Issue 2, 2011

How business can help solve the urban mobility challenge

Wilhelm Lerner, Daniel Koob and Oleksii Korniichuk

The proportion of people living in urban areas around the world is constantly rising, and with it the challenge of mastering the growing complexity of urban travel. [...]

Issue 2, 2011

"If we want to improve urban mobility for real, we will have to be even more innovative"

Interview with Maarten van Gool, Member of the Executive Committee of TomTom

Maarten van Gool shares his thoughts about his company’s transformation, the dramatic changes in the possibilities for drivers and the future of transport. [...]

Issue 2, 2011

Wanted: Smart market-makers for the “Internet of Things”

Ansgar Schlautmann, Didier Levy, Stuart Keeping and Gregory Pankert

The “Internet of Things” is among the hottest topics currently being debated, with the projected potential in turnover whetting the appetite of industry experts around the globe. [...]

Issue 2, 2011

Innovation for economic diversification – experience from the Middle East

Rajiv Nair, Nitin Veeresh and Rick Eagar

The Middle East’s reliance on oil for its wealth can hardly be overstressed. Diversification for the region is a highly desirable aim, but how can it be achieved? One key requirement is innovation, which is why governments in the region have launched different initiatives to foster innovation, with varying levels of success. [...]

Issue 2, 2011

Preparing for privatization in the Middle East

Thomas Kuruvilla, Matthias Fischer, Christoph Kreymborg and Eddy Ghanem

With state-owned companies widespread in the Middle East, governments in the region are becoming increasingly aware of the societal benefits of privatization and are preparing for a series of such initiatives. [...]

Issue 1, 2011

Inventions from 1886 Shaping Daily Life Today

1886 was a great year: Arthur D. Little founded the world’s premier consulting company, Coca-Cola created the world’s first soft drink and Carl Benz invented the car. Our overview provides a round-up of the other inventions that the year had in store and that have helped to shape the modern industrial landscape. [...]

Issue 1, 2011

Ground-breaking Innovation Management Concepts from the Past 25 Years

Daniel Roos and Marcus Anemo

From stage gate to open innovation, the last 25 years have seen step changes in companies’ approaches to innovation. Our primer describes the landmark concepts of the last 25 years. [...]

Issue 1, 2011

Breakthrough Arthur D. Little Classics on Innovation

When it comes to innovation, Arthur D. Little leads the debate. We conduct our own proprietary research and build on the insights gained from working with clients at the leading edge of innovation management. We are happy to share our knowledge and perspectives through influential books and viewpoints. Below are central excerpts from the five classics on innovation that we have published in the past 25 years. [...]

Issue 1, 2011

The Future of Innovation Management: The Next 10 Years

Rick Eagar, Frederik van Oene, Charles Boulton, Daniel Roos and Cindy Dekeyser

Literature is rife with books and articles on the history of innovation management. But what about the future? To find out more about the future of innovation management, we conducted a survey of the opinions and perspectives of nearly 100 CTOs. This article describes the five major innovation management concepts to watch in the next ten years. [...]

Issue 1, 2011

The Inventor of Modern Consulting

When Arthur Dehon Little established the firm that was to bear his name, he laid the basis for the modern management consulting services industry. The industry has spawned numerous other firms since then. Our genealogy of our industry gives you the details. [...]

Issue 1, 2011

The Future of Urban Mobility

Ralf Baron, Michael Zintel, Antoine Doyon, François-Joseph Van Audenhove and Andrea Bassanino

Megacities are home to a growing number of people. Organising urban mobility to deal with this dramatic growth is one of the great challenges facing cities now and in the future. In this article, the authors examine the drivers for a fundamental change in urban mobility. They look at where the opportunities lie, what the barriers are and how they can be overcome, and they show how new mobility structures demonstrate the transformative power of innovation at the confluence of industries. [...]

Issue 1, 2011

Interview: Marc Grynberg, CEO of Umicore

Interview by Herman Vantrappen and Isabelle Coppens

Marc Grynberg shares his views on strategy and innovation. An ardent believer in growing revenues through innovation, Mr Grynberg knows that, to be successful, a company must be aware of all the aspects of innovation that come into play. [...]

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Twice a year, Arthur D. Little covers the latest cutting-edge thinking on strategy, technology and innovation in its corporate magazine Prism. For over 20 years Prism has continually set the standards in innovative thinking and groundbreaking concepts in the world of business and management.

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