Innovation gone wrong-maybe?

February 5, 2013
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Innovation gone wrong-maybe?

JCPenney, the hundred year old mid-range department store chain headquartered in Plano, TX, is searching for its key success factors, once again.  CEO Ron Johnson joined the company in June 2011 with a bold plan to eliminate sales and to restructure the company around the Apple store model he developed, while SVP of Retail Operations…

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Competition in the MOOC-sphere

January 14, 2013
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Competition in the MOOC-sphere

This past fall, I audited Chuck Eesley’s Stanford Venture Lab MOOC course, “Technology Entrepreneurship.”  With more than 34,500 students listed in the system, the experience provided an interesting view of what works in this MOOC environment.  In the LinkedIn dedicated group, one of the students asked about the kind of competitive relationship that exists among…

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Disruptive innovation brings on innovative solution strategy

January 14, 2013
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Disruptive innovation brings on innovative solution strategy

On December 31, 2012 the last print edition of Newsweek magazine hit the newsstands.  A print publication for nearly eighty years, Newsweek was sold in 2010 to Barry Diller’s online advertising and media giant, IAC (Interactive Corp), and its online offer, The Daily Beast. Tina Brown became editor of both the Daily Beast and the…

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January classroom activities―innovation & competitiveness

January 14, 2013
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January classroom activities―innovation & competitiveness

Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Choose two of the countries listed in the WEF Global Competiveness Index 2012-13 and the Global Innovation Index 2012 studies presented in this month’s research section.  Compare and contrast the data provided and conclusions made.  What does this information suggest…

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Global Innovation Index 2012

January 14, 2013
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Global Innovation Index 2012

Innovation drives company, country and regional success.  In this twenty minute clip of the Global Innovation Index 2013, co-producers INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization explain the findings and recent changes that have improved the information gleaned from the study.  Now in its fifth year, the study investigates the integration of innovation into country…

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Creating on-line instructional guides

January 14, 2013
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Creating on-line instructional guides

Virtual learning documents that include photos and videos now can be created using iPhones, iPads, and iTouch devices and then posted to the Internet or shared with other users.  The downloadable Snapguide iOS app walks the user through the creation and uploading process.  The online weblink for the finished product can be embedded in websites. …

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