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Hasbro Interview, Part 2: CEO Brian Goldner on Idea Generation & How Innovation is Structured

In the decade since Hasbro Chairman and CEO Brian Goldner took charge, the company has begun to take a “digital-first” approach to everything it does. That approach, informed by consumer insights data and customized “blueprints” that guide each of its brands, is helping the $5.21 billion company weather one of the most tumultuous retail landscapes in recent history. We spoke recently with Goldner about how Hasbro is navigating the changing retail landscape; initiatives like company-wide idea fairs and Quick Strike; managing Wall Street’s expectations; and why changing things as fast as the market needs you to change can often run counter to human nature. Part two of three…

Exclusive Book Excerpt: How Companies like Quicken Loans, Intuit, and Atlassian are Reaping the Benefits of ‘Intrapreneurial Time’

“Giving employees time and freedom to work on their own ideas makes great business sense,” write Hugh Molotsi and Jeff Zias in the forthcoming book “The Intrapreneur’s Journey.” But how do you make it effectively in an organization with lots of busy people? Molotsi and Zias explain in this exclusive excerpt.

How Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner is Building a Company that Can Innovate in the Physical and Digital Realms (Part 1)

In the decade since Hasbro Chairman and CEO Brian Goldner took charge, the company has begun to take a “digital-first” approach to everything it does. That approach, informed by consumer insights data and customized “blueprints” that guide each of its brands, is helping the $5.21 billion company weather one of the most tumultuous retail landscapes in recent history. We spoke recently with Goldner about how Hasbro is navigating the changing retail landscape; initiatives like company-wide idea fairs and Quick Strike; managing Wall Street’s expectations; and why changing things as fast as the market needs you to change can often run counter to human nature. Part one of three…

Digital Transformation as a Team Sport: Advice from Former Pirelli and Mondelez Exec Marcelo De Santis

According to former Chief Innovation Officer Marcelo De Santis, digital transformation is a “team sport” that requires buy-in across a large company. In a recent interview, he discussed his experiences with digital transformation, the importance of organizational relationships, and creating a space for experimentation at large companies.

IL Live Call Replay: Your Innovation Questions Answered

In our most recent live call, we had our members ask us anything they had on their minds. We explored our Blueprints for Innovation Executives report, best practices for building a successful innovation incubator, and how to build networks of champions. HYPE Innovation’s Jennifer Dunn and Scott Kirsner from Innovation Leader answered questions during the session.

New Resource: Where Does Innovation Fit and Who Should It Report To?

The composition of an innovation team — and where it sits in the organization — is as important to driving successful innovations as the innovation strategy itself. Former Keurig Green Mountain VP Rachael Schwartz lays out the pros and cons of several different org structures in our newest downloadable resource.

Video: How Big Companies are Using Indiegogo Enterprise

How can companies find out what customers actually want? Indiegogo Enterprise allows brands to test products with consumers and get their feedback on the experience. Gwen Nguyen, vice president of Indiegogo Enterprise, talks about how companies can harvest the power of crowdsourcing in this video.

Leveraging the Power of Crowds to Enhance Design Thinking

Crowdsourcing should take place before a design session, contends Pfizer exec Daniel Seewald. In fact, it can be the difference between a mediocre session and a high impact one. Seewald explains the three ways that crowdsourcing can be helpful…

IL Master Class: Storytelling Skills for Innovators

Stories can entertain, advance ideas and values, win resources, and cut through media clutter. But storytelling can also be a capability that helps organizations navigate treacherous waters. Our latest IL Master Class on innovation storytelling featured noted author Evan I. Schwartz, Director of Storytelling at Innosight, the growth strategy consulting firm. Here’s the complete replay.

How the I-Team is Working to Amplify Civic Innovation in Los Angeles

Launched in 2015, the i-team is working on ambitious projects, from working with the Los Angeles Police Department improve its recruiting process to helping city residents to stay in rental homes and apartments as their neighborhoods gentrify. We talk with Amanda Daflos, its director, about what they’ve achieved so far and how they measure progress.