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$4 Per Gallon Gas = Energy Innovation

Long lines at the gas pump weren’t the only product of the twin energy crises of the 1970s. A legislative push toward energy conservation and innovation were also born as a result. And that’s why one expert believes the skyrocketing price of oil will do the same in 2011. “History has proven that innovation in…

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Key Innovations of 2010

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on your companies Innovation performance. Did you deliver your Innovation Goals, maybe the “One new Product or Service per year”? As a business leader, what are your New Year’s resolutions for your company? As you think about the future of your company and how…

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Is Your Team Held Accountable?

Before the start of any project, do you ask yourself, “Are my team members held accountable? Do they feel a personal responsibility to deliver the goods?” If you haven’t made the steps to communicate that message yet, it is essential to lay down that foundation in the beginning. For that reason, Accountability is the most…

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Innovation(3) Crowdsourcing, Culture and Tools Summit

Innovation(3) Crowdsourcing, Culture and Tools Summit Doubletree ,Orlando, FL http://www.worldrg.com/showConference.cfm?confCode=MW10005 Part 1, Day 1 Dec. 9 Imperatives to Create Sustainable Innovation: From Inspiration to Net Reward Robert Brands (www.www.innovationcoach.com ) Explored and shared the Barriers, Requirements and Ten Imperatives to Create and Sustain Innovation based on “Robert’s Rules of Innovation” (Wiley) Nice opener letting attendees…

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FRAUD, INNOVATION and societal cost of business gone bad

Bernard Madoff’s and Scott Rothstein’s Ponzi schemes. Medicaid / Medicare scams. School board officials who sell their votes for cash. Mortgage fraud, foreclosure “robo-signers” and short-sales wrought with misdeeds. From Wall Street to Main Street to Washington – and the headline news, very smart, innovative people are gaining prominence nationwide for fraud. Investment scandals, Ponzi…

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The Paradox of Open Innovation: Internal or External?

What came first, the chicken or the egg? This paradox has perplexed philosophers for millennia. In the progressive workplace, a similar dilemma confounds executives. In the pursuit of open innovation, what comes first: Innovation created internally, or innovation developed beyond the organization? People talk about open innovation. It’s the mantra of leadership experts and workplace…

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Practical takeaways of the 2009 Open Innovation Summit Presentation

Key points of the presentation by Robert Brands, entrepreneur and innovation coach, from the foam business success story and derived “Robert’s Rules of Innovation ™ ” presented at the 2009 Open Innovation Summit in Orlando last week. 1. Greater returns result when innovation addresses multiple dimensions rather than focusing on one area such as product…

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