Author Archives: Paul Sloane

Disrupt your own business before someone else does. Offering second hand books at low margin threatened Amazon’s higher value new book sales but this did not bother Bezos. He wanted to own that segment of the market too and to prevent a competitor from seizing it. Continue reading

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Shell Gamechanger is serious about substantial ideas. They do not want minor improvements to gas stations. Continue reading

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Innovators: Welcome the Surprising - Innovation Excellence

When something unexpected happens don’t get annoyed, get curious. Find out why. The customer with a weird complaint or a weird use for your product is one hundred times more interesting than the customer who is happy using your product in a conventional way. Welcome the surprising. Continue reading

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Which are the Most Innovative Companies in the World? - Innovation Excellence

Which are the most innovative companies in the world? There is no way of absolutely measuring levels of innovation but three eminent groups compile different lists using different methods and of course they get different results. Continue reading

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Today Every Company must be a Service Provider and a Software Company - Innovation Excellence

Companies will need to think innovatively about customer needs. CEOs must ask ‘In the IOT what is our new value proposition?’ Firms will have to hire software engineers to design and deliver service solutions based on usage data. They will need data analysts to review all the data they gather from their devices. In other words every company will have to become a service provider and a software company – or perish. Continue reading

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Practice your presentation and deliver it with confidence and enthusiasm. Get your message across. You will enjoy it. More importantly, so will your audience. Continue reading

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What Should Kodak Have Done? - Innovation Excellence

Maybe there was no smart way out. Do we have to accept that sometimes time is up for companies as well as people? Or maybe they missed something. What would you have done? Continue reading

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