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    Scaling: How to Slay the Entrepreneurial Dragon

    December 13, 2016 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, Strategies

    If you’re reading this, then you probably know the feeling – You’ve reached a certain point in your company’s growth where everything is looking good: you have the right people, the right product, and everyone is happy. Then, you realize that this comfort isn’t going to last forever. Scaling up is a scary step, because it’s easy to be too ambitious and undermine the progress you’ve already made.

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    How To Measure Event ROI (Return On Innovation)

    December 9, 2016 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Everyone knows about ROI, as in “return on investment.” But for evaluating the success of an experiential brand event or marketing campaign, businesses should take an equally close look at ROI, as in “return on innovation.”

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    Intrapreneurship: Beyond Innovation Theater

    July 20, 2016 | By: | In: Interviews, Organization & Culture

    Despite their rising popularity, many companies are finding it difficult to yield sustainable results from their innovation and intrapreneurship programs. What does it take to go beyond the one-time initiative (or in rare some cases, the one-hit wonder)? We sat down with four speakers for the upcoming Intrapreneurship Conference in London, as a taster to what will be discussed during the day.

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    Six Levers for Solving the Corporate Innovation Problem – Part 1

    April 18, 2016 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Innovation is at the top of the Management Agenda for many companies. For excellence in innovation, companies have to master the chain of activities from discovering valuable insight into unmet customer needs to successful market adoption.

    However, despite large and growing investments into innovation, results remain disappointing. We call this the “corporate innovation problem”. In this 3-part article series we dig deeper into this problem and find that there are actually two root causes for it.

    We focus on one of the root causes – the “system problem” – and work out six levers of improvement. Acting on these levers offers a solution to the corporate innovation problem and ultimately increases innovation performance.

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    The 2015 Global Innovation Economy Survey

    September 1, 2015 | By: | In: Reports

    The state of the global innovation economy is alive and well, according to a recent survey report featuring organisations actively developing and implementing new technologies and solutions across a range of industries.

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    Most Companies Fail to Invest in Sustainable Innovation

    September 25, 2014 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    You can’t go an entire commercial break during the World Cup or a State of the Union address without hearing the word innovation pop up at least once or twice. Companies have added innovation to their company values and mission statements in accelerating numbers.

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    Shark Tank Your Gate Meetings

    May 19, 2014 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    A gated product development process is often implemented by organizations to assist in scrutinizing projects throughout their lifecycle to ensure only the fittest survive. Unfortunately, many of the checks and balances lack the teeth required to kill doomed projects before they squander resources. How can a TV show provide valuable insight into your gate meetings? Stay tuned to learn more.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Whether more R&D Investments brings more Innovation Output – part 1

    March 8, 2010 | By: | In: Blogs

    Common sense says that if one wants to improve the innovation output, one needs to either (a) increase the size of the opportunity set that goes in the so called ‘Innovation Funnel’ ; (b) Speed up the throughput of the ‘Innovation Funnel’ and/or (c) improve the variety of the opportunity set passing through the ‘Innovation Funnel’.

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