Monthly Archives: November 2012

Innovations to be thankful for

The past year has seen some incredible new inventions that are revolutionizing our everyday lives. Before we sit down to Thanksgiving dinners this week we reflected on innovations from five different industries that showcase some of 2012’s best ideas. The Tesla Model S: Imagine your dream luxury vehicle. Now imagine that it’s emissions free. Tesla […]

Upcoming chat covers ‘real’ innovation

A recent Capgemini study said just 30% of today’s Chief Innovation Officers feel they have the necessary structure for innovation. This number could be higher, according to Imaginatik innovation advisor Sara Husk, if they just line up three key components: resources, processes and metrics. On Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 11 a.m., we’ll explore these elements […]

USAA: A study in pervasive innovation

USAA’s campus in San Antonio, Texas In USAA’s world, innovation is conducted with one goal in mind: benefit the customer. In this member-based insurance and banking organization, no idea is a bad idea – there’s a structure in place that makes an innovator out of each and every employee, and their efforts yield 95% participation. […]

Key to high tech innovation: A lean approach

When it comes to technology, Michael Davies says conventional wisdom is wrong. In a rational world, one would think that the more you spend on R&D, the more successful your product will be.  But the world and its inhabitants are not rational. Davies is the chairman of Endeavour Partners and a guest lecturer at MIT. […]

An innovation champion’s guide to success

So you’ve been appointed as an innovation champion. You’ve been tasked to help form your organization’s innovation strategy, or maybe just help carry it out, or both. Where do you start? The trouble is that innovation doesn’t come in a standard package.  It’s a unique process that must be tailored to your company’s goals in […]