The Innovation Blog

Innovation at Ground Zero

Posted by Creative Realities on August 26, 2011

Last night I watched the amazing Discovery Channel documentary Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero chronicling the reconstruction of the World Trade Center after the tragedy of 9/11. The show is an awe inspiring mix of engineering marvels, construction complexity, and a healing nation. The documentary, directed by Steven Spielberg, chronicles the entire span of the project, from the initial visions of the architects, to the planning and coordination of the supervisors, to the steel, concrete, and iron workers erecting the skyscraper at jaw-dropping heights.  The new World Trade center is designed to be both a memorial honoring the past, and a beacon of hope looking toward America's future. No matter what project you are working on, there are some impressive takeaways you can apply to your own work.      

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Topics: Design, Chris Dolan, culture, Innovation, implementation, execution

‘Hunting’ for a different way to approach your innovation challenges?

Posted by Creative Realities on July 11, 2011

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Topics: creativity, culture, Sarah Feloney, training, skills, Innovation, strategy

Global Innovation. It's 5 O'clock somewhere

Posted by Creative Realities on June 20, 2011

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Topics: Jay Terwilliger, culture, Creating an Innovation Team, Collaboration, 9 Critical Success Factors, breakthrough innovation

Tony Hsieh: Culture is King at Zappos

Posted by Creative Realities on June 16, 2011

Culture is king at Zappos.  Last week at the World Innovation Forum, Tony Hsieh told the audience that there are five things Zappos does to build and cultivate their unique company culture focused on customer service.

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Topics: Chris Dolan, culture, Collaboration, leadership