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Innova-Con Innovation Conference

January 25, 2015

You’ve undoubtedly noticed that the world is changing, and quickly.  We took this photo in an airport a few years ago, and now here it is 2015 and lo and behold, they were pretty close to right on.  Perhaps this may stimulate you to ask yourself if you’re now prepared for 2020?  Of course this […]

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Driven to Death by the Rate of Innovation

September 18, 2014

We recently had a fascinating meeting with a prominent venture capitalist based in Palo Alto, and during the course of our conversation about the pressures that his portfolio companies are under he used a fascinating phrase to describe the tech industry as a whole.  He said that the lagging companies, many of which are not […]

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The Innovation Master Plan: A New Book

August 12, 2011

I’ve just released a new book (shown above on the left), The Innovation Master Plan. Here’s a short passage from the introduction: “Some executives look at the innovations that come from companies like Apple or P&G, and they think to themselves, ‘Well, we don’t have people or the resources like theirs.  We can’t do that kind […]

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Two New Publications

April 11, 2010

Managing Innovation Portfolios Langdon Morris has recently written a companion to his Innovation Metrics white paper entitled Managing Innovation Portfolios. The purpose of this white paper is to explore the elements involved in optimizing innovation investments while laying out a process recommended for Innovation Portfolio management. Some of the topics covered include: Purpose The “Innovation […]

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Help Wanted: Innovation (or maybe not…)

January 15, 2010

We hear from executives everywhere about how they are genuinely concerned about the state of innovation in their organizations, and how much they want  innovation to improve. Often enough, when they need to hire new people, they’re hoping that the new staff will be able to help them with innovation too.  I recently noticed an […]

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Sustainability Evolves from Fad To Force

July 2, 2009

Sustainability is evolving quickly to become a major force in business practices and in business models. One of the best ways to think about sustainability is the triple bottom line model. This model speaks to developing business models that can show profit in three major areas – environment, economic, and social. Sustainability holds the seeds […]

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