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The Dandelion Principle: Redesigning Work for the Innovation Economy

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

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Accelerated Innovation: The New Challenge From China

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

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How Procter & Gamble Uses External Ideas For Internal Innovation

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

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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?

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Experiments in Open Innovation

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

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Cultivate Creativity

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Bringing Fun and Creativity to Work

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

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Is Creativity a Foreign Concept?

Multicultural experience tends to facilitate creative thinking and problem solving.

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The Discipline of Creativity

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

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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.