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Featured Innovation Articles


Taking a Value-Chain Perspective on Innovation

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Getting value-chain partners on board is essential for innovation and e-business success.


The Hard Truth About Business Model Innovation

Successful business model innovation requires an understanding of how business models evolve.


Why Innovation Isn’t Enough

An excerpt from The Innovation Illusion contrasts expanding innovation with declining GDP.


Innovation Strategy

What is Your Strategy’s Big Idea?

June 7, 2016 | Ken Favaro

Every great strategy stands on the shoulders of a novel concept, a “big idea.” History is littered with once-extraordinary companies that became mediocre when their strategies drifted away from the big ideas that made them great, or when their once-big ideas lost their commercial punch.


Innovating with Analytics


Improving Analytics Capabilities Through Crowdsourcing

Open-innovation platforms, used thoughtfully, can expand a company’s access to analytics talent.


Designing and Developing Analytics-Based Data Products

The information economy is giving way to an economy focused on analytics-based data products.


Want to Improve Your Portfolio? Call a Scientist

While the financial services industry is increasingly turning to data and analytics, educating its non-quant managers is proving to be a challenge.


Getting Started With IoT

Many organizations are finding success with IoT projects with thoughtful planning.

Developing Innovative New Products

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As their markets change, businesses need a strong pipeline of innovative new products and services. Open access to these three MIT Sloan Management Review articles about new product development is provided courtesy of PwC.


Why Great New Products Fail

Companies often don’t focus enough on understanding how customers decide what to purchase.

When Innovation Meets the Language of the Corner Office

What are the most effective ways to communicate the process and output of innovation to executives?

Innovation Leadership

Navigating the Leadership Challenges of Innovation Ecosystems

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When a group of industry leaders work together to find new solutions and products, who’s in charge?

Why Learning Is Central to Sustained Innovation

Operational excellence requires cultivating an expectation for continuous improvement in all employees.



Innovating in Operations

Lady pushing a shopping cart in the supermarket.

A Fresh Take on Supply Chain Innovation

For PepsiCo, entering the natural beverage market meant developing new risk management practices.


A New Approach to Automating Services

Instead of replacing human workers, software robots are an opportunity to augment their skills.


The Long-Tail Strategy for IT Outsourcing

IT outsourcing has emerged as an important strategic tool for acquiring cutting-edge innovation.


Remapping the Last Mile of the Urban Supply Chain

A new wave of data innovation offers unprecedented promise to crack the black box of effective urban deliveries.

Cognitive Technologies

Digital Today, Cognitive Tomorrow

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September 12, 2016 | Ginni Rometty

Digital transformation is happening all around us, but it’s the foundation for a much more profound transformation still to come. With huge challenges facing humanity on many fronts — climate, disease, population, food and water — we need cognitive technologies to augment human problem-solving capabilities. And those technologies are almost here.