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We are not out of big ideas: Strategic Innovation at Dent 2017

Gordon and I had the incredible opportunity at Dent 2017 to share our perspective on the current state of innovation, creativity and imagination in our world today. Inspired by an article in The Wall Street Journal that recently claimed that Americans are in an “innovation slump,” and that incremental changes have replaced meaningful advances, we sought to debunk the author’s theory that we are truly out of big ideas. Contrary to the WSJ article, we believe that there is plenty of room for big ideas… Perhaps we are just running low on imagination.
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Unlock Imagination and Creativity and Let Innovation Flourish

“Culture isn’t ONE aspect of the game – it is THE game. In the end, an organization is nothing more than the collective capacity of its people to create value.” - Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., former CEO of IBM and author of Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance. In order to create new value for a company and its clients – it’s essential to design and perpetually optimize an environment that attracts top talent, promotes collaboration, and enables inspiration and creativity.
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Smart, Connected, and Profitable

The Internet of Things (IoT) presents one of the largest trends in the technology industry right now. To stay ahead of competitors, many companies are seeking to shift to a digital strategy and integrate IoT. However, many leaders are simply trying to find their way to ROI through the dark. Based on more than a decade of experience with brands like Philips, Stryker, Whirlpool, Herman Miller, and Milliken, we have put together five key considerations to help you successfully turn IoT into ROI.
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Smart home and smart car blurs at this year's CES and NAIAS

Whether you were at NAIAS, CES, or keeping up with the headlines from afar, I’m sure you were aware that connected cars and autonomous driving stole the spotlight at both influential trade shows this year. One blaring trend I couldn’t help but notice was the overwhelming amount of smart home and personal assistant technology embedded into automobile cockpits - this integration certainly brings new light to IoT innovation.
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C-Suite Talks Big, But Invests Small When it Comes to Innovation

A new study by the firm reveals that while the C-Suite values innovation and recognizes it as integral for the success of the organization, few companies are organized to intentionally drive innovation and allocate resources and investments in order to accelerate the creation of new value.
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Are we truly out of big ideas?

As some argue that we have reached the golden age of innovation, Greg Ip’s recent article, The Economy’s Hidden Problem: We’re Out of Big Ideas, draws our attention to some remaining bright spots of innovation – autonomous driving, healthcare, artificial intelligence. The article points to our unwillingness to accept risk as a key barrier holding us back. I do not believe we are out of big ideas, but I do believe that we need to shift the way we create and allow for new ideas to be imagined and take shape.
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Rise of IOT fuels Twisthink's growth across industries

Twisthink, a product innovation and business strategy consultancy, announces its move to larger offices and the addition of new talent fueled by the continued growth of it client roster. Notable new clients include Medtronic, Magna Electronics and Neogen. With the continued rise of the Internet of Things (IOT), medical technology, automotive electronics, and life-science leaders are turning to Twisthink to help integrate greater connectivity into their business models and products.
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What’s holding back your company’s innovation?

Is your organization struggling with finding a balance between executing the core business and pursuing innovation? If so, you’re not alone. At Twisthink, I hear from companies time and time again that, although they understand the need for innovation, it’s difficult to embed innovative thinking into their company’s culture and processes.
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