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    The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)

    by Wolcott and Lippitz on January 25, 2012

    Our latest posting at InnovationExcellence.Com is a case study of a different kind of innovation community, helping organizations that support entrepreneurship in the developing world improve their effectiveness by learning from each other.

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    The Kellogg Innovation Network

    by lippitz on January 18, 2012

    Our friend and colleague Mike Collins posted an excellent, concise description of the Kellogg Innovation Network and how it fosters mutual learning.

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    Innovation Communities Research

    by Wolcott and Lippitz on December 1, 2011

    Rob and Mike were interviewed by InnovationExcellence.com about their current research. “INets,” as we call them, build innovation capabilities and foster action through mutual learning and support. They are characterized by a sense of community built around people with common interests but diverse perspectives and objectives.

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    Cargill’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Approach

    by lippitz on December 14, 2010

    In today’s posting at Benzinga.com, we complete our tour of corporate entrepreneurship examples with Cargill’s Emerging Business Accelerator   Cargill has created several new businesses out of this effort, some of which were sold while others were integrated into the corporation.   While Cargill’s status as a private company give it greater flexibility to invest in longer-term business […]

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    Cisco’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Approach

    by Wolcott and Lippitz on December 1, 2010

    In today’s posting on Benzinga.com, we describe how Cisco leveraged the entrepreneurs within its midst from acquired companies to supercharge their efforts to create significant new buinesses, using the Producer Model of Corporate Entrepreneurship.

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    BP Office of the CTO Corporate Entrpreneurship Approach

    by Wolcott and Lippitz on November 22, 2010

    In our most recent posting at Benzinga.com, we describe how the BP Office of the CTO designed and implemented an organization designed to enhance innovation among various business units….with a very small budget and no formal authority.

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    DuPont Corporate Entrepreneurship Approach

    by Wolcott and Lippitz on October 29, 2010

    In today’s post on Benzinga.com, we describe how DuPont became one of the first major US companies to undertake a deliberate corporate entrepreneurships program focused on organic growth.  In doing so, they were in the vanguard in developing what we call the Advocate Model of corporate entrepreneurship.

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    Whirlpool Corporate Entrepreneurship Approach

    by Wolcott and Lippitz on October 13, 2010

    In today’s post on Benzinga.com, we describe the decade-long effort undertaken by Whirlpool–at the direction of it’s CEO–to create an “innovation culture” and implement Enabler Model processes.

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    Zimmer and Google Corporate Entrepreneurship Approaches

    by Wolcott and Lippitz on September 29, 2010

    In our last two postings at Benzinga, we describe how Zimmer makes the Opportunist Model of Corporate Entrepreneurship work and how Google has implemented Enabler Model processes.

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    Keynote, Innovation Network Conference

    by editor on September 7, 2010

    September 1 and 2, 2010 Fundação Dom Cabral, Belo Horizonte and San Carlos, Minas Gerais, Brazil Wolcott

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    World Business Dialogue

    by editor on September 7, 2010

    Speech by Robert Wolcott: March 17, 2010 In 2009 and 2010, Dr. Wolcott keynoted the largest student-organized business-focused conference in Europe, the World Business Dialogue in Cologne, Germany. During his session, he asked everyone to consider how the insights of business research, particularly those of innovation, should impact the ways they live their lives. The […]

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    Corporate Incubators and New Business Creation

    by Wolcott and Lippitz on September 1, 2010

    We began posting today to a new website, Benzinga, aimed at active stock traders.  Over the course of the next several weeks, we will be describing the corporate entrepreneurship structures of  individual companies profiled in Grow From Within….so look for their stock prices to bounce!

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    Creating a Culture of Innovation

    by Wolcott and Lippitz on August 11, 2010

    Rob Wolcott teamed with KIN sponsor Jørn Bang Andersen to articulate insights on innovation culture gleaned from the Kellogg Innovation Network, published as the cover story in The Human Factor, a leading Indian business magazine.  They key lessons are: 1. Nurture a sense of purpose 2. Operate as an ethical alternative 3. Celebrate smart failures […]

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    Need Help Innovating Inside Big-Fat-Slow Organizations?

    by Wolcott and Lippitz on July 9, 2010

    We’re very pleased with a great review of Grow From Within by Dean DeBiase of Reboot Partners, with a summary of some of the key take-aways.

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    The Producer Model of Corporate Entrepreneurship

    by Wolcott and Lippitz on June 3, 2010

    In a posting at Fast Company today, we explain the Producer Model of Corporate Entrepreneurship, in which a dedicated innovation group is well-funded so that it can pursue new businesses independently.  This “skunk works” approach is popular in the innovation literature, but such groups can become isolated if not managed correctly.  This is the last of […]

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