disruptive innovation

  • Disappointed By Innovation Results? It’s The Culture, Stupid!

    Disappointed By Innovation Results? It’s The Culture!

    September 9, 2013 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    Though companies invest into innovation they like results less and less. There seems to be a glass ceiling for driving innovation, which neither new tools and processes nor innovation consultants seem to crack. It is time to face the elephant in the room: company culture and its impact on innovation performance. Top management needs to learn deal with it. Then company culture will become a driver of innovation rather than getting in the way.

  • Risks of Incremental, Differential, Radical, and Breakthrough Innovation Projects

    Risks of Incremental, Differential, Radical, and Breakthrough Innovation Projects

    July 29, 2013 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    From incremental to breakthrough innovation projects, managers need to handle different activities and with them dissimilar venues of risks. In this article the internal, external and hidden risks of incremental, differential, radical, and breakthrough innovation projects are identified and ranked accordingly. In addition, for every category a general innovation eco-system has been analyzed.

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    5 Key Points to Consider when Developing an Innovation Strategy

    July 3, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    From our talks with innovation management practitioners and business executives it seems that not many organizations have a well-defined and integrated innovation strategy. To find out more about how to go about creating and executing such a strategy, we spoke to Wouter Koetzier and Christopher Schorling at Acceture who encourage a very pragmatic and execution-oriented approach.

  • What Visionary Companies Do Differently

    What Visionary Companies Do Differently

    July 1, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    Visionary companies do not only try to see into the future – they create the future. The history of innovation is scattered with examples of misjudgments regarding the dynamics of new technology. Less than two years before Polaroid’s bankruptcy, Morgan Stanley made the following statement: “We are upgrading Polaroid to Outperform from Neutral based on the company’s new product performance…

  • Why Good Ideas Stem from Irritating Problems?

    Be an A-Tension Seeker: Why Good Ideas Stem from Irritating Problems?

    March 4, 2013 | By: | In: Strategies

    All too often we see companies coming to us with a new technological advancement that they are very excited about. Sadly, having a new technology does not guarantee a winning innovation. One needs to work hard at the front end to understand what the consumer needs and how the current market offer isn’t meeting those needs. Only against this backdrop can we hope to bring an idea to market that will be truly disruptive. The following article explains.

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    Emerging Market Disruptive Innovations

    January 11, 2013 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Companies located in developing countries are currently serving billions of local consumers with innovative and inexpensive products. What happens when more of those companies make the leap into more developed markets?

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    How Disruptive Will Innovations from Emerging Markets Be?

    November 19, 2012 | By: | In: Around the Web

    Companies located in developing countries are currently serving billions of local consumers with innovative and inexpensive products. What happens when more of those companies make the leap into more developed markets?

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    How to Turn A Nasty Surprise Into the Next Disruptive Idea

    September 4, 2012 | By: | In: Around the Web

    Most companies view surprises as things to be avoided. Even positive surprises are considered fortunate anomalies, far from being the cornerstone of any real strategy. The underlying assumption is that predictability and control are good, and uncertainty is bad. No wonder every management book on Amazon with the word “surprise” in its title is about how to prevent the phenomenon. But here’s the counterintuitive catch: If you want a breakthrough, something that really changes the game, surprise is actually the name of the game.

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    The Dawn of the Innovators

    September 3, 2012 | By: | In:

    It’s time for innovation leaders to get out of ‘zombie mode’ and claim a strategic position in their organizations.

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    3D Revolution Speeding Up

    August 15, 2012 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    We first discussed 3D printing in 2008, highlighting potential applications, the increasing range of materials being used, and the growing complexity of products which could be printed. That progress continues creating both opportunities and challenges the impacts of which companies need to assess across their product ranges and supply chains.

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    5 key Success Factors to Enable Transformational Innovation within Businesses

    July 26, 2012 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Transformational innovation for many businesses is inherently complex and, in many cases, high risk. It can be a big distraction, expensive in terms of cost and resource bleed from other key activities, must be managed carefully and will frequently not be successful. This article explores some key factors to work with when looking for transformational innovation.

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    Can Companies Sidestep Disruptive Innovation?

    April 11, 2012 | By: | In:

    Can companies sidestep or blunt the effects of disruptive innovation? It’s possible, but not likely, explains Steve Denning in a recent Forbes column.

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    Material Disruption Ahead

    March 21, 2012 | By: | In: Trend Alert

    New materials and processes are proving effective against a growing range of bacteria and have wide ranging applications. Similar approaches may also change the way we clean our clothes and how often we paint our houses. They could also prove disruptive to existing sectors’ income streams.

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    A New Approach to Manage Disruptive Innovation in an Environment of High Uncertainty

    March 19, 2012 | By: | In: Strategies

    Existing methods for the management of innovation projects have a low probability of success in the development of radical or disruptive innovations. A new spiral approach has been developed that provides the balance of flexibility and control needed for a repeatable and successful approach to disruptive innovation.

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    Growing B2B Services: 3 Trends to Act Upon Now

    March 5, 2012 | By: | In: Strategies

    What does it take for companies to market new, innovative capabilities as a service? The challenge to expand beyond products is daunting, but as market exemplars show, the returns on the investment can be worth it. The case studies explored in this article illustrate the extent to which services demand a premium in the market, drive differentiation from the competition, and build loyalty.

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