Cultivating food from the air we breathe: How decades-old NASA technology is still delivering disruptive tech today

By Dan Blacharski | June 29, 2021 |

The “Replicator” machine seen on the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” television series was imagined as a 24th century technology that could create food out of thin air, but the device was not strictly something picked out of the creative brain cells of Gene Roddenberry. The concept was actually considered and researched in the 1960s…

Il Sole 24 Ore and qiibee launch the first book ever made on Blockchain & NFT

By Francesco Pagano | June 23, 2021 |

The first book in the world made on blockchain, the first ‘decentralized’ discussion on leadership, completely shared and co-created with all readers.   “Whatever the CEO decides, even the most forward-thinking and visionary one, he or she will see effects that are potentially devastating for their company, community and the whole world. Everyone is afraid.…

Innovation has many myths and misconceptions associated with it

21 Common Innovation Myths & Misconceptions Debunked

By Jesse Nieminen | June 23, 2021 |

As all of us working on innovation know, it’s quite an opaque topic that many innovators and organizations don’t talk about openly. As a result, innovation is an area that’s fraught with many common myths and misconceptions. That’s unfortunate, because those less experienced in innovation often end up going about it all wrong, and as…

Should Innovation Be Part of Everyone’s Job?

By Braden Kelley | June 23, 2021 |

EPISODE SEVEN – Ask the Consultant Live from the Innovation Studio comes EPISODE SEVEN of a new ‘Ask the Consultant’ series of short form videos. EPISODE SEVEN seeks to answer a strategic question that many innovation leaders struggle with: “Is innovation everyone’s job?” Should it be? Can it be? Check out the video here: Innovation…

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Let’s Settle the Debate – Innovation Both Is & Is Not Everyone’s Job

By Anthony Mills | June 23, 2021 |

The Debate There’s an insidious debate that’s bounced around for probably the better part of twenty years now.  It’s the debate of whether or not ‘innovation is everyone’s job’. Some think that ‘innovation is everyone’s job’ because we have to bring the entire organization into the grand practice of innovation and engage them in finding…

How to Win in the Disruptive Economy: A New Playbook for Success

By Greg Heist | June 4, 2021 |

Leo Tilman and Charles Jacoby write in their book Agility: How to Navigate the Unknown and Seize Opportunity in a World of Disruption, “In today’s fast-changing environment, every company, no matter how large and powerful, should consider itself but one asteroid away from oblivion”. Our reality is this: we are in a new, turbulent normal…


By Janet Sernack | May 18, 2021 |

In a recent article “Organizing for the future: Nine keys to becoming a future-ready company” McKinsey and Co, suggested that the Covid-19 pandemic has added to the pressure to change that has been growing for many years, which is now at a tipping point. Where the most forward-looking leaders and teams see a larger opportunity…

Bonus Insights from Mauro Porcini – PepsiCo’s First Chief Design Officer

By Braden Kelley | May 14, 2021 |

A month ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Mauro Porcini, SVP & Chief Design Officer at PepsiCo, a multi-billion-dollar American corporation with more than 250,000 employees. It is the second largest food and beverage company in the world, and the largest in North America. The first part of this interview focused on…

The Business Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed: A Customer Problem Statement

By Soren Kaplan | May 14, 2021 |

Do you know what matters most to your customers? If you aren’t living and breathing the problems your customers face every day, you will likely be unable to empathize with their needs, and providing meaningful innovation to address them.   For the past 25 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of groups across dozens of big…

EPISODE FIVE – Ask the Consultant – What is design thinking?

By Braden Kelley | April 20, 2021 |

Live from the Innovation Studio comes EPISODE FIVE of a new ‘Ask the Consultant’ series of short form videos. EPISODE FIVE aims to answer a question that many people struggle to answer or accurately discuss: “What is design thinking?” Design Thinking is often misunderstood and sometimes even maligned because too many people think it is…