innovation

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 [...]

6 04, 2020

Podcast S3E54: Rita McGrath – Seeing inflection points of innovation

By |2020-04-06T19:18:56+02:00April 6th, 2020|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Professor Rita McGrath, one of the world's most respected experts on the intersection between strategy and innovation. One of the interesting points we cover is the concept of Inflection Points in innovation, and the management structures and governance from leadership required for innovation [...]

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 [...]

28 11, 2019

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

By |2019-11-28T02:40:02+01:00November 28th, 2019|Innovation|2 Comments

The image here is the list of exactly which capabilities your company needs to succeed at innovation. Read on to understand how it works and how to implement it yourself. Almost every business leader will tell you that they value innovation and that it is a positive & important factor for their company. In fact, [...]

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 [...]

26 11, 2019

How University Collaborations Can Drive Private Sector Innovation

By |2019-11-26T03:59:56+01:00November 26th, 2019|Innovation|0 Comments

Innovation comes to businesses in many ways, yet one thing is for certain: It relies on a diversity of thought. After all, differing viewpoints have been known to encourage greater innovation. If diversity of thought is lacking, you’re left looking outside the company for varying perspectives — a likely reason why accelerators have grown in popularity. Take [...]

29 10, 2019

Podcast S3E44: Jesse Nieminen – Innovation software needs to work alongside culture

By |2019-10-29T22:40:46+01:00October 29th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode, we speak with Jesse Nieminen, Co-Founder of Innovation Software company Viima. We talk about how companies can improve their innovation cultures, and how software is only part of the solution. Topics covered in today's episode: 00:01:00 - The story of the Viima innovation management platform 00:03:30 - The issue which large companies have [...]

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