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Saul Kaplan
Works at Business Innovation Factory
Attended University of Rhode Island, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lives in Rhode Island
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Over the moon proud of Team BIF and the important work we do to help make transformational change safer and easier to manage. Not a bad way to head into #BIF2016 week! 
We are pleased to announce that the Business Innovation Factory (BIF) has received a $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will support work by BIF's Student Experience Lab (SXL) to engage teachers in creating and leading local communities of practice designed to advance teacher practice — particularly as it relates to issues of equity and closing opportunity and achievement gaps.
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Psyched! My podcast with Fast Company co-founder, author and #BIF2016  storyteller Bill Taylor is live.
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So Many Corporate Innovation Labs, So Little Innovation. 10 Reasons Corporate Innovation Labs Produce Only Tweaks. New Post: ow.ly/4mRXpw
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Social-self question of the day. To give Google+ another chance or not?
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Why corporate leaders need to do ongoing R&D for new business models. Enjoyed being interviewed by my friend and business model guru +Alexander Osterwalder 
Corporate leadership are rarely trained to experiment with entirely new business models because they're so focused on peddling the bicycle of the existing one. That needs to change. Saul Kaplan, founder of The Business Innovation Factory, details key steps for big company leadership to enact and embrace frequent business model innovation. Listen in as he lists key takeaways that even business schools don't share.
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Maybe it's as simple as: No Heart No Innovation. https://medium.com/bif-speak/the-human-side-of-innovation-450730c97a08
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Proud of +Business Innovation Factory healthcare transformation work in Dallas. Go +Elizabeth Stefanski Great post in +Forbes by Greg Satell.
Children's Health in Dallas has been developing an innovative new model that completely reimagines how the healthcare system works with the communities it serves.
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My latest post: Topics Are Overrated. Go Off-Topic to Find New Ideas and Opportunities
Go Off-Topic To Find New Ideas And Opportunities
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Innovation isn't about finding a needle in a haystack. Opportunities are everywhere around us. There's always a better way. 
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Too many conflate invention and innovation.  Innovation is a better way to deliver value to solve a real world problem. Most innovation isn't about inventing anything new but about the freedom to play with existing capabilities in a different way to change how value is delivered. Inventing something new is rare. Opportunities to innovate are everywhere. 
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How to attend an innovation conference without actually going. My latest HBR post:  
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Woohoo! My Business Model Sandbox Podcast with +Salesforce Chief Digital Evangelist +Vala Afshar is now live.  
On This Podcast. Saul Kaplan and Vala Afshar discuss why companies invest in digital technologies, how they can be leveraged to create entire new business models, and the increasingly important role of Chief Digital Officers in all industries. The Business Model Sandbox Podcast is a series of ...
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Beyond proud to announce & welcome you to +Business Innovation Factory  's new Business Model Sandbox. 
Business models don't last as long as they used to. The only way to avoid being Netflixed is to explore and test new business models. Welcome to BIF's Business Model Sandbox. Learn MoreSubscribe · Article · Stop Treating Business Model Innovation as Change Management. Saul Kaplan ...
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Author, The Business Model Innovation Factory
Introduction

My mission is to enable collaborative innovation. My goal is to contribute to a more prosperous national and global economy by catalyzing business model innovation and system transformation in health care, education, energy, and entrepreneurship.

I am an innovation junkie who lives in the grey areas between functions, disciplines, and sectors. I believe that the important opportunities to create value will be found in the grey areas and realized by continual experimentation that celebrates random collisions among the unusual suspects.

Education
  • University of Rhode Island, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Founder and Chief Catalyst
Employment
  • Business Innovation Factory
    Founder and Chief Catalyst, present
  • Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, Accenture, Arthur D. Little, Eli Lilly
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Currently
Rhode Island
Previously
Massachusetts - New York, Indiana, Massachusetts, Rhode Island