Audio: Advice from Piaggio, Eastern Bank, Thomson Reuters, Autodesk, and Blue Cross Blue Shield

We brought together five corporate innovation leaders at our Network event in Boston earlier this month, and asked them for their best advice on moving the needle — and working collaboratively with business unit and functional colleagues.

As a bonus, we had “scribes” from the firm Collective Next there to take notes on what transpired. Here is there whiteboard drawing (click it to view a larger version), along with some audio clips from the conversation.

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The biggest success story I’ve had in getting colleagues to run experiments and test with customers:

Going where the love is…versus going where the problem is:

What we need to do is keep pulling rabbits out of a hat — doing things nobody expected was possible:

Innovation groups are often trying to solve two problems at one time:

How we use consultants and outside agencies:


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