Business Models

Why Companies are Investing More in Services and Software than Products

How to Protect Breakthrough Innovation

Since the release of its first polished-steel plow way back in 1837, John Deere has provided the heavy machinery to prep, plant and harvest crops. Over the years, it has evolved into a true American icon. And its green and yellow tractors are undoubtedly the first thing many people associate with the John Deere brand. Until recently, the company’s research ...

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How to Create an Innovative Business Model?

Editor’s note: Nike, the iconic change agent, perfectly symbolizes not only the energy, focus, and discipline to achieve success, but the excitement that continues to ignite individuals and companies everywhere. “Just Do It” seemed to charge out of the gate as a viral and immortal brand. Author and IX contributor, Gijs van Wulfen, guides us in answering the question that ...

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The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup

Many of you ask us, ‘What is Lean Start-up?’ and almost as many follow up with the question, ‘Why should I care?’ While many people know start-ups like ride-sharing service Uber and accommodation sharing website Airbnb, many don’t know that what spawned these game-changing companies can also work for their own businesses.

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The Rise of the Smart Creative (Lessons from Google)

IBM Learning is now developing a completely different set of competencies which they encapsulate and describe as an ‘adaptive learner’. Stating that “innovation is the art of combination” where designers, developers, and engineers (and supervisors, managers and leaders) are required to combine their ‘expert intuition’ (and knowledge, skills and experience) with ‘strategic intuition’ (and innovative thinking).

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Four Key Strengths of the Effective Leader

Leaders in every organization, small or big, play an important role to help create a culture of continuous improvement. It is about the difference a leader can make. It is about an experience, the individual as a leader, can create beyond just a basic job role. What are a few basic and co-related aspects that may make the difference to be an efficient and effective leader ?

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