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Featured Innovation Articles


The Dandelion Principle: Redesigning Work for the Innovation Economy

People who are “different,” behaviorally or neurologically, can add significant value to companies.


Accelerated Innovation: The New Challenge From China

Chinese companies are reengineering new product development in ways that reduce lead times.


How Procter & Gamble Uses External Ideas For Internal Innovation

Procter & Gamble’s open innovation program nurtures collaboration with individuals and companies globally.

Positioning a New Product

How to Position Your Innovation in the Marketplace

December 19, 2013 | Glen Schmidt and Bo van der Rhee

Should a new product or service launch at the high end of the market and move downward or at the low end and move up? In truth, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach for entering the market, but a new research-based framework helps identify the best strategy for a particular product or service. The two key questions to ask: Is the basic functionality of the new offering better or worse than that of existing competitive products? And how groundbreaking are the novel attributes of the new product?


Experiments in Open Innovation

Companies that have close bonds with customers and user communities are integrating their best ideas into future products.


Cultivate Creativity


Bringing Fun and Creativity to Work

Team-based contests that draw on creativity and collaboration skills can build motivation in employees.


Is Creativity a Foreign Concept?

Multicultural experience tends to facilitate creative thinking and problem solving.


The Discipline of Creativity

Managers can’t afford to rely on haphazard, hit-or-miss approaches to idea generation.


Stanford’s Tina Seelig on Creativity: “Everything You See is Ripe for Innovation”

“Mastering the ability to reframe problems is an important tool for increasing your imagination” writes Stanford’s Tina Seelig.