Tag Archives: Innovation

A Game Plan for Corporate Innovation

I recently had some interactions with a company working to ramp up their innovation efforts. We had several discussions on different ways of approaching this and here you get some quick and dirty insights on how such an approach could look like. Continue reading

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3 Lessons in

In the field of innovation, change that can impact a business runs the gamut between ‘just do it’ ideas and ideas that take weeks, months, or even years before they start generating a return. But every idea has the potential to make an impact and save employees or end users both time and money. For example, take a major restaurant chain and two “just do it” ideas that have ended up saving them time and money. Continue reading

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Three Tips for Successful Entrepreneurship

To become an entrepreneur, you don’t need anything more than an idea and the drive to develop that idea into fruition. In a world where actions speak louder than words, I would like to provide a few key thoughts about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Continue reading

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WeDemain Big A Dufosse

BIG is the unit targeted to breakthrough innovation initiated by Pernod-Ricard group. Rather than stepping into single opportunities, BIG develops ‘platforms of opportunities’, fostering a comprehensive dialogue with business units. Let’s follow our guide, Alain Dufossé, BIG’s Managing Director. Continue reading

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The Executive's Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions

When growth from incremental innovations and line extensions fails to help meet growth goals and strategic objectives, many executives turn to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to buy the required capabilities. M&A activity in 2013 exceeded 2 trillion dollars and 20,000 transactions, with more than half the value focused in North America, and the trend is… Continue reading

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Why You Should Earn Your Innovation Certification

I am strong believer in continuous learning and improvement. I also do believe that we use a very small fraction of our brain’s intellectual power. I often recommend to pricing, marketing, and innovation professionals that they should invest 3 to 5% of their annual income in training and developing themselves. One way to do this is… Continue reading

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Modern Mass Customization – Rule 1: Modularize your People, Processes and Products

Companies who wish to optimize their business for mass customization should consider modularity to be a critical imperative. In this case, modularity refers to the use of individual product components, processes and teams that exhibit a consistent and predictable function on their own, but can be combined and arranged into systems that function in new and unpredictable ways. Continue reading

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