Kellogg on Corporate Innovation

Kellogg aims to help business leaders stay on the cutting edge by challenging the norm in order to produce truly innovative products, services and processes that create lasting value. From startups, to middle-market companies and corporations, Kellogg faculty share thought leadership on what it takes to ignite innovation, and maintain that momentum.
Kellogg professor Robert C. Wolcott on technology convergence and the future of business.

Distributed X, Technology Convergence and the Future of Business

Distributed X Transforms the World. As master of ceremonies, Professor Robert C. Wolcott has never formally presented during KIN Global before. He'll share thoughts about fundamental dynamics transforming value relationships across industries and geographies.
Kellogg alumna Bridgette Heller '85 on growing through corporate innovation

Growing through corporate innovation

When it comes to growing a new business within a larger company, you have to focus on people, processes and goals, says Bridgette Heller '85.

The First Eighteen Months

An interview with Professor Robert C. Wolcott about surviving as a corporate innovator.

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How to Achieve Focused Growth

An interview with Sanjay Khosla and Mohan Sawhney about their new book, Fewer, Bigger, Bolder.
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Built to scale

Executives at middle-market companies must build the right organizational capabilities to combat the limitations that accompany the pursuit of long-term growth. Embracing the mindset to scale and making an enterprise-wide commitment to innovation are critical components of a successful strategy.

The matchmakers

Kellogg Professor Tom Kuczmarski and alumnus Luke Tanen ’14 work to change how innovation happens through the Innovators Connection

Interactive: Growing the med tech industry

Use this interactive infographic to explore how the FDA approves medical devices, then meet Kellogg alumni — from doctors to incubators to angel investors — working to grow the market.

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    Tracing the links between basic research and real-world applications

    Article by Professor Benjamin Jones discusses how much marketplace innovations are linked to actual scientific research. Because there is a large investment in academic centers, government labs and other facilities, there is an ongoing debate over the value of basic research and the practical application of it.

    The Conversation, 10 Aug 2017

    Ford's Mustang Has a Problem: The New Mustang

    Article discusses the sales slump of Ford automobiles, noting that Mustang buyers tend to wait for the launch of the newest model. “The Holy Grail is to do away with releases completely,” said Professor Mohanbir Sawhney. Companies like Tesla have smoothed sales volatility by constantly updating their products remotely, he said.

    Bloomberg, 04 Aug 2017

    Why Women Over 50 Make Better Entrepreneurs

    Article discusses the five main reasons why middle-aged women are at a time in their lives that’s ready for innovation and entrepreneurship. The article cites research by Professor Benjamin Jones, noting that people are truly becoming more innovative at older ages.

    Huffington Post, 01 Aug 2017

    Laziness, Technology And Brain Scanning A Billion People: A Conversation With David Krakauer

    Article by Professor Robert Wolcott recaps a conversation between Wolcott and David Krakauer, the CEO of the Santa Fe Institute and an evolutionary geneticist. The two covered a wide range of topics, including the changing human experience in this century and ethical issues posed by technology such as privacy.

    Forbes, 31 Jul 2017

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