Glass, offer wildly different interfaces for interacting with digital content. The next innovation in web content might be something we haven''t even dreamed up yet. Innovations in Digital and Mobile Marketing An HBR Insight Center.

The Dell Deal Explained: What a Successful Turnaround Looks Like

Harvard Business Review

This simple strategy proved wildly successful. Their aim was to determine if the companies in question became more or less innovative following the buyout. You''re CEO of a once great company, now beleaguered on all sides by competitors and a rapidly changing industry.

The Dinosaurs of Cannes

Harvard Business Review

It''s a sight to behold, with 11,000 agency folk, clients and technology companies from every corner of the earth coming together in one place. But, while the industry is partying, all on the client''s dime, the world around us is radically changing as digital technology evolves the way we all communicate. Advertising Creativity Innovation

What Will You Create to Make the World Awesome?

Harvard Business Review

Ben had an idea to work with Stanford's Peace Innovation initiative, in connection with Stanford's Persuasive Technology Lab, to start , which in turn sparked a conversation around the world about whether people believed we would reach peace in the next 50 years.

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The Right and Wrong Ways to Regulate Self-Driving Cars

Harvard Business Review

Startups and major tech companies, notably Alphabet’s Google X division , are investing heavily in smart car technology, as are network ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. This means self-driving cars have shifted from a period of wild experimentation directly to market adoption — what Paul Nunes and I describe in our 2013 HBR article as “big bang” disruption. Harnessing the power of machine learning and other technologies.

What the CEO of the “New” Google Needs to Do Next

Harvard Business Review

And third, his belief that technology is an equalizing force. Here four things I think he should focus on as he takes the helm: Signal his commitment to serving at technology’s cutting edge. He has a chance to hit the reboot button on a wildly successful technology company.

What Initial Coin Offerings Are, and Why VC Firms Care

Harvard Business Review

Also known as “token sales,” this new fundraising phenomenon is being fueled by a convergence of blockchain technology, new wealth, clever entrepreneurs, and crypto-investors who are backing blockchain-fueled ideas. How technology is transforming transactions. ICOs are the Wild West of financing — they sit in a grey zone where the U.S. How Blockchain Works Here are five basic principles underlying the technology.

Google’s Strategy vs. Glass’s Potential

Harvard Business Review

But we knew that by putting prototypes into the wild, we’d start to learn how this radical new technology— something that sits on your face, so close to your senses—might be used. Some emphasize the importance of sticking to innovations adjacent to a firm’s core business.

Why Social Ventures Need Systems Thinking

Harvard Business Review

Thanks to the pace of change in information technology over the last quarter century, we have been conditioned to believe that a single innovative company driven by a visionary entrepreneur can change the world. And since 2013, the share of U.S.