innovation

28 10, 2020

Freedom to Fail: Cultivating a Mindset of Innovation

By |2020-10-21T16:36:44+02:00October 28th, 2020|Inspiration|0 Comments

A child can stand up for the first time, take a step forward, and then tumble onto their tummy, to the raucous applause and overwhelming approval of every observer. In other words, attempts that end in failure are both common and lauded in children. Adults, however, find themselves faced with the conscious awareness of the [...]

20 08, 2020

Podcast S4E74: Michael Raynor – Setting the right strategy for innovation and disruption

By |2020-08-02T19:53:43+02:00August 20th, 2020|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Michael Raynor, Managing Director for the Deloitte US Strategy group, and author of numerous groundbreaking books on innovation, including The Innovator's Solution and the Strategy Paradox. We speak about the link between strategy and innovation, what companies get wrong about disruptive innovation and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]