CULTURE

At 3M, everyone I met shared in their own words the same sentiment...that 3M's innovation is "fueled by a culture of freedom to take risks and learn from mistakes." The right culture is essential for innovation. It facilitates the ideation-to-commercialization process as well as attracts and retains employees. 3M is a $31B Fortune 500 company … Continue reading CULTURE

Foundation Impact

Foundations are increasingly challenged to create significant impact as the severity of causes escalates.  One of the strongest assets a foundation has is its network of sponsors, partners and nonprofits. Foundations have a critical role to play in the ecosystem, specifically, integrating their network.  They are the drivers - raising awareness, identifying solutions and providing structure … Continue reading Foundation Impact

Competitive Regions

The competitive landscape is evolving from individual corporate competition to large-scale co-opitition.  As global competition continues to rise, organizations are looking for every advantage to accelerate their strategic objectives and investments.  Today we are looking at cities/regionsthat are architecting innovation economies byintegrating industry clusters, innovation centers and next generation educational programs.  These initiatives are supported … Continue reading Competitive Regions