Innovation Requires Asking the Right Questions

A More Beautiful Question

Strategy& (formerly Boos & Co, now a division of PWC) blog, “Strategy+Business” has a review of Warren Berger’s new book A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas (Bloomsbury, 2014).  Berger illustrates the role of questions in spurring creativity and shows that it’s more important to ask the right questions. “The old, […]

Adjusting to Incremental Innovation Portfolios: Avoiding the Erosion of Company Profits and Market Position

Increments

As companies prioritize incremental innovations over new products innovation managers need to adjust their innovation portfolio management and adopt new tools

How Patent Reform Will Force Changes to R&D Management

Patent Reform Will Force Changes to R&D and New Product Development (NPD) Management The America Invents Act of 2011, commonly known as Patent Reform, is going to force a fundamental change to the way that US based CEOs make decisions about new products and innovation.  Planning for patent reform is an increasingly important topic for […]

Product Portfolio Management Benchmark Study by Planview

The 3rdProduct Portfolio Management Benchmark Study conducted by Appleseed Partners and OpenSky Research, and sponsored by Planview is now available.  This year, 320 product development executives and managers participated in the online survey on the state of product portfolio management. Here are just a few of the many illuminating stats gathered from respondents: For the third […]

A Company Who’s Competitive Advantage is Technology Strategy

InterDigital

From Engadget:  This interview with InterDigital’s Bill Merritt on patents and developing standards development spends a significant amount of time on the charges that InterDigital is a patent trolls and has unfair royalty practices. However, reading Mr. Merrit also summarizes the immense competitive advantage InterDigital captures from their technology strategy.

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