Category: Management

Top 20 Innovation Articles of April 2016

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our free Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine and email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? Continue reading

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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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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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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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Innovation isn’t really an issue of control or not; it’s about the right kind of control. Continue reading

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The Spark of Innovation: Changing your mindset to become an innovator

Innovation is not new a concept. Innovations have always been the major catalyst behind humankind’s success. But some of us are better at innovating then others and it all comes down to developing that innovation mindset. Continue reading

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The concept of risk often carries an inherent bias for an established company and for valid reasons.Risk can disrupt a healthy revenue stream, a stable customer base, and upset shareholders who like predictable results. Risk is something you manage. It’s something that you mitigate, not embrace. It’s this mentality that causes companies to invest millions of dollars each year just to avoid risk. Continue reading

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