26 Oct '11, 6pm

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How well does big business innovate to meet real needs, as opposed to creating demand through advertising for minor variations of existing products? What is more typical: The radical innovation that led to the iPhone or a new cereal formulation? And which type of activity are most businesses good at? For Peter Drucker, "Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things." And that’s where the problem begins: We need a new generation of “virtuous cycles,” ones that start with Drucker’s definition of effectiveness and reinforces positive choices and the associated benefits to customers and society. Real Innovation Opportunities: Where to look Why are we not seeing more breakthroughs? As someone who actively attends “innovation summits,” I often end up questioning why so much investment is being funneled into figuring out where the opportunities exist? ...

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