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15 years of Chicago Innovation: Where the city stands today

Article originally posted in Chicago Tribune Tom Kuczmarski.


One of the handiest words in the world of business is “innovation.” It is right up there with “new and improved” as a shorthand way of describing just about anything. What a disservice to a word that has formed the underpinning of a massive shift in the entire business landscape. And no place is that

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5 Most Common Mistakes Innovators Make When Submitting To Innovation Competitions?

Article originally posted in Killer Innovations Phil McKinney.


Winning innovation competitions or innovation awards can be a major achievement and proof of you and your teams ability to innovate. Which innovation competitions or awards should you submit to? Are there any downsides to submitting and winning a competition or an award? In this weeks show of Killer Innovations, we discuss the structures and thinking behind

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In or out: How should a company source its innovation

Click here for original text: http://tinyurl.com/hdahp3m In banking, as well as any industry, the decision between outsourcing and insourcing innovation is a delicate balance between a company’s internal knowledge, resources, and expertise in innovation vs the incremental cost for acquiring outside knowledge. The main benefit of outsourcing innovation to a consultancy is that it allows an

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What are the 3 things that every organization should do to be truly innovative?

Article originally posted in Killer Innovations Phil McKinney.


It seems that every organization is looking for the secrets to make their teams more innovative. Is it hiring? Or is it office space design? In this weeks Killer Innovations Show, Thomas D. Kuczmarski, president and founder of Kuczmarski Innovation and co-founder (with journalist  Dan Miller) of the Chicago Innovation Awards, shares his thoughts on what

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Meet One Of Chicago’s Top Innovators

For full audio, click here: http://wgnplus.com/2016/04/07/meet-one-of-chicagos-top-innovators/ As the Voice of Chicago Innovation, each week we look for innovators that have set out to re-shape entire industries! Joining us in-studio to talk innovation is, Tom Kuczmarski – adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management, Co-founder of the Chicago Innovation awards and President of Kuczmarski Innovation.  

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This is how you make America great again

For source, click here: http://tinyurl.com/jbjwmca As the presidential campaign heats up, we are hearing plenty of promises from each candidate that they will bring jobs to the American economy and rebuild the middle class. What we are not hearing is a persuasive case for just how that will happen. Hiding in plain sight and providing a

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Let’s Talk About How to Innovate

Click Here For Original Source Published: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 11:53 a.m. Is there a formula, method or secret to innovation? According to Wikipedia, “innovation” is a new idea, more effective device or process. Innovation can be viewed as the application of better solutions to meet new requirements, unarticulated needs or existing market needs. This is

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Dana Barrett: Tech Tuesday Trends

Click Here for Full Text and Audio In the guest chair: This morning on The Dana Barrett Show, Dana had the pleasure of hosting three very successful guests. Steve Barnes, President of Barnes Creative Studios was on to discuss video content and drones. Barnes Creative Studios specializes in 4K aerial drone video, Matterport 3D virtual tours, Virtual

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