Interviews

Building a Global Innovation Capability at a Large Company

An interesting thing happens in successful companies. They tend to focus on what made them successful and over time actually drive out innovation and instead develop a resistance to risk-taking. Known as the “incumbent’s curse,” examples are easily found, such as Kodak, Research in Motion, Sony, and Hewlett Packard. Find a large company and chances are high that...

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Pulling Wisdom from Abundant Data — Part 1: An Interview with Gongos’ Greg Heist

Braden: This is Braden Kelley, Co-Founder of InnovationExcellence.com. I’m here today with Greg Heist, Chief Innovation Officer at Gongos, a decision intelligence company. Greg, for those out there who may not be completely familiar with Gongos, why don’t you tell our audience a bit about what the company does? Greg: Gongos is a decision intelligence company, and what that means ...

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Good Value Proposition Design

I had the opportunity to interview Alex Osterwalder about his new book Value Proposition Design. This is the second part of the two part interview. For fun I thought I would break the interview into two parts so we could take a look at his thoughts on both bad value propositions and good value propositions in turn. Below you will find my questions in bold and Alex's answers immediately following the questions.

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Bad Value Proposition Design

I had the opportunity to interview Alex Osterwalder about his new book Value Proposition Design. This is the first part of the two part interview. For fun I thought I would break the interview into two parts so we could take a look at his thoughts on both bad value propositions and good value propositions in turn. Below you will find my questions in bold and Alex's answers immediately following the questions.

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