5. Mining to Improve Innovation

At first glance, it might not seem like Mining the Talk has much to do with business innovation. We usually think of innovation as springing spontaneously from a brilliant idea coming from an individual. Although this is often the case, innovation also comes from collaboration. More and more companies are finding that to innovate effectively, they need to partner with other organizations that have enabling technology.[1] Furthermore, even when innovations happen internally, bringing them to market often requires a detailed assessment of existing intellectual property space, research consensus surrounding related technology, and consumer receptiveness to the novel approach. Mining the Talk can help summarize all ...

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