A Crowdsourced Hotel Room

When the U.K.’s Premier Inn wanted to design a new hotel to met the services expectations of its guests and the cost requirements of...

Is This The Future of TV?

If you’re watching the Olympics on an X1 box from Comcast, chances are you’re not watching the same show that I am. In fact, since coverage...

Solving Germany’s Housing Crisis

Beyond the complex political and social implications of the huge inflow of refugees into Germany, there’s a simple question: Where will they live? The...

Emerging Markets Are Innovation Crucibles

The challenging, unpredictable, and often cutthroat competition in emerging markets is literally a world away from the cushy workspaces many companies look to for...

Employee Engagement

VSP Global’s innovation lab (“The Shop”) was created in December, 2012, to innovate with external entrepreneurs and partners. When the company announced it would...

What If Every Kid Got A Computer?

When the BBC recently announced the rollout of a program to give every 11 year old in the U.K. a mini-computing device (the micro:bit), it had...

M&A As An Innovation Tool

As Canadian retailer Couche-Tard begins this spring to change signage at the approximately 2,300 Statoil Fuel & Retail (SFR) locations in Europe it acquired...

Soap Is A Technology

Though the word technology has become synonymous with machines, Unilever’s approach to Dove soap illustrates how innovation goes far beyond delivering gears or code. “Dove...

Transparency As A Product Benefit

“Consumers told us they credit companies that treat them like adults and tell them the truth,” said Deborah Arcoleo, Director, Product Transparency at The...
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The Impetus For Proactive Care

Well known consumer product brands enjoy the benefits of awareness, and suffer the limitations of expectations. It’s why so many innovations are incremental, if...

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A Different Future For The Ford 1,400

Ford plans to fire 1,400 staffers, and many media outlets suggest the move is intended to appease Wall Street by cutting costs (the stock is...

Brands That Dare To Offend

Tiffany, Levis, Intel, and a slew of other brands ran ads recently in support of America’s continued participation in the Paris Agreement on climate change. I wonder...

Technology Has A POV

It’s accepted wisdom that technology is nothing but a neutral tool that has no inherent meaning or effect. It’s also not true. Consider information technology:...