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[Webinar Replay] Four Startups Helping The Insurance Industry

Maria Ferrante-Schepis, EVP and Managing Principal of Insurance and Financial Services Innovation at Maddock Douglas, and Mike Bechtel, Managing Partner at Ringleader Ventures, discuss four startup companies that are clever, non-obvious solutions for the insurance industry.

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[Webinar Replay] Innovation Portfolio Management

Newsflash: Nonsexy is the new sexy when it comes to innovation decision-making.

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John Coyle at Chicago Ideas Week — October 16

Maddock Douglas’ SVP of Innovation, John Coyle, will be giving a featured keynote presentation during the Edison Talks at Chicago Ideas Week on October 16, 2015.

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Come To The Resiliency 2.0 Summit

Come to the Resiliency 2.0 Summit — A half day professional development session for business leaders in high-stress and rapidly changing organizations

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Meet ionGuest, John K. Coyle, Olympic Medalist, Business Leader And Student Loan Borrower

The road to success is paved with challenges, pressures and agonizing defeats. ionGuest John Coyle shares his credit card and student debt journey.

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Maria Ferrante-Schepis Joins Ringleader Ventures As Its Latest Investor And Limited Partner

Chicago investment firm Ringleader Ventures (RLV) has brought on Maria Ferrante-Schepis as its latest investor and limited partner.

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The 20 Most Creative People In Insurance

“Please join me in congratulating Maria Ferrante-Schepis for being selected as one of the 20 most creative people in insurance by National Underwriter. She is among an impressive list of

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[Webinar Replay] Three Massive Hurdles To Innovation Strategy — And One Pitfall

More and more companies and leaders are recognizing that innovation is an essential capability to survive, thrive and grow. However, launching an innovation strategy, intentionally taking on risk, stepping out

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[Webinar Replay] When Tortoises Fly

In this webinar replay, Mike Maddock talks about the topic of speed and innovation. Find out what the most successful large companies have learned about innovating at a pace that ensures success.

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MD Fellows

Thought Leaders Who Help MD Clients Empower Next …

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[Podcast] “Get Down To Business With Shalom Klein” — Interview With Mike Maddock

In his interview with Shalom Klein, Mike Maddock talks about innovation and his purpose to inspire and empower curiosity. Mike begins by telling us about his journey as a business owner and an entrepreneur.

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[Webinar Replay] The Fish Stinks From The Head Down

In this webinar replay, John Coyle, Senior Vice President — Culture of Innovation, identifies the key mindsets and skills of innovative leaders and how to hire, develop and fire to ensure your leadership team is actively creating a culture of innovation.

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Best’s Review: Communication Breakdown

Best's Review: Maddock Douglas' Maria Ferrante-Schepis and LIMRA's Scott Kallenbach discuss the communication breakdown in the insurance industry

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Conscious Capitalism 2015

April 7 - 9, 2015: A two-day event designed to deepen your practical application of the principles of Conscious Capitalism

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[Press Release] Eminent Business Systems Builder Greg Banks Joins Innovation Firm Maddock Douglas As President And COO

Banks joins innovation firm to “help companies systematically and repeatedly leverage…

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[Webinar Replay] How The Best Leaders Manage The Brilliant Naysayer

Join Maddock Douglas' Mike Maddock as he shares five simple practices to manage—not fall victim to—this type of person.

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[Webinar Replay] A Practical Guide To Experience Design—Part One

Imagine: A world where your company can easily develop and launch all of your 2015 initiatives.

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[Webinar Replay] Why Diversity And Inclusion Are Essential To Innovation

Have you sponsored or participated in a diversity and inclusion program in the past? Did you find, perhaps, that something fell flat? Offered with the best of intentions, these

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[Webinar Replay] Winning The Transition: 10 Ways Leaders Deliver Better Innovation Outcomes — Part 2 (A)

  In this webinar replay, Maddock Douglas president and partner Raphael Louis Vitón continues to dive deeper into The Innovation Situation, sharing 10 ways to win the irreversible cultural transition that

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[Webinar Replay] Hire? Or Fire? For Innovation Success?

In this webinar replay, join John Coyle, SVP of Innovation Leadership Development at Maddock Douglas, as he shares war stories of hiring, firing and developing innovation

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[Webinar Replay] Winning The Transition: 10 Ways Leaders Deliver Better Innovation Outcomes — Part One (B)

In this webinar replay, Maddock Douglas president and partner Raphael Louis Vitón dives deeper into the Innovation Situation, sharing ways to win the irreversible cultural transition that most leaders are challenged with today.

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[Webinar Replay] Winning The Transition: 10 Ways Leaders Deliver Better Innovation Outcomes — Part One (A)

In this webinar series, Maddock Douglas president and partner Raphael Louis Vitón dives deeper into The Innovation Situation, sharing 10 ways to win the irreversible cultural

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Maddock Douglas Client LearnVest Featured On Forbes Cover

Maddock Douglas client LearnVest was featured on the front cover of Forbes. The financial services disrupter continues to forge new roads for the…

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Culture Of Innovation

Using a systems thinking approach, we assess companies’ cultures and work with them to design road maps...

