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The Discipline of Creativity

Managers can’t afford to rely on haphazard, hit-or-miss approaches to idea generation. Ideas must fit with an organization’s strategy or take it in a new, purposeful direction, and they must solve real problems for stakeholders. A new seven-step process for idea generation is designed to help managers understand their problems deeply, generate tangible ideas for solutions and translate those ideas into action.

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Innovation news

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Two pieces of news:
1) Some companies are trying an approach to launching products that involves less up-front market research and more experimentation in the marketplace.
2) Innovation is on the agenda of the U.S.’s new CTO.

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Innovation through volunteers

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We’re all familiar with the power of volunteer contributions in the open source software movement. Now companies are finding additional ways to work with volunteer contributors.

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The open-source hardware trend

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Technology Review  has published an interesting article about the increasing popularity of open-source hardware — and its use by companies ranging from Nokia to start-up Chumby.

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Motivated to innovate

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Looking to spark innovation in your R&D workforce? Look for employees who are motivated by intellectual challenges — but not by job security.

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Winners of Cisco’s innovation contest announced

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Cisco yesterday announced the winner of its first global innovation contest, the I-prize. More than 2,500 contestants from more than 100 countries competed for prize money — by submitting ideas that could potentially form new billion-dollar businesses for Cisco.

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Is it a good time to start a business?

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The economic news of the last few weeks has been grim. But things may not necessarily be so bad in the start-up sector. Opines venture capitalist Carl Weissman in a recent posting on Xconomy, "The investments that I am making...a

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Open source…prosthetics?

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First there was open source software. Now, Scientific American reports, there's an open source prosthetics community working on better artificial hands and arms.   The reason? In the United States, the number of amputees missing an arm or hand is too small to justify a lot of commercial research and development.

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Using analogies to develop new products: What if a locomotive was like a Lego construction?

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A fascinating recent article from Fortune describes how Bombardier, a Canadian company that makes trains and airplanes, has developed a locomotive that solves a key problem that has held back rail logistics in Europe: Dealing with the wide variety of rail systems, specific to different countries, that cover Europe ” and that have slowed freight trains' progress across the

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