Does your innovation focus remain mainly an 18 month horizon? As cycles accelerate, is the flow of innovation in your company sufficient to address business needs, and drive market share and profitability?
I just saw a great talk by truely amazing John Kotter , who among other things talked about the power of perception to shape our reality. Try this exercise (really, try it!). Take out a piece of paper and draw the face of a watch — basically a circle. Now write the numbers on the
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One of the great paradoxes in the business world is that forward-thinking companies can actually find themselves at a disadvantage because they don’t have an effective way to prioritize their investments in R&D and product development. As a result, organizations with diverse portfolios often find themselves overwhelmed by their own innovations and have difficulty focusing
This factoid just in, from Roger Martin’s book “Fixing the Game”: Return to shareholders was better before the shareholder value movement took root in the 1980s. CEOs have now become managers of expectation rather than managers of the business. I am sure this is an arguable point, but have certainly experienced many times the corporate
I was just talking to Malcolm DeLeo, innovation executive and blogger at innovationmuse.blogspot.com. He said that each year, we produce 450 Peta Bytes of information from Social Media, as much as all books ever written in every languages throughout history, times 3,600! I wonder if he has a statistic for fraction of useful content?
If innovation doesn’t create profitable growth it would seem to be wasted time and money. I am continually surprised by the ongoing theoretical and academic discussions about “the meaning of innovation.” It’s sort of like the statement by jazz legend Louis Armstrong “if you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” Get on