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Innovation Advice

Change: A CEO's Job In The 21st Century

Brian Kennell | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Brian Kennell

Pioneering companies proactively embrace change--not on a reactionary basis or simply as inevitability, but as an opportunity to challenge the status quo and achieve greater success.

As Global Demand for Dairy Products Soars, Domestic Innovation is Key

Michael Zacka | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Michael Zacka

Every day, our increasingly independent children and adolescents are faced with coolers full of beverage and energy drink options, and they must have innovative and attractive milk alternatives that make it easier to make the nutritionally smart choice.

Functional Foods: A Fix to Highlight after National Nutrition Month

Michael Zacka | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Michael Zacka

Very public efforts to improve health and prevent disease by eating right have also spurred the food and beverage industries to develop promising and innovative products that will help individuals as well as stimulate companies' sales.

Innovation Thought Leaders: Do You Know Who They Are and Their Impact on Business?

Michael Zacka | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Michael Zacka

Given the disappointing U.S. economic data that also made news last week, the stars we should be paying close attention to are those who won the "Oscars of Management Thinking."

Redefining Reality: Delivering High Growth in Uncertain Times, Part 2

Michael Zacka | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

Speed. Age. Glocal. Uncertainty. Innovation. I hear business leaders actively talking about these trends as separate entities. But it is clear to me that they are interrelated and must be taken as a whole to sustain profitable growth in this new age.

Redefining Reality and Delivering High Growth in Uncertain Times

Michael Zacka | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

What's clear from the last year in business is that companies that achieve high, or even healthy growth, have the ability to focus, perceive all the options, choose one or several realities with great market appeal, innovate around them and continue to do so persistently.

Low Cost Isn't a Strategic Choice -- It's an Operational Necessity and Key to Sustainable Profit Growth

Michael Zacka | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

Taken together -- innovation and the approach of looking at the cost competitiveness through the eyes of a private equity company -- thought leaders at our recent conference gave CEOs an important new perspective to achieve sustainable profit growth.

Innovation Rhetoric Is at an All-time High: Here's How to Turn Theory Into Practice

Michael Zacka | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

It is hard to do -- especially since most think of innovation as seismic change brought about by all those much-heralded, mass-market disruptions dreamed up by boy geniuses and biotech scientists.

Five Key Innovation Questions to Ask

Robert F. Brands | Posted 06.03.2012 | Business
Robert F. Brands

Now more than ever before, sustained innovation is the means to developing marketplace showstoppers that lead to profitable growth.

George Lois's Innovation Bible 'Damn Good Advice'

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.19.2012 | Books
Andrea Chalupa

Long considered a legend for giving Esquire's covers in the sixties the force of Picasso's "Guernica," Lois shares his 120 commandments for creativity in Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!).

9 Ways To Be More Creative

Scott D. Anthony | Posted 03.27.2012 | Books
Scott D. Anthony

Think about how much our world has changed over the past decade. Innovation has transformed the way we work, live, communicate, and play. The future promises even more change. Innovation might seem to be a force beyond our control, but it doesn't have to be.

Creativizing Your Life

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Innovation is not about heroic deeds of derring-do. "Creativizing" your life simply means adding creativity to ordinary things to make them extraordinary.