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Balancing Large and Small Firm Capabilities

Organizations need to balance exploitation (i.e. development of existing business) and exploration (i.e. creation of new businesses) in order to thrive on the short and long term. Corresponding integration of incremental and radical innovation can basically be achieved in different ways… Continue reading

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The Lean Startup concept is an appropriate choice for creating new businesses through development of an already existing idea or vision. Design thinking, on the other hand, might be preferred if the right business idea has not been found yet and customer needs or problems are still vague. Continue reading

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It takes more than just an Innovation focus to succeed. Ad Age reports on Walmart’s on sustainable innovation. Continue reading

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There’s more to perception than meets the eye, which is why pausing to just look is so important for business leaders. Continue reading

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In the age of greater focus on innovation and customer value, one of the question that remains unanswered is how much collaboration is required between the innovation and the pricing teams to achieve greater pricing power for innovative products and services. Continue reading

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What is Satya Nadella’s plan as new CEO of Microsoft in driving innovation back into the company? Continue reading

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When Daniel Pink visited EMC’s Leadership meeting in early January of 2014, he focused quite heavily on employee autonomy. In the long term, he reasoned, granting autonomy will increase employee productivity. Continue reading

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