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Turn Your Enterprise Social Network Into an Innovation Pipeline

Turn Your Enterprise Social Network Into an Innovation Pipeline

There are multiple approaches companies can take with innovation. Some invest huge sums into research and product development, some spend less but have highly focused innovation teams. Others look to surface innovation from across their workforce through open innovation.

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5 Tips to Thinking and Acting Entrepreneurial in Your Corporate Gig

5 Tips to Thinking and Acting Entrepreneurial in Your Corporate Gig

Two years ago, I packed my bags in Germany and left for Silicon Valley in pursuit of a new “intrapreneurship” opportunity after 20 years of living and breathing corporate culture. I was asked to start a new business unit within one of the world’s largest software companies.

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Goodbye Copycat: China Returns to Its Innovation Roots

Goodbye Copycat: China Returns to Its Innovation Roots

China has long been considered the copycat nation of the world. For generations, its goal was not to build on what the competition has done, but rather play catch-up by piggybacking on other people’s technological advances and underpricing the competition. For years, Chinese copycat knockoff products have flooded western markets.

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Is Humility the Secret to Business Success Today?

Is Humility the Secret to Business Success Today?

Don’t mistake the recent dishonorable departure of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick as an isolated incident. It’s a sign of something bigger — and something that often goes unacknowledged in today’s business world.  Beneath the “office casual” surface of modern business life, unshakable confidence still reigns as the unspoken ideal.

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Driverless Cars: Fact or Fiction?

Driverless Cars: Fact or Fiction?

The 1950s TV anthology Science Fiction Theater (SFT) featured farfetched ideas to entertain young viewers. Episodes covered outlandish concepts like driverless cars and wireless mobile heart monitors.  Wait, what?  Yes, many of today’s innovations were once the fodder for sci-fi drama.

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