Could Ukraine Be the Next Silicon Valley?

Even among the sordid histories of Eastern Europe, Ukraine is particularly tragic. In just the 20th century, it was starved by Stalin, decimated by Hitler, subjected to seventy years of incompetent Soviet rule, looted by its own government and, most recently, invaded by Putin. Continue reading

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Is chasing too many opportunities causing your organization to lose focus? Here’s how to overcome the fear of missing out on the “next big thing.” Continue reading

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Secrets of Internal Startup Success

Lately, I’m hearing about more and more organizations establishing internal startups — separate units to build new business models, pursue new markets, create whole new divisions. 3M has one. General Mills does too. Because you’re a reader of Innovation Excellence, chances are good that you could be asked to lead one. Continue reading

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If you cannot pre-test then be prepared to iterate time and again, taking rejection as a source of feedback and improvement. It is painful but you might just end up with Angry Birds, Harry Potter or Google. Continue reading

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The book explains the IF program in details and also makes a compelling argument for the need to modify the compensation of CEOs, the leadership team and the board by introducing a measure of ‘long-term performance achieved primarily through innovation’. Continue reading

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Innovation or Not? - Living Life by Text Message

I did my MBA at London Business School in the United Kingdom and one of the benefits of studying at a top school and being an alumni is seeing all the really cool things that the entrepreneurial alumni coming behind you are doing or that alumni in the venture capital industry might be involved with. One of the startup ventures a fellow London Business School alumni is involved with is called… Continue reading

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Yoram Solomon goes over who exactly is responsible for chief innovation within an organization. Continue reading

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