Category Archives: strategies

If you outsource your out-of-the-box thinking…

…are you in danger that your thinking will get boxed in? Or, to put it a bit differently, consider the old saying: “A man who chops his own wood is warmed twice.” In part, these issues come to mind because … Continue reading

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Why P&G blabs about R&D labs

Procter & Gamble’s stunning R&D about-face has to be among the most compelling indications of the immensity of the re-invention-of-innovation that is under way. The marketing powerhouse’s R&D moves are shaking up the consumer packaged-goods sector…and they give us unique … Continue reading

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Audio – USG Executive VP discusses innovation initiatives

Fareed Khan, the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Chicago-based USG Corporation recently discussed the strategies that the venerable building-supply company (formerly US Gypsum) is using to address the high priority that the organization puts on innovation. In … Continue reading

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Audio – Apple’s Guy Kawasaki on innovation and entrepreneurship

Here’s an audio clip that presents comments about innovation and entrepreneurship from Guy Kawasaki, the long-time Macintosh Evangelist and author of “Rules For Revolutionaries.” The material is from an interview conducted in late 1999 during the frenzy of entrepreneurial activity … Continue reading

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