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Featured Innovation Articles


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?


The Hard Truth About Business Model Innovation

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


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?


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.

Innovation Process

Why Learning Is Central to Sustained Innovation

March 15, 2016 | Michael Ballé, James Morgan, and Durward K. Sobek II

Many managers think they can create better products just by improving the development process or adding new tools. But it’s skilled people, not processes, that create great products. So-called “lean” organizations invest heavily and continuously in the skills of product developers, and rather than developing single products, they think in terms of streams of products. By making people the backbone of the product development system, companies can achieve a triple win: increased innovation, faster time to market, and lower costs.

Innovation Strategies

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How will your company achieve the types of innovation necessary for continued growth and success? Open access to these three MIT Sloan Management Review articles about strategies for achieving innovation is provided courtesy of PwC.

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Now That Your Products Can Talk, What Will They Tell You?

Products connected to the Internet of Things are providing unprecedented levels of information.

Technology and Innovation

Finding the Right Role for Social Media in Innovation

Social media provides a game-changing opportunity to support innovation and new product development.

Innovation Lessons From 3-D Printing

How should companies respond to game-changing open-source innovations from online user communities?



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.

Ideas and Innovation

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.