Tag Archives: Innovation

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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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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CoDev 2013: Open Innovation in La Jolla!

  Over the past decade, CoDev conferences have been a driving force in leading a cross-industry exchange on the evolution of open innovation practices. Today, open innovation is no longer viewed as an optional business strategy —companies now recognize the potential value creation an open innovation approach can yield and are committed to evolving company […]

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Can We Drive Innovation If Creativity Is in Crisis?

Often in a weak or struggling economy, government funding for the arts is at risk of being cut off or greatly reduced. What a tragedy! The arts helps equip our next generation to think outside the box to come up with innovative solutions in many areas. A friend of mine, Jan Mirenda Smith, wrote the […]

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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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Nature can show us how to move forward!

The exploration of nature and its processes to yield innovative solutions to complex problems is an interesting and novel approach that companies are starting to use as another way to “think outside the box” to identify business opportunities. As those of you who follow my articles know, I’m very intrigued with the idea of using […]

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Sticking with innovation crucial to growth

No matter where I go in the U.S., or what type of industry I work with, I see a common challenge across almost all companies. Many industries have significantly cut back the financial resources they have earmarked for innovation. This situation is having impact on innovation leaders and their teams, as well as the companies’ […]

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