It's the start of a new year, and while the eggnog is still coursing through veins, its appropriate to join the battle rationalists and empiricists have been duking out since René Descartes' famous, "I drink therefore I am (with apologies to Monty Python)."
What is true innovation? Is it a reputation -- a perception held by stakeholders -- or is it a schedule of original, useful, and non-obvious inventions whose economic value is protected, somewhat, by letters of patent issued by a sovereign? For example, Samsung has a reputation for copying Apple, yet analysis of the patent data for each company tells a different story. What is the metric used by a majority of stakeholders? Is it the right metric?
Joining the program to explore this critical topic for the first program of 2013 are Mike Pellegrino, President of Pellegrino & Associates, LLC, a boutique valuation company; and Kenan Jarboe, President of Athena Alliance, an organization dedicated to public education and research on the emerging global information economy, and also a member of the Society's Reputation Leadership Council.
Jonathan Salem Baskin, Managing Director of Consensiv, moderates.
Product contents: MP3 audio file (~1 hour) and PDF slides (~4).