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Innovation groups often get created by fiat, before they’ve developed a strategy. And many companies have existing R&D or product development organizations that would benefit from fresh thinking about their mission.

Whether you’re laying out strategy for the first time, or as part of an update process, our coverage allows you to learn from veterans of innovation and R&D roles. A good resource to start with is our report on "Innovation, Agility, and Openness," published in collaboration with KPMG, which includes qualitative data on openness to outside trends, agility, and investment in internal versus external innovation.

Research Report

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The New Imperatives: Innovation, Agility & Openness

For some, the period between March 2020 and March 2021 may have been a time in which innovation accelerated. But for other companies, spending a year or more in “fast twitch” responsive mode, versus planning for future growth, may have created an innovation deficit. Get data about how 250+ of your peers are responding.

Audio & Video Resources

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Ideas Aren’t Enough. What’s Your Innovation ROI?

In this Master Class replay, Suzan Briganti and Mary Ann Bianco of Swarm Vision discuss the importance of delivering measurable results through innovation and examine the mindsets of consistently successful innovators around the world. 

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Podcast: Who are the Unsung Persistent Innovators?

In this bonus episode of the Persistent Innovators miniseries, InnoLead covers six more persistent innovators in various industries – including food and beverage, manufacturing, and telecom.

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Podcast: What Makes Novartis a Persistent Innovator?

In the fourth and final episode of the “Persistent Innovators” miniseries, Wade Roush dives into Novartis, the Switzerland-based healthcare company, to explore how long-term innovation can thrive in the world of pharmaceuticals. 

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Podcast: What Makes LEGO a Persistent Innovator?

Through the power of the simple, yet famous, LEGO brick, the LEGO company built an international phenomenon that includes theme parks, hundreds of storefronts, and a feature film franchise. However– the path to LEGO’s success wasn’t always so linear. In the latest installment of the “Persistent Innovators” miniseries, Wade Roush takes listeners through the innovative highs and plummeting lows of one of the most well-known toy companies in the world. 

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Video: How eSports and New Licensing Structures are Driving Disruption in Sports

Alex Slawsby of InnoLead and Jack Elkins of Sidekick Innovation discuss how “name image likeness” deals and eSports will impact the future of college and pro sports.

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Video: How NFTs and Mobile-First Content are Changing the Sports World

Alex Slawsby of InnoLead and Jack Elkins of SideKick Innovation sit down to discuss how mobile-first content consumption, online betting, and non-fungible tokens are impacting the world of professional sports.

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Podcast: What Makes Disney a Persistent Innovator?

With an innovative streaming project in Disney+, multiple award-winning film franchises, and some of the most well-known theme parks on the planet, The Walt Disney Co. is deeply ingrained in American culture – and deeply ingrained in the realm of innovation. How has Disney sustained long-term success, and become a model for other companies? Wade Roush tackles that question and more in the second episode of our Persistent Innovators miniseries.

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Podcast: What Makes Apple a Persistent Innovator?

Apple has set the pace for the tech sector for decades, from the original Apple I personal computer to the modern-day iPhone. In the first episode of our “Persistent Innovators” podcast miniseries, Wade Roush takes a deep dive into Apple, the first company in the world to attain a $3 trillion market capitalization, to find out what has kept it on the cutting edge — despite occasional setbacks and leadership changes.

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Sneak Preview of Our Next Podcast Season: The Persistent Innovators

How innovative companies stay that way is the focus of a special series coming soon from Innovation Answered. We’ll be looking at companies like LEGO, Apple, and Disney and asking what makes them so successful, decade after decade, and how they bounce back from challenges.

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Insights from Winners of the 2021 Impact Awards

In this webcast, several winners of our 2021 Impact Awards share tips on how they’ve been making change happen inside their organizations.

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Thou Shalt Create a Brave and Empathetic Culture

In his ninth commandment, Moisés Noreña shares how to create a risk-tolerant culture within a large organization by propagating and rewarding values like bravery and empathy.

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Colaboraràs

En su décimo y último mandamiento, Moisés Noreña comparte su “lista de los 10 mejores” sobre cómo fomentar la colaboración como líder en innovación.

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Crearás una Cultura Valiente y Empática

En su noveno mandamiento, Moisés Noreña comparte cómo crear una cultura tolerante al riesgo dentro de una gran organización mediante la propagación y recompensa de valores como la valentía y la empatía.