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Do you want to live forever? ♾️ | #InnovationRundown August 1-7, 2022

This was originally sent in our weekly newsletter: the #InnovationRundown. Click here to subscribe! Hello there! Pick your favorite age. One where you’re healthy, thriving in your ambitions, spending quality time with loved ones, and content with what you have. Would you want to stay that age forever? Or perhaps, would you want another 50 or 100 …

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JUST IN: Frogs and maggots can heal wounds 🐸 | #InnovationRundown July 25-31, 2022

This was originally sent in our weekly newsletter: the #InnovationRundown. Click here to subscribe! Hi there! Innovation is, at its heart, about problem-solving. Let’s face it: There are so many types of problems in the world–whether that be personal, local, or global–but the very first step to solving even just one is to recognize it. We cannot …

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Alexa, can you tell the future? 📱 | #InnovationRundown July 18-22, 2022

This was originally sent in our weekly newsletter: the #InnovationRundown. Click here to subscribe! Hi there! Imagine a world without innovation. Take a few minutes to appreciate the conveniences we experience today—the warmth of fire, the connection brought about by smartphones, the healing effects of medicine, how cars bring us from point A to point …

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Where can I find opportunities to innovate in a post-pandemic world?

The first half of 2022 was marked by less than ideal economic conditions brought by global supply chain disruptions, rapidly increasing inflation rates, and rising gas prices, making it seem that there are no opportunities to innovate. Businesses may focus more on surviving these threats than on innovation, especially because the threats make it seem …

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ANALYSIS: Why Revlon filing for bankruptcy signals the need for innovation and foresight

Revlon, the American cosmetics and skin care giant, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection citing supply chain issues and rising inflation last June 15, 2022. Revlon’s Chief Restructuring Officer Robert Caruso wrote in a court filing that the company’s revenues decreased due to the global supply chain disruption. This problem made it difficult for the …

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Mobilizing your managers towards innovation

Based on How to promote managers’ innovative behavior at work: Individual factors and perceptions by Burcu Kör, Ingrid Wakkee, and Peter van der Sijde, in Technovation (2021). Picture this: You’re an executive at a big corporation in the service industry. Your company’s performance has been historically strong, with minimal players in the field. But after …

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Starting Point: First steps to building one’s innovation portfolio

From Strategic and cultural contexts of real options reasoning in innovation portfolios by Carsten Kaufmann, Alexander Kock, and Hans Gemünden, in Journal of Product Innovation Management (2021). Any return requires risk. One of the biggest challenges that businesses face in becoming more innovative is the large risk associated with investing money in innovation.  Innovation projects …

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Fuel Your Growth: The Value of Innovation Consulting in Emerging Markets

Digital technologies have taken the world by storm with concepts like innovation, design thinking, and digital transformation. They’re more than just buzzwords—they promise growth within organizations, but some people are often confused about what innovation is and how to get there. Innovation—Defined! To start off, Rolan Garcia, CEO and Head of Innovation and Strategy at …

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