The “Culture of Innovation” Advantage
June 10 | James Gregory, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Culture of innovation is a powerful driving force for corporations. The bigger picture, however, is that when the culture of innovation is measured consistently with other descriptive attributes, the results can reliably predict the cash flow multiple. The clear implications are that managers who need to justify and provide accountability for their budgets have a new tool to measure, value, and manage return on investment for intangible assets.
Goodwill vs. Intangible Assets — A Lesson Learnt from a Recent $15 Billion Write Down
May 17 | James Gregory, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Edgar Baum, Founder & CEO, Avasta Incorporated | Comments (0)
Goodwill on the balance sheet isn’t good enough. Until a better, more transparent accounting, or fair value method replaces goodwill, intangible assets will remain impossible to manage and unaccountable to shareholders. Not providing transparency will have consequences such as significant write-downs ($15 billion write-down for the acquisition of Kraft) of brands and restatements of financial reports.
What The Conference Board’s C-Suite Challenge Means for Innovation Leaders
February 27 | John Metselaar, Program Director and Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Rita Shor, Program Director, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
This year’s C-Suite Challenge painted a clear picture of how corporations’ most senior executives see the future, and what priorities and interventions are required to succeed in it. We have been looking at the insights through an Innovation & Productivity lens to help Innovation leaders best influence the priorities and efforts ahead.
The Top Five Things I Learned at the 2018 Lisboa Web Summit
February 13 | John Metselaar, Program Director and Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
"Save the web: technology should serve humanity, not undermine its core values and institutions" is just one of John Metselaar's takeaways from this year's Lisbon Web Summit. As more than half the world's population becomes digitally connected, industry, governments, citizens and academia need to work together to keep the "digital peace."
How Silicon Valley Works…Ecosystems Breaking Traditions for Transformations
December 19 | Victor Assad, CEO, Strategic Human Resources Consulting | Comments (0)
Despite not understanding how Silicon Valley works, hundreds of corporations have started Silicon Valley innovation labs because they know that digitization is rapidly changing everything, and their corporate cultures are too siloed, insular, slow to accept, slow to use, and slow to commercialize the innovation they desperately need to survive.
Innovation Practitioner Insights: Alex Goryachev of Cisco on Seven Common Mistakes Companies Make Trying to Build a Culture of Innovation
November 07 | Joan Greco, Program Director, Innovation Master Class, Customer Experience Conference, and Women's Leadership Conference, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Alex Goryachev, Cisco System’s Director, Innovation Strategy and Programs, shares the most common mistakes he has seen at companies working to build a culture of innovation. The key concept tying together Goryachev’s observations: the need to focus on the people innovating, not the “innovations” themselves. Goryachev will be speaking at The Conference Board Innovation Master Class this December in Palo Alto.
Innovation Practitioner Insights: Maureen Rinkunas of DowDuPont on Creating a “Startup Culture”
October 01 | Joan Greco, Program Director, Innovation Master Class, Customer Experience Conference, and Women's Leadership Conference, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
At the upcoming Innovation Master Class, taking place in Palo Alto December 6-7, 2018, Maureen Rinkunas, Innovation Systems Designer, Specialty Products Division at DowDuPont will be speaking on Thinking Like a Startup – Lessons from Accelerating 100+ Companies. She will be sharing insights gained from having coached over a hundred companies at a startup accelerator, and from bringing that startup thinking to DowDupont.
A Culture of Innovation Drives Corporate Value
July 20 | James Gregory, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
There are many and varied definitions of the word innovation. The word often conjures up visions of scientists in white lab coats holding clipboards, but the most successful innovations that drive business results are often small and incremental cultural innovations rather than dramatic large-scale R&D endeavors.