How Gatorade Invented New Products by Revisiting Old Ones [0.10]

Posted on Aug. 17, 2017, 12:05 p.m. by @ [source]

Innovation isn’t just about discovering shiny, brand-new offerings. This is neither a “clean sheet” approach to innovation nor as simple as “diversification.” It focuses on innovating around an existing product for an existing customer segment in a way that makes that product more appealing and valuable.

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By Jasmine Glasheen, Generational Marketer for Retail Minded. Maybe you’re holding off on buying a ticket because you’re intimidated by the idea of attending such a major retail event, or skeptical that the wisdom you gain at the conference that will pertain to your specific business niche.

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Unlike startups that get to shape culture from scratch, established companies must transform existing norms, values, and assumptions in ways that inspire everyone to innovate — not just at the top of the organization, but at all levels. Unlike startups that get to shape culture from scratch, established companies must transform existing norms, values, and assumptions in ways that inspire everyone to innovate — not just at the top of the organization, but at all levels.

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Luggage technology has not changed much over the last few decades, but there is one San Francisco startup that is aiming to bring innovation to the industry. Another great feature is the ability to name the suitcase ("follow me Mr. Luggage").

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For the jingoistic sign carrier, the impatient shareholder, the late-night goofball and the nascent entrepreneur in search of cash...

We've heard your rants, your threats, your plans. We understand that you are in a hurry for a simple, dramatic, obvious solution to whatever problem you face.

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A16z Video: S-curves in Innovation [0.00]

Posted on Aug. 5, 2017, 6 p.m. by Andreessen Horowitz @ [source]

In this animated short video, a16z Partner Benedict Evans describes “the s-curve” in the life cycle of technology innovation, and why it’s important. Technologies like the PC, internet, and mobile phone emerge, grow, and mature in waves — from “a silly idea” to something everybody has”, to a platform to build on and further evolve the next innovation.

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Upcoming events on the Silicon Prairie [0.23]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 7:24 p.m. by Silicon Prairie News @ [source]

Check out on our SPN event list to keep you informed on everything that’s happening across the Silicon Prairie. Do you have an upcoming event that you want to share with the SPN community?

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The end of startup economy is here. However, innovation is never-ending.

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The GIA was started by the Greater Des Moines Partnership in 2014 as a startup accelerator focused on driving innovation in the insurance industry. The GIA is one of 18 finalists and is the only finalist from the U.S.

The accelerator is being recognized as a collaborative solution that helps drive innovation in a worldwide industry that has a heavy presence in Greater Des Moines.

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Why You Need More Than Just Open-Source [0.18]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 3:30 a.m. by Young Upstarts @ [source]

In 2016, the Open Source Drives Digital Innovation study commissioned by Red-Hat and conducted by analyst house Forrester revealed that 52% of CIOs and senior IT decision makers in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region are already tapping open source software in areas such as cloud, mobility, big data and DevOps. He joined Hortonworks in 2016 to lead the expansion in one of the growing regions for the company.

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Do You Have The Data Agility Your Business Needs? [0.14]

Posted on July 31, 2017, 6:30 a.m. by Young Upstarts @ [source]

Data is the new battleground. For companies, the situation is clear – their future depends on how quickly and efficiently they can turn data into accurate insights.

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Whenever I am in conversations with intrapreneurs about their struggles in large enterprises they blame middle managers. Intrapreneurs who report into these managers find their jobs really frustrating.

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Usefulness Content Freshness Summary In the quest for innovative products and services, many businesses are investing in fancy technology so they can create the "next big thing". The book then leads readers through the questions and processes (with examples of successful companies like Adobe, Facebook, and Intuit) that start in the transformation of your planning and work processes so they can help you innovate more consistently.

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As a species, we seem to have figured out how to become rich. Call it Capitalism, Globalization, Neoliberalism, or whatever you like, there’s no denying that over the last few of hundred years, humanity has found a way to dramatically improve our standard of living.

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There is a lot we know about what innovative companies do--and way too much to go into here. I do know that very few acted on them.

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This is a guest post from Arthur D. Little.

This is a guest post from Arthur D. Little.

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In 2012, one of us – Gregor Gimmy, a California-based serial entrepreneur and former IDEO consultant – accepted a new role at BMW’s corporate R&D headquarters. Between 2012 and 2015, the number of global CVC deals almost doubled and their investments quadrupled to $29.1 billion.

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A researcher suggests the U.S. economy may be succumbing to what he calls “the Medici cycle,” named for the powerful family of medieval Florence.

The Facebook example is illustrative because it suggests how multiple causes might be contributing to corporate concentration.

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The words Israel, "startup nation" and innovation have been thrown together in many a learned conversation of late, and for good reason.

Israel has one of the highest concentrations of startups in the world, estimated at about 5,000.

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4 Mistakes That Kill Crowdsourcing Efforts [0.16]

Posted on July 21, 2017, 1 p.m. by @ [source]

By 2011, most Fortune 500 firms had launched crowdsourcing initiatives or partnered with startups in order to access outside innovators or co-create with customers, and crowdsourcing firms like Innocentive and Kaggle proliferated.

Back in 2011, crowdsourcing was fueling an explosion in open innovation.

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