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Three Ways IT Teams Can Deliver “Self Service” to the Office

Three Ways IT Teams Can Deliver “Self Service” to the Office

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Even though we enjoy fully automated shopping, reservations and other consumer services in our personal lives, when we step into our office, we’re often waiting around for colleagues to approve... read more

Innovation Relay: Why Ideas are Sometimes Treated as “Hot Potatoes”

Innovation Relay: Why Ideas are Sometimes Treated as “Hot Potatoes”

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Ever hear about or play the game “Hot potato”? The game’s objective is for players to sit in a circle and pass a “hot” potato around the circle as quickly... read more

The False Ambition of Innovation

The False Ambition of Innovation

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Booze only brings false courage but coffee incites false ambition, an equally dangerous proposition. You know that to-do list you make at the opening bell that you are certain to... read more

How Nonprofits are Leveraging Innovation Management Platforms

How Nonprofits are Leveraging Innovation Management Platforms

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At the core, all problems are a failure to identify a solution or apply the right fix. Innovation management platforms, when implemented correctly, consistently prove to be one of the... read more

How Starbucks, "Paying it Forward," and Shifting Financial Models are Contributing to the American Dream

How Starbucks, “Paying it Forward,” and Shifting Financial Models are Contributing to the American Dream

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College tuition prices have increased by 80% across the past ten years at twice the inflation rate of gas, housing, and even healthcare. This rising cost of higher education, insurmountable volumes of... read more


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Innovation Leads to Domination

Innovation Leads to Domination

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Why do some innovations dominate the market while others collect dust?  Why do we feel that we can’t live without products that aren’t essential, yet place little value on those... read more

The Innovator’s Dilemma And How You Can Overcome It

The Innovator’s Dilemma And How You Can Overcome It

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Where are the opportunities to grow through innovations? Which innovations are defensive in character? And which innovations will kill the business if they are not addressed? These questions can pose... read more

Internal Innovation: Pushers, Pullers, and Lifters

Internal Innovation: Pushers, Pullers, and Lifters

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Many companies that are struggling with innovation immediately look to their internal talent and wonder why there are only a handful of employees that are actively innovative. At DK New... read more

Make For Me: A New Industrial Revolution Emerges In The Networked Economy

Make For Me: A New Industrial Revolution Emerges In The Networked Economy

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After seven years of having a love-hate relationship with my car, I decided that it was time to start my search for a replacement. Don’t get me wrong, I love... read more

How Top Tech Companies are Using Outsource Talent

How Top Tech Companies are Using Outsource Talent

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Outsourcing development work has become a necessity in a marketplace that demands highly-skilled resources to bounce on and off of projects as requirements are defined and developed. An established partnership... read more

What Innovation Doesn’t Solve

What Innovation Doesn’t Solve

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Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the big dreams and grand visions of my distant relative, Robert Fair DeGraff—a publishing innovator who co-founded Pocket Books in 1939. His idea... read more

Digital Innovation – 5 Conclusions From The NYTimes Digital Innovation Report

Digital Innovation – 5 Conclusions From The NYTimes Digital Innovation Report

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By now, you’ve likely heard about the New York Times Digital Innovation Report. The nearly-100 page report was leaked by Buzzfeed last month and became more than the talk of... read more

An Ideas Searcher Can Help Managers Innovate

An Ideas Searcher Can Help Managers Innovate

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Most managers are very busy. They are rushed off their feet with a myriad of deadlines, objectives and demands from their bosses, their colleagues and their teams. They operate in... read more

Is Your Boss "Retired in Place"? Why Stagnant Org Charts Kill Innovation

Is Your Boss “Retired in Place”? Why Stagnant Org Charts Kill Innovation

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When I was first introduced to our VP of Sales, Loni, back in 1994 she invited me into her corner office on the 4th floor with a flourish. She beamed... read more

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The Consumerization of Software Development in Business

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For far too long, enterprise software has lagged behind its consumer counterparts. When compared to the progress in digital media and consumer software, some of the applications used to power... read more