Abby Finer

Why Innovators Embrace Failure

Despite what you’ve been led to believe, failing is OK. If you’re committed to innovation (and you should be!), you’re dealing with change. You’re adapting rapidly. You’re not going to hit the bullseye every time. Failures might sting, but if you…
Abby Finer

Why Your Company Should Celebrate Intrapreneurs

Savvy businesses know that innovation is key to keeping up with today’s rapid change. Well, making innovation a goal is one thing, but achieving it is another. Innovation is different for every organization, and this is because of the living…
Jesse Mouallek

Why Corporations Need “Coopetition” with Startups

We all remember that line from The Godfather: “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” Now the business world has a handy word for this concept: coopetition, or, the act of cooperating with your competitor. Business frenemies are not…
Sara Koff

The Value of One Good Idea

Everyone wants an innovative company culture, and anyone seeking to build one can turn to any number of resources, from Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Forbes to Kindling’s blog, that offer advice on building a culture of innovation. Yet…
Jared Mabry

Building an Idea-Driven Organization at HCA

In November of 2014, I became the Chief Information Officer for the MidAmerica Division of HCA. At the recommendation of a friend, I picked up a digital copy of The Idea-Driven Organization by Alan G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder on the flight to…
Tim Meaney

Culture, Process, and Tools

It’s easy to sit on a barstool where all three legs are the same length, and difficult to maintain balance if they are not. Similarly, when launching a corporate innovation program, you should look to balance these three fundamental components…
Sara Koff

Invest in People to Grow Your Business

The 2014 Global Innovation Index Report focused on how investment in human capital (“a measure of the economic value of an employee's skill set”) is critical for growth and innovation. In his intro, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General Confederation…