Monthly Archives: November 2009

Innovator Of The Century: Renaissance Man

It seems that everywhere I turn in the innovation blogosphere these days there is a constant point of view present among the pundits: innovation is impossible without a healthy cultivation of right-brain, creative thinking along with the more analytical left-brain thinking. Daniel Pink and many others sound the alarm bells for a society, which increasingly stresses rote memorization and standardized tests over creative thought. The Harvard Review recently published an article celebrating the benefits to business of heterogeneous educational and cultural backgrounds and thinking. And I find these arguments both compelling and persuasive. Continue reading

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My Personal Top 10 IT Predictions for 2010

One of my responsibilities as the Director of IT Innovations at PwC is to research and develop insights on the impact of emerging technologies. This year, I’m sharing with you my thoughts on what I believe may be the big IT trends in 2010. While I was somewhat tempted to be bold and creative in my forecast, I decided to ground the Top 10 in areas that have some real momentum. If you agree with the predictions, what might that mean for your work and your industry? In what area do you think I got it completely wrong? I’d love to know what you think. Continue reading

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Innovating Through Contests

The growing adoption of open innovation strategies represents recognition that no matter how large a company may be, there are lots of people outside the company with relevant good ideas. Successful contests have a number of common characteristics which should be considered in planning a contest. Companies should consider contests a powerful tool in their innovation arsenal. Contests have incredible power to motivate creativity and expand the population of people helping solve problems. Continue reading

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