Interviews

Leading the Innovation-Led Organization

I had the opportunity to interview Mark W. Johnson, a co-founder and senior partner of Innosight, and author of Seizing the White Space recently. Here is part two of this two part interview: Question 4 - Are companies better served by moving into white space or by licensing their IP to someone for whom the activity is core (or pursuing some other type of external collaboration)?

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Getting Smarter at Failure

I had the opportunity to interview Mark W. Johnson, a co-founder and senior partner of Innosight, and author of Seizing the White Space recently. Here is part one of this two part interview: Question 1 - When it comes to innovation, what is the biggest challenge that you see organizations facing?

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Interview with Retired President X

I had lunch in 2009 with the recently-retired president of a multi-billion dollar company and had a great conversation about innovation, leadership, and culture. The insights are still relevant and he enjoys his private life so I won't be naming any names, but I will share some of the key insights and advice for innovators that came out of the conversation.

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Father of the Internet Knows Best

Imagine having the opportunity to ask Johannes Gutenberg about his thoughts on how his printing press would change the industry - let alone his opinion on how his press would change the world. Well, essentially, that’s the chance that I’ve had this morning, when I was given the opportunity to speak to Google's VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Vinton ‘Vint’ Cerf, known around the world as one of the ‘fathers of the internet’.

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MICHAEL PORTER on Strategic Innovation – Creating Tomorrow's Advantages

An Innovation Excellence Classic: From an interview with Rowan Gibson AS WE ENTER the twenty-first century, there is a pressing need for clear strategies. Because unless companies have a clear vision about how they are going to be distinctly different and unique, offering something different than their rivals to some different group of customers, they are going to get eaten alive by the intensity of competition.

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