Monthly Archives: November 2018

How is Digital Health Entrepreneurship Different?

Medical and health entrepreneurship, the pursuit of opportunity with scare resources with the goal of creating user defined value through the deployment of biomedical and clinical innovation, is growing quickly. After many years of either ignoring opportunities or being sidelined, physician entrepreneurs are finally throwing their hats in the ring.  There are two basic categories of medical entrepreneurship-biomedical and clinical. There are significant ...

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How Does Amazon Do It? Five Critical Factors That Explain Amazon’s Incredible Success

With Amazon edging towards becoming the world’s first trillion-dollar company, fresh attention is being paid to the factors that could derail its growth. The company slowed a bit this quarter, sending the stock down eleven percent. Nevertheless, this downtick should not distract from the reality that Amazon has emerged as the new model of innovation effectiveness. They are something new in ...

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Serendipity for Modern Leaders

This is my 2nd piece on craft and micro-marketing. I have asked Elisabeth Drzaic-Lang, Coach and Entrepreneur, to discuss with me how the way we look at Leadership has changed, given the revolution brought about by smaller & upcoming businesses. Old ways do not work any longer, and today’s Leaders need to change given new needs and challenges. Spoiler alert: it’s ...

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Your Messy Desk May Be Helping You Innovate!

In 1993, advertising legend Jay Chiat announced his radical plans for the office of the future. His agency, Chiat/Day, was already a paragon of creativity — its legendary campaigns included Apple’s “1984” and “Think Different” campaigns — and its new LA office, designed by Frank Gehry was to be its monument. The space was engineered to be playful; with decorations that ...

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Empowering Teams Through Metrics at Apple

Apple is an iconic brand noted for disruptive innovation. In the heat of the digital revolution that it helped spark, Apple’s products became a portfolio of increasingly complex and diverse offerings. At a crucial point in its growth, the company had to reign in its exuberance and created a disciplined, cross-company product development process. The challenge: the lack of a ...

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Io(M)T Challenges

Each day, more and more things get connected, creating an event bigger and bigger smart world creating more and more data that makes us more and more vulnerable to cyberattacks and intrusions. Apple has unveiled the Watch Series 4 at its annual event at the Apple Park in San Francisco. The new Apple watch – cleared by the Food and ...

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How Universities Support Recombinative Innovation

The importance of recombination is something I’ve touched upon numerous times over the years.  Indeed, research suggests that innovations today are much more likely to apply an existing innovation in new ways than to invent something truly unique. The study highlights that 40% of all patents submitted throughout the history of the USPTO are refinements of existing works.  What is ...

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Anatomy Of A Breakthrough

When Jim Allison received a call from Dr. Jedd Wolchok, asking him to come to his office, he was puzzled at first. As a researcher, he rarely ventured into the clinical part of the hospital. Yet when he opened the door and saw his colleague sitting with a young woman whose emotion was clearly marked on her face, he immediately ...

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If at first you don’t succeed…

What do Mickey Mouse, vacuum cleaners, air travel and light-bulbs have in common? More than you’d think , especially if you look to the originators of those widely different things. All of their innovators spent a great deal of time being knocked back, living through failures and generally struggling to take their ideas forward. None of them have a history ...

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