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A Conversation With an Artist, Part Two

By B. Kim Barnes, Barnes & Conti CEO This is the continuation of the conversation I had with Sharon Walsh, a jewelry artist from the area around Donegal in Ireland. With the unique challenges we face, artists like Sharon Walsh

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Change, Risk, Innovation, and Opportunity: A Way to Approach the Pandemic

Nelson Soken, Ph.D, Chief Innovation Strategist During this time, I find myself spending countless hours absorbing information about the pandemic from both a health and an economic standpoint. At times, I am emotionally drained and anxious like many of us;

Posted in Innovation, Pandemic, Risk-Taking

New Article on Risk-Taking and the Social Cost of Innovation

Have you ever wondered why certain innovations that are clearly superior to the technologies already in place take so long to catch on?  Kim Barnes recently wrote an article that discusses the “social cost” of innovation as one of the

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Innovation Article: “The Myth of the Intrapreneur”

Does your organization or workgroup rely on “intrapreneurs”—the lone maverick in your company who comes up with that great idea while swimming against the coroprate tide—to innovate? An article recently published on the Harvard Business Review,  makes a compelling case

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iPhone 6 – a “Do Better” Innovation

There are two fundamental approaches to innovation – “do better” and “do different[ly].” “Do better” can be described as “inside-the-box” innovation, where the innovation is limited by what the organization has done before. “Do different” is, instead, “outside the box,”

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