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Webs of Innovation

B K Ramesh of Dearborn Electronics, India, shares with us his way of managing innovation by finding webs of innovation and ‘hooking’ with it. What are webs of innovation?   A web of innovation is a pattern in which
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On streamlining best practices

The culture of one organization doesn’t work in another, some say. Others feel that best practices can be replicated and there are standard ways of implementing them. We invited G P Sudhakar, consultant, Siemens Communications, and L Prabhakar
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Standing by innovators

If you are an innovator, there are chances that the government could be your best friend. Surprised? Then read on to find out about a government institution that have been doing commendable work in supporting indigenous innovators. There was a
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Take innovation seriously

Only if you innovate, can you sail through good times and bad. In the recently concluded CeBIT 2004 technology conference in New York, Business Week economist Michael Mendell presented a paper on innovation and its equation with economic growth
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Truly a secure business

“The current business trend is an indication of raising security awareness in India,” says Rajiv Basrur, President, Zicom Electronic Security Systems. “But it was not always so. When Zicom began operations in 1995, it was truly an
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Are ideas welcome ?

In the closing decades of the 20th Century, several enterprises, striving for business excellence, adapted innovative ways of stimulating employees’ creativity. Maruti Udyog regularly stopped their Assembly Line for a while, to enable
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An Ideal platform

It was an unusual assembly of people from all over Bangalore. They started queuing up early morning, enlisting themselves at the counters and getting their resumes across. Some corporate managers were curious to know what talents were on display.
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Nurturing a Culture of Innovation

Innovation is the core element that makes the difference between leaders and followers. But what propels it? Why are some of us innovative and some not? How much does the environment, organisation, culture, creativity or other factors play a role in
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Is there any money in the genes ?

The author explains why biotechnology sector is not a favourite among angel investors and suggests means and ways that can change the situation. Countries across the globe are realizing that large corporations can no longer take the sole
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Three batsmen and a home run!

The depression of the post dot-com bust coupled with 9/11 is slowly but surely giving way to much more energized and forward looking US economy ahead. Despite a sluggish recovery on the manufacturing front the services, financial, education and