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Every day, more and more companies are faced with a classic dilemma, how do you thrive in a declining market? Continue reading

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How can you use big data to increase your chances of success at the fuzzy front-end through big data analytics? At the recent IE Product Innovation Summit in Boston, we shared our firm’s learnings to date and showed how can works in a case study on Keurig.* Continue reading

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Big or Small - Which is Best for Innovation? - innovation excellence

Last week I went to the Financial Times’ FTInnovate conference in London. The conference theme was “Big vs small: which one is better?” The conference chair freely admitted that the intention was to provoke debate, not to have a fundamentalist binary position with only one right answer. And there was a lot of good discussion and debate. Continue reading

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Separate Innovation from Entrepreneurship! - Innovation excellence

The words innovation and entrepreneurship became synonymous in our language, and the place we see this the most is in universities and business schools. But why are we linking these two words? Why is being an innovator means I have to launch a startup company? Can’t I be an innovator in a mature company? Continue reading

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The Little Known Secret To Pixar

With 15 Academy Awards and an average worldwide gross of over $600 million per film, Pixar might just be the most successful creative enterprise ever—and one of the most profitable. Out of the 14 features the firm has produced, all but one have made the list of top 50 highest grossing animated movies. Continue reading

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Know What Customers Want

An old marketing adage is that half of a company’s advertising is effective, we just don’t know which half. A similar conundrum faces innovators and product developers, with the best companies finding success with about half of the products they create (and the odds are much worse for average companies). Continue reading

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A New Approach to Business Model Innovation [FOTW]

Gijs van Wulfen shares his insights from the McKinsey report on a new approach to business-model innovation. Continue reading

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