Disney’s Top 10 Innovations

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Staten Island Live has a feature on Disney’s all-time greatest innovations. And no, I don’t see the connection between Staten Island and Walt Disney, but let’s just glide right past that question.

Anyway, it’s an interesting article. Several of these innovations have become so commonplace that I had no idea that Disney had invented them. Nor, for that matter, did I even consider them particularly innovative. But then, what’s that old chestnut? “Every great idea is obvious in ...

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How to Create a Culture of Innovation

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Today, few people would describe AT&T as a particularly innovative (or for that matter, particularly admired) company. But once upon a time, Bell Labs was a bastion of innovation.

In fact, Jon Gertner describes Bell Labs in its heyday as “the most innovative scientific organization in the world.” He points to a number of conscious decisions that fostered an innovative, collaborative environment:

1) Physical co-location – AT&T intentionally put various unrelated teams in the same place, which encouraged cross-disciplinary conversations. This interaction ...

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Des Moines Innovation Summit

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de Bono Consulting CEO and President, Barbara Stennes, is gearing up for the Innovation Summit for Business Leaders in Des Moines on July 23.

The interactive and engaging event will explore the skills needed to become more innovative, and how to engage your workforce in strategic innovation during challenging times. Attendees will also participate in the Medici Game, led by simulations expert, Dan Topf.

Learn more about the Innovation Summit.

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Innovative lawyers (!)

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Last week, the Financial Times released its Innovative Lawyers report. I know, I know… I had the same reaction. Innovation in the legal industry? C’mon. As it turns out, however, law firms are doing some pretty cool – and yes, innovative – things.

For example, in the “billing and fees” category, the FT gave top marks to a firm that (at least in one case), has tied its fees to client satisfaction. Moreover, “bonuses ...

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Edward de Bono on Innovation

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Edward de Bono discusses the importance of training employees in lateral thinking to give them a systematic approach to innovative thinking.

Innovation Must Go Beyond Lip Service

Many organisations today pay lip service to the idea of ‘innovation.’ But it is not enough to say that you are in favor of innovation and then do nothing about it.

Many organisations have told me that they already have too many new ideas. I do not see how you can have too many ideas. You ...

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iinnovate Podcast With IDEO Founder

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We’re always looking for great websites on creativity & innovation, and the iinnovate blog is no exception. The blog is run by students at Stanford University’s Business and Design Schools, and offers podcast interviews with leaders of some of the world’s most innovative companies.

We found the interview with IDEO Founder, David Kelley particularly relevant.

Kelley highlighted the importance of empowering your people to think that they are creative. Companies should tap into the creativity of everyone in ...

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