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To Conserve Water for Agriculture, a Solution from the Desert

For farmers, maintaining adequate water for their crops is a key challenge in a changing climate.

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Protecting Intellectual Property in China

Companies doing business in China need to manage their intellectual property vulnerabilities proactively.

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How to Revitalize Your Digital Business Model

Companies need to focus their online strategies to create a successful digital business model.

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Making R&D Faster and Cheaper

The Surprising Effectiveness of “Assembly Line” Innovation

August 24, 2014 | Leslie Brokaw

Unconventional approaches to innovation are speeding up new product development, making R&D faster and cheaper. In China, companies are embracing an industrialized approach to research that allows them to complete projects as much as two to five times faster than they did before. “These developments have potentially huge implications for how companies should think about global competition and whether they need to rethink and reengineer their established innovation and product development processes,” the authors write.

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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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Human Resources: The Innovation Engine

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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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How Innovative Is Your Company’s Culture?

A new assessment tool can help executives pinpoint a company’s innovation strengths and weaknesses.

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The Art of Strategic Renewal

What does it take to transform an organization before a crisis hits?

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Using Open Innovation to Identify the Best Ideas

Which parts of your innovation processes should you open up to the wider world?