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    Innovative Economies

    These Are the World’s Most Innovative Economies

    - by Bloomberg.com

    Bloomberg reveals the world’s most innovative economies! According to their data, South Korea takes the cherry on top of the index, with Germany and Sweden winning silver and bronze. The U.S lands in 8th place with countries such as Denmark, France and Israel in close succession. What are some of the factors that impact on South Korea being awarded this prestigious position, while the world’s largest economy gets a modest 8th place?  To find out more, click here. (Image source)

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    Disruptive Innovation

    What Is Disruptive Innovation?

    - by HBR.org

    Disruptive innovation has been praised by entrepreneurial and large, well-established organizations alike, including Intel and Salesforce.com. But According to Harvard Business Review, the theory increasingly stands in danger of becoming the victim of its own success. This, being due to the fact that it’s generally misunderstood and its basic tenets frequently misapplied. As it happens, many researchers and writers use the term to describe any situation in which an industry is shaken up. This could become a problem, insofar as the theory’s usefulness will eventually be undermined. This article sheds some much needed light on the correct definition of disruptive innovation. To…

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    Where do ideas come from?

    Where do ideas come from?

    - by ted.com

    TED treats us with an inspiring series of 9 heady talks on the nature of ideas, including the thoughts of Steven Johnson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Derek Sivers and Seth Godin. Have you ever wondered how that metaphorical lightbulb goes off? Is an idea divinely inspired, something like a flash of genius? Where do ideas really come from? This fascinating and revealing series of brainy talks explore the nature of ideas themselves – expounding on the origin of ideas, how they evolve, and how each of us can nurture them to make the most of the limitless potential encapsulated in our brains… To watch these videos,…

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    Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – February 2016

    - by Operational Excellence Society

      Sponsored By Issue: 2016-2 FEBRUARY 2016 Founder’s Corner Innovation versus Transformation Joseph F Paris Jr If you want your business to survive, you need to innovate.  If you want your business to have a chance of thriving, you need transformation.  Certainly, either innovation or transformation are no guarantees of success – but the lack of both almost certainly leads to doom.  Need proof?  Can you name one company or one industry (other than government) today that, when faced with a change in the marketplace, failed to innovate – and instead stayed with its traditions, and survived – not to…

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    Innovation versus Transformation

    - by Joseph Paris

    If you want your business to survive, you need to innovate.  If you want your business to have a chance of thriving, you need transformation.  Certainly, either innovation or transformation are no guarantees of success – but the lack of both almost certainly leads to doom.  Need proof?  Can you name one company or one industry (other than government) today that, when faced with a change in the marketplace, failed to innovate – and instead stayed with its traditions, and survived – not to mention, thrived?  If you think of one, let me know.  How about a company that faced…

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    This is what happens when you reply to spam email…

    - by James Veitch

    You have won the lottery in Norway,  you have a long lost uncle in Lagos who has died, you have a long lost friend marooned in a foreign country and the favorite your bank account details need to be verified.  Yes, this is spam mail or junk mail and it clutters our inboxes and fills our junk folders each and every day. You delete them and never read them and they are assigned to history. But what would happen if you read, replied and followed through with spam mail?  Watch and enjoy as writer and comedian James Veitch takes you…

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