Blog entries tagged with 'Innovation'

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Selective Forgetting
By: Sydney Finkelstein Posted: May 11th, 2016

Professor Vijay Govindarajan shares some life lessons in this Q&A

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Thought Leaders are Everywhere – How Passionate Teaching Makes the Difference at Tuck
By: Michelle Massa Posted: Jun 4th, 2015

Tuck is distinctive among the world's top business schools by combining thought leadership with passionate teaching – in an environment that inspires.

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Open-Mindedness: A Critical Trait for Becoming a Better Leader
By: Sydney Finkelstein, Associate Dean for Executive Education Posted: Apr 20th, 2015

"Fundamentalism is one of the most dangerous things you can have, in any walk of life.  I want people to really question, challenge, and debate." -Sydney Finkelstein, Associate Dean for Executive Education

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Innovation Ecosystems – Managing the External Environment for Innovation Success
By: iedp | Ideas for Leaders Posted: Mar 31st, 2015

Ron Adner, professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at Tuck School of Business, accepts that it is a cliché but no less true for all that, “everything is becoming more connected”.

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Tuck Strategists: Andrew King
By: Kirk Kardashian, Tuck School of Business Posted: Feb 24th, 2015

Professor Andrew King's research shows that preparing to enter new product markets may not be as disruptive as you think

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Tuck Strategists: Ron Adner
By: Kirk Kardashian, Tuck School of Business Posted: Feb 24th, 2015

Professor Ron Adner explores how ecosystems allow companies’ strategies to thrive.

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Tuck Strategists: Vijay Govindarajan
By: Kirk Kardashian, Tuck School of Business Posted: Jan 20th, 2015

“Finding creative ways to move up in life requires innovative thinking. The only way to succeed is innovation.” - Professor Vijay Govindarajan

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Leveraging Social Networks to Drive Collaboration and Improve Execution
By: Carolyn Clinton, Program Design & Development Manager, Tuck School of Business Posted: Oct 8th, 2014

As part of a learning initiative with a custom client, Tuck Professors Pino Audia and Adam Kleinbaum designed, administered, and analyzed a network survey completed by over 1,000 directors and managers at the company.

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Innovation: Having a Great Idea Will No Longer Be Enough
By: Tuck School of Business Communications Posted: Mar 21st, 2014

Professor Ron Adner sees a future where to be innovative, a firm must also be collaborative and consider the entire business ecosystem.

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Tuck School of Business Professors Ranked in 2013 Thinkers50
By: Sonia Pargells, Michelle Massa, Tuck School of Business Posted: Nov 12th, 2013

We are proud to announce that four professors from the Tuck School of Business are ranked in the top-50 for management and business thought leadership, and one new addition to their ‘On the Radar’ list.

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Embracing Innovation to Create a Safer Environment: Q&A with Frederick Douglas, Cosmos Technologies
By: Anita Warren; Getting Ink Done Posted: Sep 24th, 2013

Frederick Douglas, Founder and President of Cosmos Technologies, Inc. shares the Cosmos attitude towards Innovation.  

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Changing the Game: The Innovation Mindset that Defeated Poverty
By: Tuck School of Business Communications Posted: Sep 3rd, 2013

In his recent blog with coauthor, Srikanth Srinivas, Tuck School of Business Professor Vijay Govindarajan (VG) tells the tale of an unexpected innovator.

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How Stella Saved the Farm: A Tale about Making Innovation Happen
By: Tuck Executive Education Posted: Apr 2nd, 2013

Tuck professors Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble have written a new parable on innovation – How Stella Saved the Farm - a fun yet practical read on executing on innovation in the enterprise. How Stella Saved the Farm is a simple story about a farm in trouble, and how it innovates to get out of trouble. It is a light read, but with very serious intent. Grounded in over a decade of research, Stella offers simple, elegant, and practical principles for making innovation happen in any organization.

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The Lack of Infrastructure in India May Lead to Innovation: Interview with Vijay Govindarajan
By: Sayantani Kar, Business Standard Posted: Mar 5th, 2013

In a recent interview with the Business Standard (India), Tuck Professor Vijay Govindarajan (VG) cites several examples of reverse innovation including telecommunications and health care in India.  He explains there is no existing infrastructure to think through in India, so we can think freely. 

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Organizational Immunity - The Silent Killer of Growth and Innovation
By: Phil Barta, Tuck School of Business Posted: Jan 29th, 2013

Does your organization suffer from organizational immunity – the nemesis of change?  Many organizations suffer from what Himanshu Saxena refers to as “False Bliss” in his recent article written for Developing Leaders Magazine

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P&G Innovates on Razor-Thin Margins
By: Vijay Govindarajan Posted: Apr 27th, 2012

In this blog post on, VG illuminates a reverse innovation in action: the razor market in India. Gillette needed to innovate for the very different market needs of low-income Indian consumers compared to U.S. consumers. So they sent a team to India to do ethnographic research and leveraged those findings to create a product that cost just 3% of it's U.S. counterpart's production costs.

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