Category: Business Models

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

Posted in Build Capability, Business Models, Case Study, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, People & Skills, Product Innovation, Strategy | Leave a comment
04-satya-nadella

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

Posted in Build Capability, Business Models, Case Study, Governance, Innovation, Leadership, Management, Profiles of Innovators, Quotes | 4 Comments
Build a Stronger Innovation Culture by Embracing Failure

I have recently written a white paper on how to build a stronger innovation culture by embracing failure. Unfortunately, I cannot offer a clear solution, toolbox or blueprint on how companies can do this and one major reason for this is that most — if not all — companies are very reluctant to share their failures and how they approach them and learn from them. Continue reading

Posted in Business Models, Culture & Values, Innovation, Leadership & Infrastructure, Strategy | 2 Comments

In 1960, Harvard professor Theodore Levitt published a landmark paper in Harvard Business Review that urged executives to ask, “What business are you really in?” Even today, a half century later, his challenge still resonates. Continue reading

Posted in Business Models, Innovation, Leadership, Profiles of Innovators, Sales, Strategy, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

The innovation economy shifts daily. New or updated products and services change the landscape at an ever increasing rate, and occasionally a truly disruptive innovation enters the market forcing incumbents to alter plans while opening up new opportunities for the latest crop of fast followers. Continue reading

Posted in Business Models, Consumer Innovation, Customers, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Social consumerism or capitalism?  You decide.

Today, there is a lot of talk about “social consumerism.” In fact, my colleague, Monica, has used the phrase at least a dozen times in conversation with me since she returned from South by Southwest last week. But, at what point is social consumerism really capitalism in disguise? Continue reading

Posted in Business Models, Conferences, Culture & Values, Customers, Social Innovation, Uncategorized, marketing | 3 Comments

While the most cost-effective method of customer acquisition is capturing a repeat customer, in the innovation economy that second sale is paramount. The second sale validates the marketplace, and moves you one step closer to broad market penetration. It is the catalyst to moving from selling to early adopters to selling to a larger, mass market. Continue reading

Posted in Business Models, Consumer Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Growth, Innovation, Leadership, Uncategorized, collaboration | 2 Comments