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About Jesse Nieminen

Jesse Nieminen is the Co-founder and Chairman at Viima, the best way to collect and develop ideas. Viima’s innovation management software is already loved by thousands of organizations all the way to the Global Fortune 500. He’s passionate about helping leaders drive innovation in their organizations and frequently writes on the topic, usually in Viima’s blog.
12 11, 2020

Pace of Innovation – The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

By |2020-11-12T15:59:31+01:00November 12th, 2020|Innovation, Inspiration, Leadership|0 Comments

When we think of a business having a competitive advantage, we still tend to think of traditional economic moats such as a low-cost structure, economies of scale, or perhaps a more intangible moat like a strong brand. While all of these are still extremely desirable assets, they no longer guarantee a sustainable competitive advantage for most companies. [...]

15 07, 2020

Timing of Innovation – Getting the Odds On Your Side

By |2020-07-14T11:23:48+02:00July 15th, 2020|Innovation|0 Comments

When it comes to innovation, there are countless ways things might go wrong. However, one of the most prevalent ones is incorrect timing. If you manage to get the timing just right, your innovations will obviously benefit from huge tailwinds when entire industries are transitioning from the old to the new with you riding at [...]

30 06, 2020

Innovation Culture – The Ultimate Guide

By |2020-06-30T16:44:00+02:00June 30th, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

Innovation culture has long been one of the most challenging, and oft-discussed, topics in our conversations with business and innovation leaders. Given the extraordinary importance of innovation for businesses, and society in general, and the fact that culture has been shown to be one of the biggest barriers for innovation performance, it’s not much of a surprise. Because most [...]

18 05, 2020

Why Every Large Organization Should Decentralize Innovation

By |2020-05-12T12:45:13+02:00May 18th, 2020|Leadership|0 Comments

I recently met with a very successful company that is seen as a highly innovative global pioneer that others in their industry, which is facing many structural headwinds and inevitable changes, look up to. They understood that even though they are seen as an extremely innovative company now, their current success is actually a result [...]

12 05, 2020

Here’s how you can come up with outside the box innovations

By |2020-05-12T12:40:12+02:00May 12th, 2020|Innovation|2 Comments

If you’ve been working in innovation for at least some time, you’re probably sick and tired of hearing people talk about “thinking outside the box”, or the need to create “outside the box innovations”. The phrase has become one of the most overused clichés out there. However, just like so many other clichés, there’s an [...]

25 03, 2020

The Fallacy of the Aha Moment & Overnight Success in Innovation

By |2020-03-23T18:07:44+01:00March 25th, 2020|Innovation|0 Comments

We’ve all heard the story of Newton and the apple. According to the legend, he came up with the theory of gravity when he was sitting under a tree and an apple fell on his head, at which point it all suddenly dawned on him. We love to hear stories of these great aha moments. [...]

12 03, 2020

When tough times are ahead, you should double down on innovation

By |2020-03-12T17:39:43+01:00March 12th, 2020|Innovation, Inspiration, Leadership|1 Comment

As I’m writing this, the last couple of weeks have been quite eventful around the world. There’s a lot of uncertainty and even panic regarding the coronavirus, its current and potential impact on our economy, and of course, its effects on people all around the world. As a result, we’re seeing more and more action [...]

21 01, 2020

Innovation isn’t supposed to be fun

By |2020-01-21T21:28:24+01:00January 21st, 2020|Innovation|0 Comments

Gary Pisano, a Harvard Business School Professor, wrote an excellent article in HBR last year on the hard realities of what innovative company cultures actually look like, which I highly recommend every aspiring innovator to read. The bottom line? The inspiring and comfortable attributes, such as freedom, low hierarchy, and tolerance for failure that are associated with innovative company [...]

27 11, 2019

What Do Top Corporate Innovators Get Right?

By |2019-11-27T03:44:11+01:00November 27th, 2019|Innovation|0 Comments

In our line of work, we get to talk with hundreds of leaders around the globe, and from virtually every industry. Most of them seem to intuitively understand the importance of innovation, but there’s still a lot of fluff, ambiguity and uncertainty regarding innovation as a topic. As a result, most leaders aren’t seeing the results they were [...]

23 10, 2019

The Age of Innovation is Here to Stay, Are You Prepared for It?

By |2019-10-23T22:59:46+02:00October 23rd, 2019|Innovation, Leadership|0 Comments

The Personal Computer and the Internet have, without a doubt, revolutionized business in the last 25 years. For most of us, it’s now impossible to think of the business world without all of the technology and the services built on top of these two innovations. Yet, what if these innovations are just teaser of what [...]