A Culture of Innovation at IPO-Bound Etsy – and Five Lessons It Inspires

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” management guru Peter Drucker famously said. Etsy, the peer-to-peer e-commerce site for handcrafted and vintage items, is a compelling case in point. The company is reportedly preparing for an IPO this year, aiming to raise $300 million. Continue reading

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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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4 Leadership Measures to Foster Organizational Growth

Learn about 4 measures leaders should employ to plant the seeds for sustainable, long-term growth in their organization Continue reading

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Unlocking Value

Why do innovations end up in a “black hole?” In this enthralling presentation, Unlocking Value, Jeff Pierce states that the hubris of Market Leaders keeps them from innovating, warning. Pierce serves as the Innovation Architect of Pitney Bowes’ Corporate Innovation Program. He’s on a mission to change how the company sees itself. Continue reading

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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

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