Hitendra Patel

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Healthovation - Weight Loss System for Women

Posted by Hitendra Patel on Oct 11, 2019 12:15:00 PM

Over 25 years ago, Curves changed women’s fitness by delivering studio fitness without the premium price. While the workouts are only 30 minutes, you feel the benefits long after. Unlike traditional gyms, a Curves membership gives you the tools and support you need to reach your goals and set the stage for a healthier, more active future.

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

I feel comfortable and encouraged by a community of other women who share the same fitness goals, providing real encouragement to lose weight and stay fit.

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Topics: Innovation in Healthcare

Energy Innovations - Sunflowers for Solar Farms

Posted by Hitendra Patel on Oct 11, 2019 12:12:00 PM

A solar array that is easy to assemble and maintain, making solar farms more cost effective in most parts of the world.

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Topics: Sustainable Innovation

Business Model Innovation Demystified

Posted by Hitendra Patel on Aug 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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Find the Big Bold Ideas that Matter?

Posted by Hitendra Patel on Jul 31, 2019 4:30:29 PM

“How do you find the big bold ideas that matter in the market and to my company?” The main balance in this domain of innovation is focusing on a significant unmet need or problem while at the same time being open to unexpected new opportunities or changes of course.

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Topics: Business Innovation, Innovation Strategy

Align All Stakeholders to Drive Innovation

Posted by Hitendra Patel on Jun 19, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Diverse innovation team. IXL Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


For Successful Innovation in the Long Term, Find Ways to Integrate New Initiatives with Existing Systems

Companies need innovation because they all need new products, new business models and new value propositions – which offer novel opportunities for growth as well as some unanticipated challenges. Innovation does require change and because of that innovation initiatives are similar to change initiatives within a company.

At the same time, if any company is going to remain a company (i.e., remain largely intact for some number of years), there are long-standing systems and relationships it has to maintain in a stable manner. Internally, the executives and employees and the company culture they form can’t be completely changed and overturned every time a new business concept might be pursued. Externally, there are partners and suppliers whose skills, resources and good will are often needed to be available in a predictable and steady manner. This need to balance between the new and the old means that, while change is inevitable, repeated revolutionary upheaval is impractical and unsustainable.

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Topics: Business Innovation, Innovation Strategy

Innovation Processes And Tools

Posted by Hitendra Patel on Jun 19, 2016 5:30:00 PM


Choosing the right story to understand the economic world today is especially important when we try to find the best solution to this persistent question in innovation practice:  “What innovation processes and tools are key to institutionalize innovation across all parts of your organizations?”  The first and unavoidable step to answering this question is: Leadership must make a very visible commitment to innovation and ensure that all innovation efforts are connected to clear business and/or strategic goals.
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Topics: Business Innovation, Innovation Capacity

Innovation Portfolio

Posted by Hitendra Patel on Jun 19, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Dr. Hitendra Patel at the IXL Center, Miami.


An innovation portfolio maintains the delicate balance required for companies to remain viable years into the future by creating change today. While survival through adaptation / innovation has always been the law of the economic jungle, corporate cultures (and many of the C-level executives who shape those cultures) often prefer (through choice or inertia) to put off change and the news that might prompt change for as long as possible. If your company has chosen to adopt an innovation portfolio, it’s made the adjustment to this fact of modern business life: today’s timelines and dizzying market churn are moving too quickly to allow innovation to bubble up by chance or to be put off until some smart person in the C-suite has an inspiration. The way to plan for innovation is to develop an innovation portfolio.
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Topics: Business Innovation, Innovation Strategy

Get Senior Leadership to Support and Commit to Innovation.

Posted by Hitendra Patel on Jun 19, 2016 5:30:00 PM


Before you can get leadership to commit to innovation, it has to be clear to them that it’s worth the effort, worth the investment, worth the time – and promises more for the corporation than business-as-usual. It also has to made clear that innovation is a means to an end – business growth – and not an end in itself. Once leadership understands the reasons why the company should pursue innovation, they also have to be assured that “how” innovation is conducted will be feasible and efficient.
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Topics: Business Innovation, Innovation Strategy