innovation

Jim Whitehurst's big idea: Effective leaders must operate as catalysts

Ron Wilder and Jim Whitehurst at Big Idea Forum
Every year, Marbles in downtown Raleigh holds their annual Big Idea Forum. The lunchtime discussion aims to highlight ways corporate and community...Read more

Software patents make front page of New York Times

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This morning the New York Times published a front-page story on software patents. My wife got to the paper before I did, and as I got coffee she told...Read more

Improving healthcare innovation with MedStartr

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MedStartr is a new way to fund healthcare initiatives—think Kickstarter for doctors, patients, and what ails them. It's headed up by Mike Pence and...Read more

What to do about the "patent troll" problem

Patent troll
A new report titled An Overview of the "Patent Trolls" Debate [PDF] is a balanced but ultimately devastating indictment of "patent trolls." It was...Read more

Upcoming global discussion on open government, big data, and innovation

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The Gigabit City Summit is set to host a diverse, dynamic range of speakers on the topics of open government, big data, and innovation on Tuesday,...Read more

Can governments crowdsource their brand?

Can governments crowdsource their brand?
A recent poll asked about brand practices for cities and city governments . While the results are still coming in, it's clear that citizens want to...Read more

Should your local government conduct an annual brand survey?

Can governments crowdsource their brand?
A recent poll asked about brand practices for cities and city governments . While the results are still coming in, it's clear that citizens want to be included in this process. Having an open, well-documented process is critical to achieving consensus. But what about the power of crowdsourcing? Should local governments leverage the power of their citizens and tap into public perception of their city?Read more

The end of performance management (as we know it)

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Statoil is a Norwegian energy company with 21,000 employees in 36 countries. On Fortune, the company ranked in 2011 #1 in Social Responsibility and #...Read more