Category: Innovation

Strategy is a Living Organism But Culture Will Outlive Its Creators

Organizations invest a vast amount of time and energy creating defined strategies for innovation. This could be anything from new business models to new products to new ways of interacting with customers. Ultimately, what is often overlooked is that the culture of the organisation will determine whether the strategy is successfully implemented. In short, culture outlives the people that create the strategy. This is where the saying culture eats strategy for breakfast comes from. Continue reading

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The Role Global Competition Plays in your Innovation Efforts - Innovation Excellence

A new study explores the role foreign competition plays in the way our companies innovate Continue reading

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Measuring Innovation, Part 1/3: Why is Innovation Important, and How do we Measure it Today? - Innovation Excellence

This article is the first in a series of 3 articles discussing measuring product innovation. Continue reading

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Turning Good Ideas into Great Products

One innovation method is to invite customers (in a B-2-B situation) or consumers (in a B-2-C scenario) into the creative process with you. Here, they will ideate, workshop concepts that arise in the session, augment concepts provided for them, and create some new product or service ideas that do not yet exist. Continue reading

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 Beware of the

Can you resist the temptation to hype your innovation solution? Unfortunately, we can expect to see much more of this – the unintentional obfuscation of innovation. Continue reading

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Innovation Portfolio Over Time

The challenge for companies will be to find their positions in upcoming platform ecosystems. Not every company has the capability and influence to act as an orchestrating platform builder. But even participating in other firms’ ecosystems can be highly attractive. Continue reading

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A tribute fit for a Prince

Prince Rogers Nelson was a serial innovator in his music, his style and his interactions with the music business and I feel very lucky to have lived in the same age as him. Here is an excerpt from a longer article on Linkedin. Continue reading

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