Why Your Idea is Not Investor-Ready

In my role as the President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE), I sometimes receive inquiries like this: “Hi, Dr. Meyers. I was reading some of your posts on the SoPE website and social media, and was wondering if you wouldn’t mind taking time to read the enclosed business plan for an idea I have and whether you could ...

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Innovate Like Sir Arthur C Clarke – An Optimistic Look at the Future

Last month I wrote about some classic innovation insights borrowed from the legendary Isaac Asimov.  This month I would like to share some similar insights derived from the writings of the equally legendary Sir Arthur C Clarke, the author behind the brilliant Stanley Kubric movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, and a prolific author of quality, ‘hard’ science fiction. A Common ...

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Reinventing the Entrepreneurship Game

In my last blog I described how important it is to unleash the power of innovative entrepreneurship in our digital & connected world. How doing this manifests an optimistic, abundant & positive futures that: Maximises the potential of entrepreneurs to see & solve 21st century wicked problems, innovate new businesses that successfully compete, achieve exponential & sustainable growth in VUCA times. Creates the ...

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How to Find Innovation Champions and Pilot Partners from Outside In

Creating corporate innovation is never easy and takes several steps. Carlson and Wilmot mention five disciplines: Important Needs: Work on important customer and market needs, not just what is interesting to you. Value Creation: Use the tools of value creation to create customer value fast. Innovation Champions: Be an innovation champion to drive the value-creation process. Innovation Teams: Use a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to innovation to create a ...

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Intrapreneurship at Telefonica: Innovation Calls and Lean-Startup Development on the Menu

  Susana Jurado is Head of Innovation Portfolio-Product Innovation at Telefónica since 2015. She joined Telefonica in 1998, where she has worked for Telefónica Digital PDI’s (Product Development & Innovation), and in the Research & Innovation direction (Telefonica I+D which coordinates the global strategy of digtal innovation across the group). She has developed expertise in Early Stage Innovation model, and ...

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How To Create a Strategic Planning Process for Innovation

Every innovative product begins as a concept in the mind of someone or some group of people. These concepts are the seeds of your company’s future growth. How is your company cultivating these seeds? How do companies manage this asset, the portfolio of product concepts, even before they enter the pipeline? In our experience, product portfolio management is a missing ...

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The Killer App For Driverless Cars

Few of us have even thought about this particular use of driverless cars. But once you know you won’t want to live without it. This is the second in my series of columns on Autonomous Vehicles. Of all the potential benefits to driverless cars, and there are many, I’m going to bet that there is one that you probably haven’t ...

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