Category Archives: Global Innovation

What do you need to innovate? Freedom! Yes, freedom.

We love talking about nurturing a culture of innovation; yet, our list of practical measures to promote entrepreneurial spirit is depressingly short. For this reason, I’ve set out to create a list of specific corporate policies that organizations may try in … Continue reading

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The dawn of the “craft economy”?

In a 2012 Harvard Business Review article, Maxwell Wessel made an interesting point. He argued that the corporate scale had ceased providing large companies with the same competitive advantage as it used to in the past. Being bigger doesn’t guarantee … Continue reading

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Is Religion an Obstacle to Innovation?

In a recent piece, The Economist touched upon an interesting topic: the link between religion and innovation. The piece refers to a study, “Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth,” published by America’s National Bureau of Economic Research, … Continue reading

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Do you know the age of your child? (Toward the biomarkers of childhood)

How often, when taking an over-the-counter drug, did you read the following note on the label: “adults and children 12 years of age and over: one tablet; children under 12 years of age: ask a doctor”? Pretty often, I guess. And … Continue reading

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Innovativeness=Competitiveness

The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15 is out. It’s described as an assessment of the “competitiveness of 144 economies based on 12 “pillars” which include institutions, infrastructure, health and education, labor market efficiency, technological readiness, innovation and business sophistication.” Here is … Continue reading

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No Change On The Top Of Innovation Olympus

Recently, I wrote about the annual 2013 Global Innovation Index (GII 2013), composed by Cornell University, European Institute of Business Administration and World Intellectual Property Organization, that ranked 142 world countries’ innovation capabilities and achievements. I made a curious observation that … Continue reading

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Want to be more innovative? Live in a free country!

Last year, a consortium composed of Cornell University, European Institute of Business Administration and World Intellectual Property Organization unveiled the annual 2013 Global Innovation Index. It ranked the innovation capabilities of 142 countries by using 84 indicators, which included, among others, the quality of … Continue reading

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