Category: Business Models

Which comes first, the birth of a product company or the birth of a business plan? Continue reading

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We all want our innovations to change the world. This requires Innovation Force. In turn, Innovation Force is the product of Innovation Mass (Product-Market Fit) and Acceleration (building growth with customers). To maximise Innovation Force, we need both Mass and Acceleration to be big, and this is true for startups, established firms, and regions. Continue reading

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Innovation and the Art of Implementation: Dealing with Creatives  - Innovation Excellence

Give the creatives the freedom to push back the status quo and to even obliterate the status quo with a sledgehammer. This freedom will unleash their creativity, ultimately helping to catapult your business into a new role as industry leaders, rather than be left behind as laggard and scared, same-old status quo followers. Continue reading

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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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Working Like a Startup is Not Equal to Working With a Startup - Innovation Excellence

Startup mentality is very powerful tool in developing more radical innovations serving hidden needs of the customer, there is also vast amount of added value in improving the perceived user value with incremental innovations for existing assets. Continue reading

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Ideas out of Thin Air - An Innovative Innovation Event - Innovation Excellence

I just returned from the Thin Air Innovation Festival in Park City, Utah. It was an innovative conference with a lot of focus on creating connections, story exchanging, and catalyzing new relationships. I loved the format. Continue reading

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Leading Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise [interview] - Innovation Excellence

Leading Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise is a new book from Bloomsbury, written by IX contributor Peter Cook. In this interview, Peter answers some questions about the book and its contents. Continue reading

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