Special Edition 2020: Innovation Matters More

This year, innovation teams have faced unprecedented changes, navigating pivots with constrained resources. With those changes in mind, we wanted to put together a special edition of Innovation Leader—one that looks ahead to all kinds of new approaches to making change inside established organizations. We asked a wide range of contributors to write something that would highlight what is changing and be helpful to our readership. 

Stories in this issue include: 

  • How are Innovation Labs in Silicon Valley Changing? by Paul Campbell
  • What are the Best Ways to Facilitate Virtual Learning? by Nancy Tennant
  • Why Did AI as a Capability Just Get More Important? by Karim Lakhani
  • Does Your C-Suite Still Need to Live in the Same City? by Hugh Molotsi
  • What is the Future of the Job Search? by Nada Usina
  • Will Coronavirus be the Tipping Point for Virtual Reality? by Vicki Dobbs Beck

Members can access the full issue by clicking the cover on the left. This issue is also available on Amazon as a Kindle e-book.

Web Only Content

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    Do Companies Still Need a Headquarters?

    2020-10-02T13:00:00+01:00By George Krasadakis, Product Architect & Innovation Leader

    In this new era of the online workforce, corporate office space is becoming a scalable, adaptive service. ”Even the most conservative business leaders have started to realize that a distributed, online workforce is both feasible and appealing,” writes product architect and author George Krasadakis.

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    What is the Future of Live Entertainment?

    2020-09-11T13:00:00+01:00By Lauren Xandra, Vice President, Strategic Growth, National Research Group

    Time spent streaming is up 60 percent since the start of the pandemic. But this not to say that digital will replace the physical. What’s the future of live entertainment?

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    What is the Future of Theme Park Vacations?

    2020-09-04T13:30:00+01:00By Algernon Callier, VP of Business Development, and Former VP Strategic Innovation & Emerging Tech, Universal Parks & Resorts

    Temperature screenings and face coverings are now part of the park experience. So what elements of the theme park vacation will remain forever changed? What will bounce back? 

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Fall 2019

Why We Give Out an ‘Epic Fail Award’ to Employees

Mike Proulx, Chief Innovation Officer at Hill Holliday, shares why the ad agency he works for gives out an “Epic Fail Award” every year, and how it has impacted the way the organization thinks about success and failure. 

Spring 2018

Office Hours with Clay Christensen

In the first part of our three-part web series, we asked member-submitted questions to Clay Christensen, author of “The Innovator’s Dilemma” and Harvard Business School professor.

Winter 2017

Inside Home Depot’s Lab at Georgia Tech

Home Depot opened a site to connect with Georgia Tech students and explore technologies that could impact how people shop and associates work.

Spring 2019

Top 15 Global Hotspots for Corporate Innovation

For our list of the top cities for corporate innovation around the world, we examined an array of factors that create a constructive context for big companies that want to engage in ecosystems outside of their home turf.

Fall 2017

CEOs & Innovation: Four Archetypes

From the Fall 2017 issue of Innovation Leader’s magazine, this one-pager captures the different kinds of CEO personalities when it comes to innovation, including the Visionary, the Cheerleader, and the Advocate. 

Fall 2016

Lessons from Airbus’ Foray into 3D-Printed Motorcycles

Heads turned when the the $70.5 billion aerospace giant Airbus Group introduced the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle. Find out why Airbus brought the bike to market.

Fall 2018

Innovating in Physical & Digital Realms at Hasbro

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. Read our three part interview…

Spring 2017

Top 10 Cities for Corporate Innovation

Companies once believed that the best innovation environment was an isolated campus. But now, the urban appeal continues to grow. Here’s our list of the top cities for corporate innovation in North America.

Spring 2016

How Elon Musk Builds Organizations That Can Achieve Anything

We talk to Ashlee Vance, author of a book about Musk, about how the founder of SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity hires people, battles bureaucracy, and dispatches problems fast.