The Two Must-Have Keys to Innovation

Hello friends, It’s that time of year again: new year’s resolutions, hot cocoa, and a frantic pressure to put together a plan to somehow be innovative as the calendar starts anew. Let’s pause on the panic and look closer at innovation. It takes two factors to make innovation real at an organization: 1. Concepts 2. Culture Work on both at the ...

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What Happens When Doctors Begin Dating Startups?

The matchmaker business model, connecting one party interested in connecting with another party, whether it be with romantic or business intent or building a community of interest, is common. Now that doctors and startups are interested in working with each other or doctors are interested in finding clients for their side gigs, the dating docs models are expanding. Like all dating services, however, their value depends on matching the ...

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Wisdom From Above The Clouds

Majestic Sunrise Above the Clouds.

Have you ever been on a flight where as you’re taking off all you can see out the window is hazy, overcast weather – only to at some time later have your flight break through and emerge above the clouds, where all of sudden the sun is shining bright and clear? If so, then you’ll know how this gives one a sense ...

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Why iPhone X’s Face Recognition Failed

(Hint: It Was Supposed To) The unveiling of iPhone X hit one major glitch. How Apple recovered and handled it is a master class for all presenters. The iPhone unveiling in late 2017 was nothing short of epic. Perhaps the most impressive part of every Apple announcement of this sort is the degree which Apple uses live technology on stage ...

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The Scale-Up Canvas

4 Tips for Intrapreneurs Who Want to Scale-Up While there are many supporting methodologies to start an innovation project (design thinking, lean start-up, business model canvas, blue ocean,…), Lean scale-up by Ash Maurya provides precious guidelines, and metrics, but was not conceived with the case of a corporate start-up / intrapreneur project in mind. Corporate scale-up have actually simultaneously to ...

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The case for sick care improvements, not disruption

Sick care is in trouble. Many argue that we need to go big or go home claiming that we should stop tweaking the system of systems and, instead, make the existing model obsolete. However, the Moon shot mentality has many downsides. High risk high return ventures often fail, creating a lot of collateral damage. 70-20-10 is a formula that describes ...

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Here’s Why No One Cares About Your Ideas

“Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door,” Ralph Waldo Emerson is said to have written (he didn’t) and since that time thousands of mousetraps have been patented. Still, despite all that creative energy and all those ideas, the original “snap trap,” invented by William Hooker in 1894, remains the most popular. We’ve come ...

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What I Learned About Innovation from Practicing Law

For some years I was a litigation attorney, and much of my work revolved around courtroom rules of evidence. I appreciate these rules; they make rational sense to me. These days I help companies innovate successfully and gain market traction. When interacting with non-attorneys, however, I see these rules of evidence being violated at the expense of the innovative process. ...

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