Management

Now is the Right Time for Innovation

So it actually all comes down to this – my prospects and clients need to understand when the “right” time for innovation is. After all, what we usually hear from executives is that “this isn’t the right time” for innovation. Not that they don’t want innovation, or don’t need innovation, or that innovation is too risky or expensive. No, the ...

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Improving the Tech Transfer Process

Melba Kurman reports on From the Lab Bench to the Marketplace: Improving Technology Transfer." Hear from witnesses from different university tech transfer offices, VC, startup and NSF who shared their perspectives and recommendations about university technology transfer to the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Research & Science Education.

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Yahoo! and AOL

Two Losers Don’t Make a Winner by Adam Hartung Summary: Creating value requires growth, not cost reductions Yahoo and AOL have no growth, and no new market development plans Yahoo and AOL lack the resources to battle existing competitors Google and Apple Don’t invest in Yahoo or AOL individually, or if they merge Companies that generate high valuation, like Apple, ...

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Leading Change – Enabling Change

When leading change initiatives at your organization, it’s important for effective leaders to do four things. Last week, I talked about envisioning the future and results. Today I’d like to discuss enabling change. To do this, leaders must build cultures that accept change, not as a random occurrence, but as a constant event. According to Harvard Business Review bloggers Chris ...

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Innovation Lessons From Bees

We can learn a lot about innovation by observing the social behavior of honeybees. Who hasn’t been riveted by devastating stories of colony collapse? This is serious stuff. From a honeybee’s perspective watching 35% of your fellow Apis mellifera get wiped out is no joke. From a human perspective, think of it this way, one out of every three mouthfuls ...

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Leading Change – Envisioning the Future and Results

As I said on this blog last time, I made a commitment this summer to exploring organizational transformation. I want to now share some information about developing the context for internal and external change. Last week, I introduced four things that effective leaders of change must do. Today I’d like to talk about envisioning the future and results. In a ...

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3 Perspectives You Need for Strategic Business Success

It’s the time of year when companies turn attention to strategic and annual business planning. Several times while speaking in the past few weeks on “Taking the NO Out of Business InNOvation,” I’ve been asked: “Who should participate in successful planning efforts?” My answer is always the same: You need to have three types of people involved for successful strategic ...

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What's Your Favorite Management Bias?

Is it Subverting Your Planning Process? by Holly G. Green As business leaders, we like to think of ourselves as thoughtful, rational creatures that carefully weigh all the evidence and then make logical, informed decisions. If only it were that simple. Far too often, our “rational” decision-making processes fall victim to our own preconceived notions about how the world should ...

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