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Innovating in Existing Markets: 3 Lessons From Lego
Lego’s trajectory from industry trailblazer to the brink of bankruptcy to sustained recovery shows there’s more to innovation than sheer luck or a wholesale focus on disruption. “No innovation lasts forever,” said David Robertson, a senior lecturer in operations management. MIT shares innovation lessons from Lego, Apple, and Marvel Comics, including; have a variety of tools and don’t be afraid to use them, listen deeply to your customers, and prepare for a steady diet of continuous reinvention to remain relevant, even as an iconic brand.

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Inclusion & Innovation: How to Design for all Realities

BBVA state that if you want your design to respond to customer needs and expectations, research is a fundamental tool throughout the process of creating a product or service....
BBVA state that if you want your design to respond to customer needs and expectations, research is a fundamental tool throughout the process of creating a product or service. Companies must bear in mind that their activities are not only essential for economic growth, but also for the creation of social well-being and inclusion.
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Unearthing Nike’s Design & Innovation Strategy

According to Nike’s chief design officer, John Hoke, innovation and design go hand in hand, and it’s impossible to choose one over the other. “Innovation is paramount in our...
According to Nike’s chief design officer, John Hoke, innovation and design go hand in hand, and it’s impossible to choose one over the other. “Innovation is paramount in our design solutions, without a doubt,” he stresses. Hoke explains that three pillars — design, innovation, and corporate responsibility — lie at the core of all of Nike’s products. Read more from Highsnobiety on Nike's innovation strategy that has defined their unique success.
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What is Innovation in Business and How Can it Build Business Longevity?

'Innovation' has become such a buzzword in the business world nowadays - but what does it actually mean? In our latest blog we endeavour to cut through the noise and give...
'Innovation' has become such a buzzword in the business world nowadays - but what does it actually mean? In our latest blog we endeavour to cut through the noise and give you a full overview of business innovation from how organizations innovate, why they choose to adopt particular approaches, and explore why it is a key component of business longevity. Read the blog now.
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Post-Disruption Innovation: The Path to Recovery

Supply Chain Management review discuss how Organizations must determine which needs are likely to revert to pre-disruption levels and which changes are likely to stay. Despite disruptions, organizations must...
Supply Chain Management review discuss how Organizations must determine which needs are likely to revert to pre-disruption levels and which changes are likely to stay. Despite disruptions, organizations must be capable of innovating to improve their processes and meet the changing needs of customers.
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Problem Framing is the Key to Innovation

Suzanne Balima argues that when most people think of innovation, they visualize the end result, that has come out of “trusting the creative process”. People tend to forget how...
Suzanne Balima argues that when most people think of innovation, they visualize the end result, that has come out of “trusting the creative process”. People tend to forget how important framing the problem is. If you don’t understand the problem, how do you even begin to solve it?
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How Conflict Drives Process Improvement in the Workplace

Process Excellence Network share why diverse thinking is good news when it comes to business process management because it is at the heart of continuous improvement. Effective business process...
Process Excellence Network share why diverse thinking is good news when it comes to business process management because it is at the heart of continuous improvement. Effective business process management relies on people ‘picking fights’ and creating healthy dissent and disagreement that seeks to find a better way to work than the current status quo.
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An Ancient Framework to Make Your More Innovative Today

Fast Company share how we often make the mistake of viewing innovation as a single occurrence. A “unicorn” product or service that takes off and changes the world as...
Fast Company share how we often make the mistake of viewing innovation as a single occurrence. A “unicorn” product or service that takes off and changes the world as we once knew it. But, in reality, innovation is rarely a one-time event. Companies that intend to last long-term will survive through continuous reinvention.
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Borrowing From Business: Continuous Improvement In Higher Education

Many higher education institutions lag behind on continuous improvement practices that drive success in the business world. Rigorous operational efficiency and bold, strategic innovation — both revered principles in...
Many higher education institutions lag behind on continuous improvement practices that drive success in the business world. Rigorous operational efficiency and bold, strategic innovation — both revered principles in business — should be viewed as sources of potential untapped power for colleges and universities.
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Why Digital Transformation Programs are Not About Technology

Innovation Leader discuss discuss how digital transformation programs emanating from an internal, endogenous impulse to capture a new opportunity, mitigate risk, sustain or grow a particular business line, or...
Innovation Leader discuss discuss how digital transformation programs emanating from an internal, endogenous impulse to capture a new opportunity, mitigate risk, sustain or grow a particular business line, or differentiate from a competitor - tend to have more executive buy-in, more organizational investment, and greater momentum & longevity.
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How to Stop Discarding Digital Innovation Projects Too Soon

If your organisation has a history of shelved digital innovation projects, have you looked at the true value of these projects. LSE suggests a shift in perspective to explore...
If your organisation has a history of shelved digital innovation projects, have you looked at the true value of these projects. LSE suggests a shift in perspective to explore the extended and innovative potential of your technology pilots, before binning them prematurely.
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The Winning Formula for Financial Process Improvement – How TSYS is Defining the Future of Fintech

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