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[Webinar Replay] Being A Corporate Energizer: How To Gain Support For Your Innovation Initiative

You have this growing sense of unease every day. You see the changing industry trends, competitors gaining market share, new entrants rethinking the business and implementing category-shifting strategies that will impact your industry, your company and the future of your career.

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[Video] The Get Real Guy — “A New Reality Show?”

In a joint 2014 study, Maddock Douglas and LIMRA used the power of analysis and insight to ignite and inspire the insurance industry to innovate around consumer communication and the

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[Webinar Replay] Babies And Bathwater: Innovating Around The Nature Of Insurance

  Is the life insurance industry facing a relevance problem with the “new” consumer? Are we confusing the industry’s problems with symptoms and therefore missing opportunities? Do you agree that

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[Press Release] Is The Life Insurance Industry Perceived As Authentic In Its Communications?

New LIMRA/Maddock Douglas Research Offers Ways For The Industry To Communicate More Effectively And Reach More Consumers BOSTON, Mass., May 29, 2014—A new joint study by LIMRA and Maddock Douglas reveals

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MD Hosts Design Thinking Workshop For Winning Entrepreneurs From Innovation Think Tank — Startup México

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 — As part of the Global Cities Economic Partnership signed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Mexico City Mayor Miguel Mancera to initiate a

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[Webinar Replay] Creating “Eureka!”—Five Ways To Leverage Outside Experts To Create Disruptive Innovation

In an effort to create sustainable innovation practices, many companies rely heavily on rigorous processes to help their best thinkers create, evaluate and launch new

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Maddock Douglas Speaks At The WiRL Leadership Summit

Maddock Douglas Speaks at the Women in Real Life (WiRL) Leadership Summit in service of better innovation outcomes. Many companies today are struggling with results when it comes to leading the critical

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[Webinar Replay] Kill The Policy: New Inspiration For Insurance Innovation

We hear a nagging and persistent complaint from the insurance and financial services industry around getting to the big “what’s next.” Is it going to be

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How To Get “Jaw-Dropping” Results From Customer Experience Investments

This year’s CX index features a number of Maddock Douglas clients benefiting from “jaw-dropping increases.” The external results come from an internal transformation around “being” customer focused.

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[Webinar Replay] Financially Fearless: The Innovation Case Study Of LearnVest

What do Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch and InStyle all have in common? They are all fixated on REINVENTION and the new player in

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[Webinar Replay] How To Innovate When The Pressure Is On

Is your company or industry facing a critical inflection point? Do you find it challenging to lead your team and company through major market changes and disruptions? If so,

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Free The Idea Monkey: How To Make Big Ideas Happen—Radio Interview

In a radio interview on Reach Personal Branding TV, Mike Maddock discusses his book “Free the Idea Monkey…to focus on what matters most!” In this recorded interview,

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[Video] The Money Box

Check out this short video on our take of how insurance works. …

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“Free The Idea Monkey” Makes List Of 21 Amazing Authors…

Maddock Douglas’ book Free The Idea Monkey…to focus on what matters most!” is featured on LinkedIn article “21 Amazing Authors That Just Might Change Your Life” by Dave

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Mindset Matters: Your Mindset For Creativity And Innovation

Join Daniel Friedland, MD as he discusses the Mindset of Creativity and Innovation with leading business innovation experts, Mike Maddock, Raphael L. Vitón and

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Innovation On-Ramps

Our series of on-ramp offerings kick-start companies on their innovation journey...

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[Webinar Replay] How Innovation Became A Four-Letter Word And What To Do About It

  Is your company committed to innovation, or has it become a word you can’t say in mixed company?  Many companies have recognized the importance of innovation for their future growth

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Seasoned Innovation Leader Joins Maddock Douglas

Thomas Stat, previously with IDEO, joins innovation consulting firm to head up client delivery. Chicago, May 13, 2013—Maddock Douglas, an internationally recognized firm that helps leading corporations develop

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Global Innovation And Technology Executive Joins Ringleader Ventures

Michael Bechtel, former Accenture leader, joins innovation matchmaking firm as managing principal. Chicago, June 1, 2013—Ringleader Ventures, a new spin-off of Maddock Douglas, the internationally recognized innovation

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Doug Stone Elevated To Senior Leadership Position

Chicago, May 1, 2013—Innovation agency Maddock Douglas, an internationally recognized firm that helps leading corporations develop new products, services and business models, has named Doug

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Mike Maddock Named 60 Second Guru By Business Up Close!

We're excited to announce that Maddock Douglas' CEO, our own Idea Monkey, Mike Maddock has been named June's 60 Second Guru by Business Up Close, a UK e-zine focused on providing insight and intelligence from Britain’s fast growth businesses. Get a sneak peek of Mike's coaching that explains why striking a balance between your Idea Monkeys and (Ring)leaders is critical for an innovative culture.

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Are You An Idea Monkey Or A (Ring)leader?

Knowing which one you are is a game-changer in work, in life, and especially when it comes to innovation. That’s what this website is all about! But, it’s not always obvious where our strengths lie. So, we created this quiz to help uncover your hidden strengths.

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