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Chicago innovation’s band leader: Tom Kuczmarski

Article originally posted in Crain's | Chicago Business Anne Moore.


Read entire article here Born, raised and educated on the East Coast, Tom Kuczmarski arrived in Chicago with a two-years-and-out plan. That was 36 years ago. Since then he started an innovation consultancy, Kuczmarski & Associates, is in his 32nd year teaching at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, wrote six business books, raised a

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TEACH, CONSULT, INNOVATE, SLEEP, AND REPEAT.

Read entire article here The Life of Tom Kuczmarski and the Creation of the Chicago Innovation Awards’, ‘ Tom Kuczmarski spends every waking moment of his life making sure that tomorrow is far more interesting than today. He’s been a teacher at the Kellogg School of Management for three decades, a seasoned consultant, and an innovator’s innovator. He also

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Innovation Always Trumps Invention

Read the entire article here Invention is often viewed as a source of economic growth. It isn’t. It’s innovation that generates new products, new services, new businesses, and new jobs. As a country we need to be focused on innovation more than ever before. Invention and innovation have been mashed together so thoroughly that it

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Oil and Innovation

Read entire article here It took a sophisticated 75-ton piece of equipment and more than 80 days, but it appears the Gulf oil gusher has been stopped. It is time for innovation to begin. I have written about, taught, and practiced product and service innovation for more than 30 years. The BP (BP) spill in

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Interview with Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder of the Chicago Innovation Awards

Read the entire article here Cristian: Hi Thomas, Welcome to Entrepreneurship Interviews. Tell us a bit about yourself. Tom: I am a senior partner and president of Kuczmarski & Associates, the foremost management consulting firm specializing in accelerating growth through innovation.  I have authored five books and many articles on innovation.  I have also been teaching

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President Obama, Father-in-Chief?

Read entire article here When President Obama leaves a meeting to attend one of his daughters’ soccer games, is he setting a good example for his staff or taking advantage of his position? Are there two codes of conduct—one for leaders and one for underlings? Thomas D. Kuczmarski, who teaches leadership and innovation in the

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Remanufacturing America’s Factory Sector

Read entire article here Ron Bloom could not have picked a better time to start his work as President Barack Obama’s point man on manufacturing policy. I believe the opportunity exists for this nation not only to sustain the manufacturing capacity it has managed to keep, but to restore much of what has been lost.

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Chicago Innovation Awards: A Role Model

Read the entire article here Eight years ago a close colleague and I launched the Chicago Innovation Awards to promote in the Midwest. Since then, I have learned three things from running this program. First, there is a critical need to recognize the work of innovators. Second, Chicago has an incredible breadth of inventive thinking that

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An Innovation Action Plan for Obama

Read the entire article here President Barack Obama has jumped in with both feet to pull the economy and financial markets out of their sickening drop. At his urging, Congress has enacted a record economic stimulus plan. Obama has put together plans to rescue the nation’s big banks as well as up to 9 million households

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Obama Needs a Secretary of Innovation

Read the article here We are experiencing more than an economic setback. In effect, it’s an economic reset. This requires a reexamination of government, too. As President Barack Obama begins the hard work of running his new Administration and the country, I suggest that he include a new position in his Cabinet designed to sharpen the

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