Creating a Culture of Innovation An interview with David Kester, Chief Executive, Design Council. To foster a culture of innovation, managers must look outward to identify consumers' problems and spark ideas for solving those problems. They must also ease employees' fear of change.
Thinking Inside the Box An interview with Kevin Coyne, Founder, Kevin Coyne Partners. Asking people to "think outside the box" creates chaotic brainstorming. Here are five questions that can stimulate more focused thinking about possible new products and services.
Innovation at Procter & Gamble An interview with A.G. Lafley, Chairman and CEO, Procter & Gamble. Innovation is at the core of P&G's business strategy. See how P&G makes innovation an everyday practice in their organ...
Innovating by Making the World a Better Place An interview with Maggie Brenneke, Director, Skoll Social Enterprise Program. When businesses consider their social and environmental bottom lines, they identify new opportunities to innovate. Some of those opportunities can be surprisingly counterintuitive.
How to Spot Disruptive Innovation Opportunities An interview with Scott Anthony, President, Innosight. Disruptive innovation occurs when an innovator brings something to market that is simple, convenient, accessible, and affordable. Here are some tips to help you pinpoint disruptive opportunities within your organization.
Innovate Like Google An interview with Tom Davenport, Professor of Information Technology & Management, Babson College. While some elements of Google's success as innovator would be very hard to emulate, others can be profitably adopted by almost any business.
Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit--And You Should Too An interview with Bill Taylor, Game Changer blogger for HarvardBusiness.org. Zappos knows that they can't deliver great customer service unless their employees are committed to the values of the company. So what do they do? They pay employees to quit!