Strategy

Six Ways to Raise Your Innovation Game

I just got back from speaking at a large conference of retail professionals in Scottsdale, Arizona. Bricks and mortar retailers these days are quickly becoming the proverbial “canary in the coal mine,” as economic and consumer trends hit them first. The death of Radio Shack, Borders, Comp USA, Blockbuster, A&P and others has energized this sector, and given rise to the notion that innovation is everybody’s business, not just the C-Suite.

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Flaws in the Crawl Walk Run Methodology

Many of you may have heard of the Crawl Walk Run project methodology. For those of you that haven't the idea is that if a project team is trying to achieve something big, that sometimes you have to evolve your approach in stages rather than trying to make all the changes all at once. Many people are quite fond of this approach and can be heard repeating the mantra...

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The Digital Innovation Talent Shortage

The sad truth is that most companies don't realize that they need to begin thinking and acting like a technology business or they'll go out of business. GE, based on this ad campaign, obviously does. I won't re-visit all of the points in my previous article, but instead I encourage you to read it, and for now I'll focus on additional thoughts emerging since then.

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Capitalismo Colaborativo: Su próxima estrategia de innovación

"En esencia, el trabajo del estratega es entender y hacer frente a la competencia". Con esta frase inicia Michael Porter, en 1979, su artículo seminal “Cómo las fuerzas competitivas le dan forma a la estrategia” que definió la idea de estrategia para una generación completa de líderes empresariales. Mientras la popularidad de las “fuerzas competitivas de Porter” entre estrategas se mantiene, los líderes de negocios se quejan de que ...

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How Power is Shifting from Corporations to Platforms

It was largely during the 20th century that corporations rose to power. Private enterprises— usually run by a cadre of professional managers rather than by entrepreneurs— came to rival the reach and influence of governments, controlling massive resources that were not bound by traditional borders. Today, however, that dominance is on the wane.

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