Tag Archives: disruption

Are you Leaving Money on the Table with Stage-Gate®?

Most new product development and Stage-Gate® processes do not manage value and pricing with intention. Most firms rely on legacy pricing levels, competitive pricing levels or their internal cost information to price their innovation opportunities in the Stage-Gate® process. That might explain why a vast majority of new product and service launches are failures.

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Social Media and Disruptive Innovation

After giving a presentation on the value of social media in innovation efforts, one of the participants shared his views: “I don’t believe social media can help bring out disruptive innovation.”It was an interesting statement. First of all, I do not believe that you can plan for disruptive innovation. It simply has too many unknowns (technology or market-wise) making it difficult to plan for it.

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The Rock in Your Shoe

Many who have claimed to be innovative leaders rested comfortably in the hope that they would continually lead “in the flow” because they believed they’d have an accurate understanding of what laid ahead. Sure there were minor “tweaks” along the way, but these leaders comfortably sat atop inflatable tubes riding the lazy river of predictability – and prayed that the river would never bend.

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Disruptive Moments Sometimes Require Letting Go

Emotional attachment prompts some incredibly strong bonds, a host of clear affections and different reactions when it comes to our favourite brands or products. When something suddenly ‘disrupts’ this, it triggers a set of mixed emotions that shakes you and stirs up different feelings that take some time to re-order in your mind.

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The Democratization of Leadership

I have rarely been as excited as I am this very moment about all the changes taking place in corporations and enterprises of all sizes around the world. By that I mean the “ Democratization of Leadership”. What inspired me to write the book ProVoke was to provoke my readers globally about the fact that disruption is the key to innovation, and that the Ecosystem of Disruption™ includes many different players. The constituents of the Ecosystem of Disruption, can not only instigate disruption, but also determine the path of disruption.

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Don't Let Yourself Be Netflixed

The nuclear industry measures how long a radioactive material will retain its potency by its half-life — the time it takes for the material to lose half of its radioactivity. The half-life of Uranium-235 is 700 million years, for example. During the industrial era the half-life of a business model was typically measured in generations.

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Can Gillette Disrupt Itself?

On the surface, Gillette looks like a model of innovation success. A flagship brand of innovation champ P&G, Gillette’s achieved a remarkable ~70% share of the global men’s razor market, all while maintaining huge margins. The secret to getting so many men to pay so much is a series of new-and-improved razors that – despite making Gillette the butt of endless jokes – ...

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