Tips and Tools for Creating Innovation

An article in this week's PR News, called “Ideation Creation: Culture and Clarity Keys to Driving Big Ideas,” describes some major challenges organizations face when trying to innovate. According to the article, “the generation of ideas often suffers from a…

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To Initiate Change, Leverage the Six Sources of Influence

This morning I had the pleasure of interviewing bestselling author, entrepreneur and business expert Joseph Grenny. I heard Grenny speak about influence at the World Business Forum (#WBF10) last month and I was eager to learn more about it. At…

Business Innovation Must Lead the Sustainability in the United States

Since last week's midterm elections, there has been a lot of talk in the United States about what the next Congress will and won't accomplish by 2012. One major issue that experts say is unlikely to make the nation's urgent…

Will Government Innovate Better with a Bipartisan Congress?

Forty-two percent of registered voters in the United States turned out Tuesday to express their dissatisfaction with the current government's actions by electing a Republican majority to the House of Representatives and decreasing the gap between the parties in the…

What Does Tuesday’s Midterm Election Mean for Innovation in the United States?

For a couple years now, I've been receiving weekly e-mails from the Innovation Movement, a “coalition of Americans who believe innovation is the key to reviving the global economy and creating new American jobs,” sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association…

The Rally to Restore Sanity (and Innovation)

[YouTube]jXmbzLI3pnk[/YouTube]“Our Differences Make us Interesting not Enemies,” read a sign in the crowd at Saturday afternoon's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Hosted by Comedy Central political satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert,…

Would Privatizing Water Create Value for the Consumer?

Across the globe, some 1.1 billion people currently live without clean water. As the world's population continues to grow (it's expected to increase by 40 to 50 percent in the next 50 years), and increased industrialization, irrigated agriculture, urbanization and…

#WBF10: Marting Lindstrom on Marketing

[YouTube]dPbqLR5eNBY[/YouTube]Is your brand recognizable without your logo? Branding expert Martin Lindstrom says it should be. “The fact is, the majority of everything we do every day appeals to our non-conscious part of the brain,” he said at the World Business…

#WBF10: Charlene Li on Social Networks

[YouTube]P3idPq1cp8g[/YouTube]During the afternoon of Day 1 of the World Business Forum, social media and technologies expert, author, and founder of Altimeter Group, Charlene Li spoke of giving up control in the digital world. Her talk was of particular interest to…

Chance Favors the Connected Mind

[YouTube]NugRZGDbPFU[/YouTube]In his latest book, “Where Good Ideas Come From,” author Steven Johnson explores not only the “Eureka!” moment in idea generation, but also the path people take to get there. In fact, he says that in all the history of…

#WBF10: Jack Welch on Management

[YouTube]tuupNpSh_3E[/YouTube]Following Bill McDermott, the former Chairman and CEO of General Electric (GE), Jack Welch shared his thoughts on everything from leadership to the Obama Administration in an energetic question and answer session. Leadership:  Don't manage. Lead change before you have…

#WBF10: Bill McDermott on Winning in the New Reality

[YouTube]gW78EF3gt-I[/YouTube]After Jim Collins' talk at #WBF10, co-CEO of SAP, Bill McDermott, took the stage to share his answer to a question that's on all business leaders' minds during this time of economic uncertainty: With this massive market and technology change,…

#WBF10: Jim Collins on Sustaining Great Results

The first day of the World Business Forum 2010 started with one of the world's most influential management thinkers, Jim Collins. “A student of enduring great companies and how they attain superior performance,” Collins spoke of greatness as a matter…

World Business Forum Recap: Day 2

Here are key points from Day 2 of #WBF10. Check back for more detail in the coming weeks and share your own key points from the talks in the comments below. James Cameron on Creativity Putting together a film project…