In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Pete Newell, Founder of BMNT.

We speak about how to align innovation strategy with operations in large organisations.

Topics covered in today’s episode:

  • 00:01:30 – How Pete’s history in the military with the US Army’s Skunkworks influenced his journey to innovation
  • 00:03:00 – The military is always in a certain state of chaos at the head of the battlefield, moving towards structure as you move up the chain of command
  • 00:05:00 – How companies suffer from innovation exhaustion
  • 00:06:00 – What is an innovation pipeline? From start to finish in 5 steps
  • 00:09:30 – No problem survives first contact with investigation. Finding the right problems is vital
  • 00:11:00 – Between every stage of an innovation pipeline, it requires someone making a decision about what is required from one activity to the next activity with another team. Many people are too focused on proving the purpose of the current activity, rather than thinking what should be the series of priorities
  • 00:15:00 – How BMNT assesses a company’s current innovation pipeline

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