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October 2015 Innovation Top 5

Posted by Jouni Halme on 02/11/15 13:12

The Innovative Mindset Your Company Can’t Afford to Lose

by Simone Ahuja in Harvard Business Review

Citizen hackers are individuals with passion to solve problems which are really important for them and their loved ones. Their crowd developed solutions to real life problems can be a threat or an opportunity for corporations. When corporations review cooperation opportunities they should look for 4 key criteria.

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September 2015 Innovation Top 5

Posted by Jouni Halme on 01/10/15 13:16

The Future of Work: Can Innovation Escape the Tyranny of the Hierarchy?

by Scott Cook in Pacific Standard

It is really difficult for ideas to survive the gauntlet of bosses in organizations. However some large companies like Toyota and Google have succeeded creating culture which does not have this problem.

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August 2015 Innovation Top 5

Posted by Jouni Halme on 01/09/15 17:04

Productivity Is Soaring at Top Firms and Sluggish Everywhere Else

by Chiara Criscuolo in Harvard Business Review

OECD study shows that the gap between the globally most productive firms and the rest has been increasing over time, especially in the services sector.

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July 2015 Innovation Top 5

Posted by Jouni Halme on 01/08/15 14:30

In the beginning of each month with put our heads together at Orchidea and select the best content that we encountered during the previous month. Here are the best articles for July 2015.

Exponential Organizations Are The Future Of Global Business And Innovation

by Nabyl Charania in TechCrunch

Traditional organizations are linear and constrained by limited resources. They are more and more challenged by exponential organizations like Uber and Airbnb which are not facing any resource constraint and instead enjoying of resource abundance.

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June 2015 Top 5 Innovation Articles

Posted by Orvo Kärkkäinen on 01/07/15 10:30

In the beginning of each month with put our heads together at Orchidea to select the best content that we encountered during the previous month. Here are the best articles for June 2015.

Innovation Starts with the Heart, Not the Head

by Gary Hamel in Harvard Business Review

Gary Hamel shares the real life example of how his brother Dr. Loren Hamel turned the patient satisfaction scores of the health care provider Lakeland Health from below average to top 5 %. 

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May 2015 Top 5 Innovation Articles

Posted by Jouni Halme on 02/06/15 15:31

In the beginning of each month with put our heads together at Orchidea to select the best content that we encountered during the previous month. Here are the best articles for May 2015.

Design Thinking: a Tested Method for Creating Breakthrough Innovation

by Michael Graber in Innovation Excellence

Breakthrough innovation make major traction in the market by solving problems people didn’t know they have. The formal innovation process to address these problems is called design thinking.

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April 2015 Top 5 Innovation Articles

Posted by Jouni Halme on 05/05/15 16:44

In the beginning of each month with put our heads together at Orchidea to select the best content that we encountered during the previous month. Here are the best articles for April 2015.

In Praise of Efficient Price Gouging

by James Surowiecki in MIT Technology Review

Uber’s most important innovation is its "surge pricing" mechanism. However it has not been unreservedly welcomed by its customers, even though it works in their advantage.

How to Influence and Maintain a Culture of Innovation

by Vala Afshar in The Huffington Post

7 tips on how to create a culture of innovation by Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services in the United States Federal Government.

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March 2015 Top 5 Innovation Articles

Posted by Jouni Halme on 15/04/15 12:33

In the beginning of each month with put our heads together at Orchidea to select the best innovation content that we encountered during the previous month. Here are the best articles for March 2015.

Here’s why patents are innovation’s worst enemy

by Vivek Wadhwa in The Washington Post

Patents have become the greatest inhibitor to innovation and are holding back innovation. They create disincentives to innovate and slow down innovators by allowing technology laggards and extortionists to sue them.

Getting to “Yes” for Corporate Innovation

by Steve Blank in steveblank.com

How to recognize and remove the roadblocks with "Get to Yes" program.

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