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How Vigilant Companies Gain an Edge in Turbulent Times

A systematic approach to identifying potential threats can help companies respond to disruption.

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Closing the Innovation Achievement Gap

New research sheds light on key changes companies must make to become innovation leaders.

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Navigating the Contested Rise of Fintech

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Fintech adoption carries threats as well as opportunities. Managers’ decisions must evaluate both.

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Nondisruptive Creation: Rethinking Innovation and Growth

Many people have come to view disruption as a synonym for innovation. This single-minded focus leads companies to overlook an alternative path to growth: the nondisruptive creation of brand-new markets where none existed before. It’s time to embrace the idea that companies can create without destroying — and expand the conversation about the problems they can solve and the opportunities they can seize.

Promoting Innovation from Within

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Accelerating Digital Innovation Inside and Out

Digitally maturing companies are not only innovating more, they’re innovating differently.

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Four Ways to Get Your Innovation Unit to Work

When it comes to competing on innovation for companies, imitation rarely works.

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The Art of Balancing Autonomy and Control

Three strategies for setting the stage for innovation in your organization.

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The New Digital Mandate: Cultivate Dissatisfaction

People who are satisfied with the current way of doing business are not likely to transform it.

A New Look at Marketing

In Search of the Collaboration Sweet Spot

Forming a partnership between brands can help companies reap rewards — but what happens when there are more than two partners? The answer depends on the goals and the industry; each must find its own “sweet spot” of how many collaborators is just enough, but not too much, to match consumer expectations.

The Magic That Makes Customer Experiences Stick

Research has shown that memorable experiences can drive customer decisions as much as price and functionality. Yet there have been few meaningful improvements in customer experience over time. The missing ingredient? Emotion. Customers want their choices to align as much with their feelings and senses as with their values and ethics. The rational approaches taught at most business schools — offer more value for money, add features, make service more efficient — are not enough.

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Collaborative Creativity

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An Innovative Environment

How Office Seating Arrangements Can Boost the Bottom Line

Investopedia CEO David Siegel doesn’t micromanage — except when it comes to employee seating arrangements. He personally recommends where each new employee should sit with an eye toward improving collaboration between departments. And his entire executive team sits together — no offices, cubicles, or preferential seating. He argues that this approach to team building and breaking down silos has been critical to his company’s success.

Building the Right Ecosystem for Innovation

As digital disruption expands, many legacy businesses seek partnerships with tech companies to maintain competitiveness in the digital sphere. But instead of a centralized “hub” partnership, some companies find greater success through an adaptive ecosystem model, where partners develop significant projects or innovations together. This type of strategy requires imagination and flexibility.

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Managing Technology for the Post-Digital Era

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The combined power of social, mobile, analytics, and cloud technologies has now become part of the technology foundation for organizations. In the looming “post-digital” era, adopting these technologies isn’t going to offer a competitive advantage — it will be a necessity for doing business.