Category: Profiles of Innovators
What traits to successful startup founders share? It seems to be more than just brains and hard work. This is a top 12 list of the common characteristics I’ve observed in successful founders (and leaders). Continue reading
Sheila Escovedo is a world-class drummer, percussionist whose credits read like chapters in a music history book: Pete Escovedo, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Beyoncé, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Ringo Star, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan and George Duke.
Having been Prince’s musical director, I was interested in Sheila’s ability to lead teams of musical giants amongst the many things we talked about. Continue reading
For the innovation practitioner, the Tehachapi Loop is worth exploring as a set of guideposts for innovation. Continue reading
Increasingly, companies who have long focused on open innovation and idea management are incorporating design thinking as part of a “well balanced diet” for enterprise innovation. We at batterii are excited to be working with Pfizer, one of the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies, to help them bring the power of human centered innovation to every one of their 77,000 employees. Continue reading
These days, everyone knows that Israel is an innovation powerhouse. The “start-up” nation is now home to many major players in the high tech industry – such as Google, Intel, IBM, Facebook, Microsoft and many others – and was ranked No.5 out of 50 in the Bloomberg Business Global Innovation Index. Continue reading
Google doesn’t let its organizational structure dictate its operational practice. That’s why Google still, in many ways, is able to operate like a startup. Its leaders recognize that while some of the trappings of a large corporation are inevitable, you can still preserve your ethos. Continue reading