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Innovation Update: The New Normal, Blurred Roles, and Crowd Collaboration

Innovation Update: The New Normal, Blurred Roles, and Crowd Collaboration

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The technological advancements of the last decade have allowed disparate organizations around the world to become increasingly interconnected. More than that, they have opened the doors to a mutual, global... read more

8 Historical Business Facts You Didn't Know Until Now

8 Historical Business Facts You Didn’t Know Until Now

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When we think about business, we might conjure thoughts of large corporations, sole entrepreneurs, or mid-sized offices; we think about the American Dream and working hard to deliver a great... read more

Trashcan on the side

Don’t Throw Email in the Trash

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From before the dawn of the internet, email has been a central part of online communications.  Its roots can be traced back to the 1960s and the oldest email standard... read more

iPad POS System in Store

The New Tech Revolutionising Retail

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It’s a very exciting time to be a retailer at the moment. After a long lull in innovation following the dot-com bust, overseen by the huge incumbents; NCR, Micros, Microsoft and... read more

Digital Royalty’s Amy Jo Martin: Why Innovation Is Worth the Work

Digital Royalty’s Amy Jo Martin: Why Innovation Is Worth the Work

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Innovation looks good on paper, but few established organizations are able to make it happen in practice. When I interviewed Digital Royalty’s founder Amy Jo Martin, the bestselling author of... read more

Is Your Management Structure Helping or Hindering Innovation?

Is Your Management Structure Helping or Hindering Innovation?

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Should You Destroy the Hierarchy? The traditional top-down structure in organizations can be a powerful inhibitor to innovation. It is a reflection of a command and control style of leadership... read more

Many Great Business Innovations Started as New Ways of Reaching Customers

Many Great Business Innovations Started as New Ways of Reaching Customers

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Instead of finding a new product or a new market try looking for a new route to an existing market. In the late 19th century people living in rural America... read more

Making Open Innovation Stick

Making Open Innovation Stick

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The publication, in 2003, of Henry Chesbrough’s book “Open Innovation” spawned a movement that has since swept across the industrial landscape and changed forever how companies think about innovation. The... read more

From Crowdsourcing to Execution: How to Use Innovation Software Effectively

From Crowdsourcing to Execution: How to Use Innovation Software Effectively

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Innovation has lately become a more democratic process for many businesses; ideas can now come from anywhere and anyone in the organization, and still be recognized as valuable, regardless of... read more

Try Perpetual Beta for Continuous Innovation

Try Perpetual Beta for Continuous Innovation

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Whatever your product or service think of it as a piece of software. Now put it into a state of perpetual beta. This is a term used by software developers... read more

Make Your Own Products Obsolete – Before Someone Else Does

Make Your Own Products Obsolete – Before Someone Else Does

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The fear of ‘cannibalisation’ has prevented many a promising idea. And yet it seems clear that if you do not cannibalise your own product line with better, cheaper, faster, more... read more

Six Steps Towards Adoption of a Collaborative Culture

Six Steps Towards Adoption of a Collaborative Culture

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Adoption of any kind of new initiative or technology within a business is paramount if it is going to work! And therein lies the problem. In today’s hyper-connected, technology-driven world,... read more

8 Considerations to Make Before Adopting a Mobile Point of Sale System

8 Considerations to Make Before Adopting a Mobile Point of Sale System

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Shifting to a mobile point of sale (POS) system can be a decision marked by excitement and anticipation – small and medium business owners often envision speedy sales workflows, captured... read more

Global Innovation Index 2014: The Human Factor

Global Innovation Index 2014: The Human Factor

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As we continue to explore the global effects of innovation, idea management, crowdsourcing, and data science, it’s beneficial to keep an eye on developments and shifting trends in regions all... read more

Should You Base Your Innovations on Your Competencies or Your Customers’ Needs?

Should You Base Your Innovations on Your Competencies or Your Customers’ Needs?

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Should you base your new product or service development on your technical expertise, the things that you are good at, or on the needs of your customer, even if those... read more