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What's an Employee's Role in Innovation?

Let’s say you are an employer who is looking to encourage innovation of ideas among your employees. What would you imagine would be the result of rejecting some employee ideas? 380 more words


Hippie minute with feathers

Wings of imagination


By Frits Ahlefeldt, HikingArtist


Don’t blame crowdsourcing for your own faults

There is a Russian saying: to break into the open door. It describes a situation when someone is trying to solve a problem that simply doesn’t exist. 308 more words


Call for startups : Innovation Meet-Up on Smart Home & Connected Building

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

9:00AM – 12:30PM San Francisco

CONTEXT: Currently, less than 1% of homes employ full “smart” technologies. Google’s $3 billion acquisition of Nest made it clear that Internet-connected hardware in the home was a big opportunity. 300 more words


House of Alva Founder Inspires Entrepreneurship and Service at Berkeley

This past Tuesday Berkeley Women in Business hosted entrepreneur Mudita Tiwari, founder of the House of Alva. This unique female leader came to share her story and inspire entrepreneurship, service, and philanthropy in a new generation of women. 473 more words

Is it time to replace market research with crowdsourcing?

We all know the drill: In order to innovate, you need to know what your customers want. In practice, companies either create marketing departments in house or order market research data from outside. 344 more words


What Innovation Isn't

Last year I was invited to Warwick Business School to talk to a group of MBA and engineering students about that thorny topic of innovation. I thought, What could there possibly be left to say about innovation? 1,959 more words