The Travel & Hospitality Industry is Being Disrupted, Again.

Airbnb disrupted hotels. Now big travel and hospitality companies are going after the next disruptive innovation themselves before getting blindsided yet again. If you’ve followed my Inc.com column, you know I work with both big companies and start-ups around the world. My research, consulting and speaking give me a glimpse into the fledgling trends and upstarts that will one day…

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Use Crowdsourcing to Get Innovative Ideas & Innovations

Want to more and better ideas? Try crowdsourcing as your next innovation strategy. You just might find the next innovative idea that changes the world. Crowdsourcing has become a popular buzzword for entrepreneurs and consultants looking to simplify the decision-making process. When it comes to innovation crowdsourcing can be very powerful. For instance, consider how…

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How to Use Strategic Observations to Drive Innovation and Business Strategy

Want to be a better innovator? Learn how to make strategic observations so you can drive innovation and business strategy. Finding the best way to make strategic observations to drive innovation and overarching business strategy on a regular basis is challenging for most businesses. Most organizations manage to gather information from their customers without much…

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Use Suppliers to Get New Ideas and Drive Innovation Strategy

Why is supplier innovation important? It fuels ideas and helps front end innovation and product development strategies. Working with suppliers can be challenging, but when they help drive innovation within your organization it can be an amazing experience. Leveraging supplier innovation helps businesses drive front end innovation and support product development strategies which last. Suppliers…

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How to Support Internal Functions Business Planning for Strategy & Innovation

Want to Support Business Planning & Strategy for Internal Corporate Functions? Use these Tips to Create Strategies & Plans for Internal Functions. Many large organizations lack structures to support internal function business planning. Because of this, business strategy and innovation strategy become difficult to manage and are often seen as out of scope for internal…

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Tactics for Driving Innovation with Corporate Intrapreneurship

To drive innovation within an organization, corporations must leverage intrapreneurship tactics which support a corporate culture that embraces new ideas. Michael Graber outlines 3 tactics for corporate innovation that intrapreneurs can adopt in large organizations.   For authentic innovation to occur at an organization, you have to craft the culture of a place to accept…