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Don’t (Just) Focus on Innovation

While innovation is paramount to the profitability of any business, there are other supporting factors which are essential to make innovation successful. Similar to the construction of any building, the work first begins with a solid foundation. Viable logistics, solid marketing, and financial health must be considered in order to achieve effective innovation.  A solid…

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Accountability Supports Sustainable Innovation

Without risk there can be no innovation, but what happens when success is finally achieved?  In order for innovation to be sustainable it must be driven by a structured management approach that strives for accountability, invention, and re-invention. Back in December, Innovation Enterprise held a Chief Innovation Officer Summit in New York City. One of the best discussions…

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Re-Framing Innovation Strategy in 2014

Innovation “strategy” is no longer king. In today’s business world, uncertainty is virtually inescapable. It goes without saying that without risk, there can be no innovation. However, today’s climate requires that business leaders and innovation champions reframe how they approach innovation.   Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “If I had an hour to solve…

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The Best Innovation Bloggers & Articles of 2013

January brings with it new resolutions and reflections on the past year come and gone. In 2013, we watched as Pope Francis took office as head of the Roman Catholic Church. We followed the Zimmerman trial, and welcomed the royal baby to the world. In 2013 google glass hit the market, the government shut down…

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The Role of Design; R&D, and more in the NPD Process

After getting your house in order it is time to move from ideation to the NPD processes.  The third step in Robert’s Rules of Innovation addresses New Product Development. This process is defined as the complete cycle of creating and bringing a new product to fruition – from idea creation to product sale; from concept…

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Innovate and Thrive: May you stay inspired in 2014!

Innovate and Thrive: May you stay inspired in 2014! Robert’s Rules of Innovation wishes you and yours a wonderful Holiday Season.   The season of eggnog and ugly sweater parties is here… threatening to slow momentum for even the most dedicated and business minded among us.  To keep you on your toes this holiday, Robert’s…

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“Inciting Discovery, Inspiring Change” #CINONY

Earlier this month, Innovation Enterprise held a Chief Innovation Officer Summit in New York City. The Summit brings together innovation leaders from a range of industries to “incite discovery, inspire change & facilitate a cross-pollination of ideas”. Panelists from some of the most innovative companies such as Pfizer, Disney, Sony, and NASA discussed innovation best…

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Get your House in Order to Nurture New Product Development

It is all about proper planning, communication, and execution in order to make an idea work or for sustainable innovation to happen. Implementing innovation depends on a disciplined strategy customized to the needs, size and culture of an organization. Each organization must create their own clearly defined stages and steps of the NPD process. New Product Development…

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Building Bulletproof Relationships

In a recent article for GCI Magazine, Martin Kleinman (co-author of Robert’s Rules of Innovation) calls attention to the interrelationship between brand strength and package design. The package is a critical touch point, and should be the distilled expression of a beauty brand. But the operative phrase here is “should be.” How often have you…

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The Sharp Edge of Innovation

It is no hidden secret that innovation is a necessity to compete in today’s marketplace. Often hailed as the Holy Grail for which every organization should strive for, sustainable innovation requires a strategy from start to finish. From the “I” of Inspiration to the “N” of Net Result, you must commit yourself to the process in order to succeed.…

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