7 11, 2022

L.I.V.E. (Lean Innovation, Validation & Execution): A new, more effective way to manage multiple innovation projects

By |2022-11-10T15:59:38+01:00November 7th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

This new management method makes it nearly impossible for innovation teams to fail at delivering multiple challenging innovation projects faster, with less risk and lower required budgets. Most innovation experts often say that traditional management processes are not the way to run innovation projects. And this is true. Traditional project management and financial management processes [...]

7 09, 2021

Building an Agile & Innovative Organization

By |2021-09-07T22:37:28+02:00September 7th, 2021|Innovation|0 Comments

In recent years, more and more companies have realized the need for innovation as they’ve seen businesses all around them, and perhaps even their own business, being disrupted. According to McKinsey research, 96% of executives have made innovation a strategic priority, yet only 6% are satisfied with their innovation performance. There’s a huge discrepancy between [...]

2 09, 2021

Podcast S6E130: Esther Gons – Innovation Accounting

By |2021-09-02T09:03:58+02:00September 2nd, 2021|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Ether Gons, Founder of GroundControl and author of the Corporate Startup (with Dan Toma) and Innovation Accounting. We speak about what it takes to measure innovation progress, what companies and analysts get wrong, and how to think about metrics and KPIs in a [...]

13 07, 2021

The 6 core skills every innovator needs

By |2021-07-13T19:09:54+02:00July 13th, 2021|Innovation|0 Comments

In order to succeed as a professional innovation manager, you need a variety of skills. And these skills are only going to become more valuable in the coming decades as companies realise that they are required for future growth. From being able to manage bureaucracy to coming up with ideas in the first place, here [...]

4 06, 2021

21 Common Innovation Myths & Misconceptions Debunked

By |2021-06-02T09:39:16+02:00June 4th, 2021|Innovation|0 Comments

As all of us working on innovation know, it’s quite an opaque topic that many innovators and organizations don’t talk about openly. As a result, innovation is an area that’s fraught with many common myths and misconceptions. That’s unfortunate, because those less experienced in innovation often end up going about it all wrong, and as [...]

2 06, 2021

What is the difference between Innovation, Invention and an Idea?

By |2021-06-02T17:34:31+02:00June 2nd, 2021|Innovation|0 Comments

I am a big fan of the TV show Dragon's Den (UK), also called Shark Tank (USA). It is always entertaining to watch the inventors trying to get support for their new ideas and inventions, which they are convinced are going to change the world. However, an invention is not the same as an innovation. [...]

12 04, 2021

The Art of Decision-making as an Innovation Leader

By |2021-04-12T16:52:00+02:00April 12th, 2021|Leadership|0 Comments

As we all know, innovating and creating something new is usually seen, for good reason, as an important, yet highly risky endeavor. As such, innovation leaders are constantly under a lot of pressure from many different directions. Now, when we talk about innovation, we often focus on the more practical side of things related to [...]

8 02, 2021

The Roles of Risk and Luck in Innovation

By |2021-01-27T17:19:36+01:00February 8th, 2021|Innovation|0 Comments

One of the most controversial, and perhaps even misunderstood topics in innovation are the roles of risk and luck for innovation success. Do you have to get lucky to innovate successfully, or can you make your own luck? Is it always inherently risky to try to innovate, or can you manage risk by making smart [...]

16 01, 2021

How to Remove Roadblocks to Creativity

By |2021-01-11T16:37:37+01:00January 16th, 2021|Creativity|0 Comments

When people think about what barriers a marketer may have to success, they usually think of technical challenges. They think of things like defining a target audience or anticipating consumer response. While these are all important, there is another more important attribute of the job that causes concern. Creativity and innovation are key tools in [...]

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. [...]