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What you should learn from the Google Health failure

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers There used to be a time when almost everyone was asking, “What would Google do with sickcare?” Google health has pulled the plug on their sickcare venture. So did Haven. So did Microsoft. Maybe if the folks in the corner … Continue reading

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Scaling-up, the next frontier for innovation organization

Guest Post from Nicolas Bry How to transform innovative bottom-up initiatives into a movement spread across the company? How to scale your innovation program widely? Here are a few lessons learned from creating innovation programs in Europe, and tweaking them … Continue reading

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Update – Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire

by Braden Kelley Beginning on October 5, 2010 my new book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire – A Roadmap to a Sustainable Culture of Ingenuity and Purpose will begin shipping from online retailers in the United States. It will be available … Continue reading

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My View on Crowdsourcing Published on BusinessWeek.com

Helen Walters, Business Week’s Editor for Innovation and Design, recently gathered opinions on crowdsourcing, via Twitter. I replied with a quote via email and Business Week published it recently with a dozen others. Here’s mine: You can find the whole … Continue reading

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Followup – Motoring Innovation

I came across an interesting article today on stackable cars that is a good followup to my article about vehicle ownership and whether the combined Zipcar and Flexcar represent an innovation in the automotive industry. The stackable electric cars are … Continue reading

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Followup – How Charity Could Help Spread Innovation

A good example of a charity investing in technologies that could lead to a better society is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and their $22 Million investment in a company called FoldRx. Check out this article in the Boston Globe. The … Continue reading

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How Charity could help spread Innovation

Every once in a while innovations come along that offer profitable opportunities for the inventors and business minds that turn them into innovations, but offer even greater possibilities for humanity if widely adopted. I read an article in Fast Company … Continue reading

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How Small is Too Small?

When it comes to a hotel room, how small is too small. There are several new entrants into the hotel market that are promising to shrink not only the price of a room, but the size of it as well. … Continue reading

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Most Successful Loser in History

I came across an interesting branding article on a BusinessWeek blog the other day about Al Gore, and I have to say one thing about Al Gore: Has there ever been a more successful loser in history? Al Gore lost … Continue reading

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Followup: Innovation Loves the Early Adopter

Best Buy announced today that it has exited the analog TV business. Of course, this makes it easier for them to promote that all televisions purchased in their store will work in the all-digital future, but buried in the press … Continue reading

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