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Long-tern innovation

Resist The Pursuit of The Innovation Fountain of Youth

In the CPG world, we tend to think that innovation has to be “new to the world” (to borrow a term coined by Mr. Cooper).  And while that may be ideal, it is like striving to win a gold medal … Continue reading

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New Innovation in China Book Offers Inadequate Solution

I read a tweet from @erlanovation yesterday that intrigued me: Interesting discussion of #innovation in China: Moving China Up the Value Chain nyti.ms/mQhwGS. The New York Times article interviews two authors, Mr. Breznitz and Mr. Murphree, about their new book … Continue reading

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Dream A Little…

Innovation begins with big dreams, with asking “what if” questions, with forgetting what you know and what is real and let your mind wander. Call me a dreamer, if you like. Sometimes I feel that we are so focused on … Continue reading

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Toilets and Innovation – Can The Two Mix?

A funny thing happened the other day when I was on my toilet, I started thinking about innovation and toilets.  If you are thinking what I am thinking, innovation and toilets are two words that rarely (if ever) end up … Continue reading

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U.S. Losing Its Innovation Edge – Not So Fast!

In these economic times when the US economy continues to sputter, the role of innovation in promoting long-term economic growth finally comes to mind.  The big stimulus was necessary to stabilize the economy before heading into a free fall.  Now, … Continue reading

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iPad2: Innovative Tablet Killer or Strategic Placeholder?

With the release of the iPad2 in the U.S. last Friday, there have been a plethora of articles from The New York Times  to Fast Company lauding Apple’s latest introduction in the tablet market it created about a year ago.  … Continue reading

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For long-term, sustainable innovation success – innovate the business model.

In my humble opinion, innovation tends to be like sports where success is fairly elusive, ephemeral if you will. You may have a blockbuster this year but that does not guarantee a lifetime of success. But there are a few … Continue reading

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