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Innovate, Collaborate, and Play Minecraft

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I recently had the opportunity to talk with Pontus Westerberg, program officer at UN-Habitat, about the non-profit Block by Block program that leverages the best-selling video game Minecraft for public space planning by engaging local community members. The global accomplishments of Block by Block…

Nike, Microsoft, and the NFL Tackle Innovation

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What do Nike, SG Helmets, and Microsoft have in common? They are driving innovation in the products used by players and coaches in the National Football League (NFL). Although the game itself hasn’t changed dramatically over the years, today’s players in the NFL can play in greater comfort and…

Killer Instincts in Product Development

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It might seem harsh to talk about killing potential new products before they launch. Killing them before they go to market means they never get a chance to be the next "big thing." But the reality is that organizations with the ability to make those tough decisions tend to have greater success…

Don't Get Squished Under the Wheels of Innovation

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Heads up! The wheels of innovation keep on rolling, and you don't want to get caught under your competitors' wheels. One of the best ways to avoid getting run over is to look both ways before you cross the street. When you can see what is coming, you can make a more informed decision about your…