Author Archives: Paul Hobcraft

Are you checking your Innovation Pulse?

So often our innovation health seems to change abruptly or equally just simply slip away. It could be caused by many things: a call for reorganization or restructuring or a key part of the team decides to leave. It might be the organization has a second quarterly drop in sales and profits or those layoff simply keep cutting away until ...

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Business Model Innovation and Venture Capital Assessment

I believe the Business model canvas, presented by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur in their book “Business Model Generation”, holds a very powerful way for Venture Capital to use in their assessments of promising ventures they are considering for investment. Traditional pitches to VC’s are loaded with financial numbers, providing crisp, well written business plans pitched by teams oozing with ...

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Innovating the Business Model

Missing the Window of Opportunity or Seizing the Advantage by Paul Hobcraft Business model innovation is shaping up to be one of the most challenging aspects for leadership of existing business or that aspiring leaders need to fully understand. The question today being faced by many is how to transform existing business models so as to avoid that race to ...

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Can you have Innovation without Exnovation?

I was some time back reminded about the term “exnovation” in an interim report prepared for NESTA by the City University, London and the Work Psychology Group entitled “Characteristics & Behaviors of Innovative People in Organizations.” Exnovation is if you were unaware, is at the end of the innovation life-cycle, where it “discards” or even purges existing practices to allow ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Hidden Human Dimensions

This is the ninth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What is the most dangerous current misconception in innovation?’. Now, here is Paul Hobcraft’s perspective: by Paul Hobcraft Why do so many of us get fixated on new technologies, discoveries, inventions, the process, the structures, even the art ...

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Innovation Perspectives – A Place to Reside

This is the seventh of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on “Where should innovation reside?” Here is the next perspective in the series: by Paul Hobcraft Residing in something we own is desired by nearly all people. Creating the same desire is what is needed with innovation. It needs ...

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