Download PDF Decision Quality for Everyday Significant Decisions: Lessons from a SDP Webinar By David Matheson, SmartOrg Recently, I moderated a webinar presented by the Society of Decision Professionals. The presenter, Carl Spetzler of SDG, titled his presentation, “Decision Quality for Everyday Significant Decisions–when Decision Professionals will not be Present.” The audience for this webinars
Download PDF Thinking Big A Lesson from SmartOrg’s Community of Practice By David Matheson, SmartOrg At this year’s SmartOrg Community of Practice (see note), the participants explored one of the most important questions in innovation and product development: what stops us from thinking big? Too many companies manage opportunities with home-run potential as safe base
Download PDF The Power to Grow Comes from Focus Insights from Portfolio Management at Rogers Corporation By David Matheson, SmartOrg Your innovation portfolio is the engine that drives your future growth. How do you rev up that engine’s power? In our webinar in June, Shawn Williams of Rogers Corporation shared his experience in applying rigorous
When the course of action you are on is no longer taking you where you want to go, it's time to pivot to a new course. In a presentation to the Back End of Innovation conference last November, I shared how I pivoted at three key points in my career, and the lessons you can learn from my experience to help you pivot toward successful innovation.
Download PDF By David Matheson, SmartOrg A Silicon Valley company recently asked SmartOrg to help with their growth challenge. They knew that to really grow, they needed to identify technology inflection points that defined the next big waves that they could ride. But as their company grew and their industry got more complex, it became
Download PDF By David Matheson, SmartOrg In last month’s ValuePoint, I shared two methods our customers use to drive breakthrough growth from their portfolios. These methods help them to reposition or expand products, make acquisitions, reallocate resources, define higher goals or otherwise make decisions to drive more growth. In this ValuePoint, I share two more
Download PDF By David Matheson, SmartOrg I’ve been keeping a catalog of methods our customers use to drive breakthrough growth from their portfolios. At a recent innovation conference (see “Profitable Pivots at MindXchange” at the end of this article), I validated and refined those methods with a group of about 30 innovation executives. Participants were
Download PDF By David Matheson, SmartOrg SmartOrg will be at Frost & Sullivan’s MindXchange event, New Product Innovation & Development (NPID), held January 9-11, 2017 at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla Hotel in La Jolla, CA. SmartOrg is one of the corporate sponsors of this year’s NPID. “Visionary Strategy and Leadership in Transformational Times”