Delivering Value Starts With Defining It

My definition of entrepreneurship has five parts: The pursuit of opportunity Working under conditions of uncertainty with scarce resources The goal is to create multiples of user defined value when compared to a competitive offering or the status quo Through the development and deployment of innovation (NB: one way is to create a company, but there are many other ways to ...

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of December 2019

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are December’s twenty most popular innovation posts: Innovation Maturity ...

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The Impact of Evolution on Business Models

Darwin teaches us that evolution is a long, slow process, gradually leading to new adaptive species that emerge over time with specialized capabilities. Therefore, the change in species from generation to generation may be relatively small, but always purposeful and testing the best ways to win in a niche. Just as both the Chihuahua and the Newfoundland emerged from evolution ...

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25 of the Best Books for Innovators

Best innovation books

Regardless of which stats you look at or believe, innovation is without a doubt difficult. Thus, if you’re looking to succeed in it, you need to invest heavily into continuous learning. There are, fortunately, plenty of great books out there that can help you succeed in innovation, in 2020 and beyond. I actually wrote a list of some of my favorite books on innovation ...

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How To Innovate Within a Successful Company

If you’re trying to innovate within a successful company, I have one word for you: Don’t. You can’t compete with the successful business teams that pay the bills because paying the bills is too important. No one in their right mind should get in the way of paying them. And if you do put yourself in the way of the ...

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Voting Closed – Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2019

Innovation Excellence loves making innovation insights accessible for the greater good, because we truly believe that the better our organizations get at delivering value to their stakeholders the less waste of natural resources and human resources there will be. As a result we are eternally grateful to all of you out there who take the time to create and share ...

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Scaling School

Several years ago, I decided to give sailing a try. I started by going on a few local trips with some folks who owned a small boat and then, gradually, decided to improve my skills and confidence. Eventually, I completed “ground school” and then took several trips that required more and more skills, like navigation, man overboard drills, dealing with ...

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That Department

Which department acts like a lightening rod within your organization? You know that if they are called to participate in a meeting that it will be both productive and enjoyable. You smile anticipating the meeting, even leaving your smartphone and laptop on your desk because you know it will be completely engrossing. (Side note: If you don’t have such a ...

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