Category: Management

A Game Plan for Corporate Innovation

I recently had some interactions with a company working to ramp up their innovation efforts. We had several discussions on different ways of approaching this and here you get some quick and dirty insights on how such an approach could look like. Continue reading

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Building and Retaining Competitive Talent

Two of the key business imperatives for any organization are 1. Build and retain competitive talent base and 2. Deliver extraordinary customer experience. Are these two business imperatives exclusive or they should co-exist? Continue reading

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How To Manage The Skills Gap

In the late 90’s McKinsey declared the war for talent and argued that, in a knowledge economy, having the right people is even more important than having the right strategy or technology.  Recruiting and retaining the ‘best and the brightest’ became a corporate mantra. Continue reading

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The Executive's Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions

When growth from incremental innovations and line extensions fails to help meet growth goals and strategic objectives, many executives turn to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to buy the required capabilities. M&A activity in 2013 exceeded 2 trillion dollars and 20,000 transactions, with more than half the value focused in North America, and the trend is… Continue reading

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Why You Should Earn Your Innovation Certification

I am strong believer in continuous learning and improvement. I also do believe that we use a very small fraction of our brain’s intellectual power. I often recommend to pricing, marketing, and innovation professionals that they should invest 3 to 5% of their annual income in training and developing themselves. One way to do this is… Continue reading

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Downsides of Downsizing

In Stikkee Situations we’ll try to take a humorous look at a lot of different serious business topics. In this episode we poke fun at the wonderful world of downsizing. Employees hate workforce reductions (aka downsizing), but some CEOs (even in profitable companies)… Continue reading

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BedfordChristianAcademy

Children are the ultimate disruptive innovators – fearless and able to clash together weird and strange concepts to create something radically different but unfortunately as we age we lose our creative edge. Continue reading

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