New Podcast Series Incite Innovation!

Incite Innovation is a podcast series designed to advance innovation leadership and inspire teams. Featuring Cheryl Perkins, it offers fresh insights and incisive guest interviews on key trends, practices, technologies, and ideas. Check out our first two episodes:
 
Episode 1 Collaborative Innovation, Partnerships, and Ecosystems for the Digital Age. How top companies build their networks to deliver complete customer experiences. Open innovation has grown up; what does it take to win today – and in the future?
 
Episode 2 Balancing Long-Term Growth with Short-Term Profits. How to make the business case; what to do when torn between big bets with high growth potential and maintaining the ‘bread and butter.’

Selling Established Brands on Amazon – The 3 Most Important Success Factors

What is one of the fastest ways to reach more customers, tap new markets, and test new product concepts? If you guessed Amazon, you’re right. As e-commerce is becoming integral to companies’ go-to-market strategies, having an Amazon strategy is key. For many of our clients, the shift to selling on Amazon is a priority – and

Having a personal innovation strategy in a time of change

Do you have a “personal innovation strategy?” Do you need one? My friend Robert Tucker recently published a Forbes article on disruption, and why we generally associate it with companies rather than our own careers. He notes, “in a time of exponential change and dislocation, with job functions being automated and algorithms doing more of

Google’s 9 Principles of Innovation

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The Next Wave of Innovation in the Chemicals Industry

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Running Future Cities on Blockchain

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Celebrating innovation in your own backyard

Have you ever stopped to think your next breakthrough product may be right under your nose? Or that ‘local’ could go very global with the right development support and customer-needs tailoring? A few days ago I was engaged in a lively discussion with my LinkedIn contacts on the story I posted, Top 10 U.S. Cities

Why San Fran leads the U.S. in corporate innovation

Yesterday I featured the Top Ten U.S. Cities for Corporate Innovation from Innovation Leader magazine, and I thought today you’d like to see the reason they selected San Francisco as the No. 1 corporate leader in innovation. Here’s what Innovation Leader had to say: Well before chip companies like Fairchild Semiconductor helped the peninsula between

Top Ten U.S. Cities for Corporate Innovation

I am always amazed at the incredible amount of creative energy you can find in smaller towns across the United States. Many people think that you need to be in the hub of a big city or university center in order to see corporate innovation at work.  That being said, Innovation Leader Magazine has just