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18 questions for crystallizing strategy

*+-Did I ever tell you I love questions? I ask them constantly, and collect them intensely. For the purpose of culture, leadership, strategy and innovation, there are many types of questions that if used correctly can help you see a challenge from different perspectives that may lead to developing unique solutions; the types that can […]

What’s the secret sauce of a culture of innovation?

*+-This Thursday we’ll discuss “Measuring an innovation ecosystem” on Innochat. Many will argue that to develop a culture of innovation you need talent, support, capital and a host of other mechanisms. It’s such a common response that many organizations and governments around the world have created their own mechanisms to “drive” entrepreneurship and innovation in […]

Measuring an innovation ecosystem

*+-How do you measure an innovation ecosystem? This is a topic of discussion worth your time. Next week, Thursday February 12 at 9 AM PT, I’ll be co-hosting an #innochat discussion about measuring an innovation ecosystem. If you are new to Innochat, just jump on Twitter and follow the hashtag #innochat to join the discussion. […]

What are the fundamental outcomes of innovation?

*+-Innovation is the successful introduction of something new. And fundamentally, it is the direct result of questioning the status quo; that which precedes it. So, when setting out to change the status quo it is useful to ask yourself: what’s the outcome we want? It’s a basic question, but one that no one seems to […]

A cheat sheet of 19 different types of business models

*+-To change the game, change the business model. But, what if you can’t find one? Well, HBR published an article on business models that has the following cheat sheet of 19 different business models that you can brainstorm and adapt to a new venture.

Architecting the Invisible: Creating a Culture of Innovation

*+-“Without order, nothing can exist. Without chaos, nothing can evolve”. Just found this is great talk by Greg Horowitt, Chief Evangelist and Co-Founder of T2 Venture Creation, about what it takes to create a culture of innovation. It’s about belief systems; both a mindset and heart-set. Therefore, what does it take to solve problems in […]

For innovation: More prototypes, less powerpoints

*+-Radically better products don’t stand on the shoulder of giants, but on the shoulders of lots of iterations. The basis for success then, and for continual product excellence, is speed. – Eric Schmidt Indeed. Scrappy startups are known for acting with speed and conviction, while established organizations are slow and risk averse. When implemented well, […]