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USI 2013, an event not to be missed

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Are you committed to an Information Technology that transforms our society? You should be part of the USI event on June 24 and 25, the singular meeting between Geeks and Bosses! This year’s conference will be structured around 4 comprehensive … Continue reading

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Designing for Rapid Innovation

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Setting-up an agile organization for innovation is not enough: one has to get his innovation accepted by the core business, and the market. To tackle this issue and preserve speed, ‘innovation by component’, based on modular and collaborative design, brings … Continue reading

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Is modular design the key to rapid innovation?

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In recent years, many firms have sped up their innovation processes, seeking to set-up a rapid innovation model. But can we protect the meaning and relevance of innovation while accelerating and increasing its impact? This is exactly the issue challenged … Continue reading

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Is there a Model for Rapid Innovation?

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Sharp innovation stemms from constant knowledge exchanges between technology, the markets, an innovation team, as well as other departments of the firm. The bigger you are, the more difficult it is to share active knowledge: how can we set-up a … Continue reading

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Successful innovations meet “social imaginaries” by Stéphane Hugon, sociologist and managing consultant

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Imagination and Innovation Stéphane Hugon is a reckognized sociologist, researcher, and teacher at both Descartes-Sorbonne Paris University and Paris National Design School (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) focusing on linking innovative technology with consumer usages. Stéphane cofounded consulting agency Eranos, … Continue reading

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Implementing a “rapid innovation” entity: timeline

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For Vijay Govindarajan, there is no doubt: “Innovation cannot happen inside the performance engine, so it requires a dedicated innovation team. Every time you start a new innovation initiative — which the performance engine cannot do because of its limits … Continue reading

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Innovation: Keep It Simple and … Sexy!

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As Jeffrey Baumgartner reminded us in an article called Keep Innovation Simple, Sweetheart in 2005, “one of the underlying maxims of engineering is that of KISS, an acronym for Keep It Simple, Stupid“. I would like to rename it Keep … Continue reading

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Innovation, the “rugby approach”: thoughts for thoughts from 24 years ago

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I’ve referred in “Metaphor and belief, 2 frameworks to found creativity”  to the excellent work on innovation performed by Ikujiro Nonaka. I’ve found another sharp article from the same author published 24 years ago at Harvard Business Review, January-February 1986: … Continue reading

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Rapid innovation, “license to kill”?

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ReadWriteWeb is conducting a series of interviews on product innovation and the people driving it. Richard MacManus talked with CEO and co-founder of Betaworks last September: John Borthwick.  Betaworks products are the following: Bit.ly (the leading link shortener), TweetDeck (desktop … Continue reading

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Metaphor and Belief, 2 frameworks to found creativity

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2 great articles have recently drawn my attention regarding innnovation: the first one is from Ikijiro Nonaka and is called “the knowledge creating company”; originally edited in 1991 in HBR, it tackles the subject of tacit knowledge, also sometimes called … Continue reading