Category: Strategy

Leveraging startups and new ventures for innovation is becoming increasingly important for established firms. Examples and key points from Ralph-Christian Ohr… Continue reading

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I’ve read some interesting articles lately which all seem to point to one key conclusion, which is that disruptive innovation is actually what happens to large companies, not something they can plan to do to others. It’s like shareholder value – a dumb idea if that is what drives you. Continue reading

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Hundreds of consumers standing in line at your local Apple store. Thousands of protesters rushing to flood the streets of Kiev, Istanbul or Hong Kong. Millions of fireflies blinking on and off in complete unison. These are all synchronized systems. Continue reading

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Is Your Business Silly or Innovative?

We get used to silly, nonsensical things… or do we? I am flying out of Phoenix tomorrow and received an email from American Airlines to remind me to check in. Click here, the message says and I do. It tells me that I have come to the wrong website and the flight is being managed by their recently merged partner US Airways, so I have to click to go to the US Airways website… Continue reading

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Despite the millions of different innovation journeys taken by organisations around the world every year, the innovation culture within each of them will fall into one of only three categories which will determine their innovation premium, success and eventual prominence within the market place. Continue reading

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Spreading Change

We’ve all seen the viral videos that seemingly come out of nowhere to garner millions of views on YouTube, videos like this one where five people play one guitar singing Goyte’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”, which as of this date has garnered more than 163 million video views. Now, surely Goyte’s version of the song couldn’t have possibly garnered more views than this viral sensation that Walk Off the Earth’s cover created, could it? Continue reading

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I’ll be the first to admit that Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” is one of my favorite annual reports. I’m also a big fan of Forbes’ list which takes into account investor confidence and ranks companies by their innovation premium; the difference between their market capitalization and their net present value of cash flows from existing business. Continue reading

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