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Top Packaging Innovation Strategies

If you follow packaging innovations like I do, you might enjoy this article from Consumer Goods Technology: In today’s difficult economic climate, consumer goods organizations are challenged to grow their businesses through innovation, but they often lack the capabilities or discipline to do so effectively. Packaging innovation from design to shelf is more important than […]

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Innovations succeed when work is recognized

Regardless of industry, organizations are still struggling with the lack of return on their innovation investments. Many of these organizations have well thought out formalized visions, missions, goals and objectives. Sometimes they may have also even already deployed innovation processes and metrics as well. However the innovation that they eventually bring to market is often […]

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App based on smart algorithms stocks your fridge

A new app has Italian shoppers using the cloud to help keep their refrigerators and pantries stocked. The app is called Rosie, and it learns users’ purchase routines to deliver items when they run out. After entering details about their household, such as number of residents, their age and regular buying habits, shoppers can then […]

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Reflections on CoDev and Open Innovation

The 2013 edition of CoDev Conference took place this week in San Diego.  This conference is the premiere gathering for those who are developing cutting-edge open innovation partnerships. Here innovation leaders from all over the world learned from each other how to find new ways to define their business models to deliver growth through Open […]

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Grow beyond your comfort zone in 2013

I don’t know about you, but as we enter a New Year, I like to look back at the significant events and milestones of the past year that challenged us to grow beyond our comfort zone and propel us forward. Certainly the economic climate impacted every company, large and small. And while some felt the […]

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Leaders help others THINC Innovation!

Earlier this spring a group of us from my community in northeast Wisconsin gathered as many innovators as we could from local business organizations and corporations for THINC Innovation. The event was sponsored by Insight On Business Magazine. I wanted to share the video our team put together to talk about why the power of […]

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CGT offers a digital resource for innovators

To compete in today’s consumer world, consumer goods companies must link all modes of marketing, old and new, to make sure they are presenting the right information to the right shoppers all around the world. If you haven’t seen Consumer Goods Technology’s new digital issue, I encourage you to check out the proven New Marketing […]

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Are you a leader of unorthodox ideas?

We know we need to build the right competencies to deliver results, so how do we create a strategy, structure, and culture to successfully translate unorthodox ideas to true innovation? I’m glad you asked! Next month I am going to present Be a Leader of Unorthodox Ideas, a special innovation presentation in Palo Alto, Calif. I’m […]

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Innovation Everywhere: Join us!

I’ll be in Miami in a couple of weeks for the annual Consumer Goods Growth & Innovation Forum– the only event dedicated specifically to the new product process in the CG industry! I hope you can join me on  September 19 – 21, at the W Hotel in South Beach for this amazing event we’re titling, […]

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Innovative office chair design eases “sitting disease”

We all do a lot of sitting. In our daily work routine it seems there is barely enough time to move from office chair to airplane seat to the conference room before fatigue and poor health begin to take a toll on our bodies.  It’s becoming a dangerous epidemic and an occupational hazard for those […]

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