Welcome to the first edition of iMedi8 – featuring eight great reads, infographics and videos on an industry topic / trend each month. Lately, my research in innovation has led me to some fantastic thought leadership pieces from top consulting minds, academics and brand leaders. Each of the links below have directly contributed to my day job of designing and implementing a scalable, corporate innovation program.
Fascinating study of the drivers behind the top innovators, includes a look at the performance of three types of innovation strategies used by enterprises. This is a link to their 2011 study – you can access the 2012 and previous year’s research as well.
Solid case study of P&G’s strategy to create a new growth factory within its enterprise.
Scott breaks down the pitfalls of isolating corporate innovation initiatives and includes links to additional articles that illustrate the delicate balance of capability-exchange between legacy and disruptive mindsets.
Great interview with Pinnacle Foods CEO, Bob Gamgort where he shares experiences, summarizes key lessons concerning what worked, what didn’t work and why, and describes what it takes to create a successful culture of innovation across a large company.
Brief, insightful look at innovation changes re-shaping the business landscape and offers three practical application strategies for intrapreneurs.
Oldie but goodie 2005 article describes the story behind the launch of IBM’s now infamous Emerging Business Opportunities (EBO) innovation program.
Another classic based on 2008 McKinsey Quarterly piece that asked what stimulating the creativity of animators had in common with developing new product ideas or technology breakthroughs, featuring Pixar’s top Director Brad Bird.
Simple infographic summarizes 6 key principles to building a strong culture of innovation.
I’m always on the lookout for good reads, are there any others you would add? Please share them here.