IXL CENTER Whitepapers
How do we democratize innovation? When it comes to big breakthrough ideas, there isn’t just that one “Eureka” moment. All of us have the potential to create new, great ideas and the capacity to make it reality one day. So if everyone has the potential to have great ideas, why aren’t we all becoming genius […]
What innovation processes and tools are key to institutionalize innovation across all parts of your organization?
Volume II, Issue 5 November 20, 2018 What innovation processes and tools are key to institutionalize innovation across all parts of your organization? A wise man once said, “Every basic story that people tell to make sense of the world has already been told.” Another wise man responded, “That may be true, […]
How Do You Find the Big Bold Ideas that Matter in the Market and to My Company?: The Need for Focus?
Volume II, Issue 4 October 17, 2018 How Do You Find the Big Bold Ideas that Matter in the Market and to My Company?: The Need for Focus In previous editions of this The Innovator newsletter, we’ve noted that maintaining energy and productivity around innovation often requires a balance between opposing forces – […]
IXL CENTER Newsletter, October 2018 Dear Colleague, The world’s largest innovation management consulting competition – the IXL Innovation Olympics – is launching its 4th cycle this year combining outstanding client companies and over 200 students from some of the best universities worldwide. These are some of the companies participating in the IXL Innovation in the fall of 2018: […]
How do you involve all units within your organization and partners & networks to assist with driving innovation from idea to market?
Volume II, Issue 3 September 4, 2018 How do you involve all units within your organization and partners & networks to assist with driving innovation from idea to market? For Successful Innovation in the Long Term, Find Ways to Integrate New Initiatives with Existing Systems Companies need innovation because they all need new products, new business […]
IXL CENTER Newsletter, August 2018 Dear colleague, During the last 8 weeks, over 100 students from 17 universities around the globe have joined the IXL Innovation Olympics to work on innovation challenges facing these industry-leading companies: Verizon, Harvey Building Products, Arbor International and TJX Companies. IXL Innovation Olympics has had a massive financial and social impact over […]
Innovating THROUGH a Downturn (not just in a Downturn) Thinking AND Acting Differently in Troubled Times… Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Introduction Who would have thought that the bursting of the US housing bubble last July would put a brake on the fast growing Brazilian economy? The Real has weakened and there is a liquidity crunch in Brazil. […]
Volume II, Issue 2 August 1, 2018 Why is a good innovation portfolio important and what does it look like for a company? An innovation portfolio maintains the delicate balance required for companies to remain viable years into the future by creating change today. While survival through adaptation / innovation has always […]
Volume II, Issue 1 July 5, 2018 How Do You Get Senior Leadership to Support and Commit to Innovation? Before you can get leadership to commit to innovation, it has to be clear to them that it’s worth the effort, worth the investment, worth the time – and promises more for the corporation […]
Introduction In the current economic situation, corporate managers and executives face the dilemma of whether to reinforce innovation efforts or cancel them and reallocate resources in more traditional areas of the company such as sales and operations. Is innovation considered a nice‐ to‐have for the organization or is it considered to be a key instrument […]