Tag Archives: Innosight

How to Build an Innovation and Insights Group from Scratch

Many of you reading this have created or operated innovation or insights programs for organizations of a variety of sizes, or are curious about how to go about it. Operating an innovation program or leading an insights group is definitely much different than creating one. In some ways it is easier, because things are already in place, but inheriting processes ...

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How to Adopt the Innovative Mindset

Innovation is an iterative process. You can create a detailed plan for how to innovate, but these strategies rarely survive their first contact with the market. “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face,” said boxer Mike Tyson. Success comes when you learn to adapt. It is more important to have the right people and mindsets in place than to have a perfectly crafted plan.

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Innovation Chat with Scott Anthony

I had the opportunity to sit down with Scott Anthony, managing partner of Innosight, the strategy and innovation consulting firm. He has advised senior leaders in organizations like Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, LG, Credit Suisse, Cisco Systems, Ayala Group, and the Singapore Economic Development Board. Anthony leads Innosight’s venture-capital investing activities (Innosight Ventures).

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Seizing the White Space for Innovation

A while ago I received Seizing the White Space by Mark W. Johnson in the mail. Seizing the White Space is an approachable 200 pages, and is an easy, and pleasant read. The book is focused on business model innovation and introducing a simple framework for thinking about potential business model innovations and evaluating the positives and negatives of a potential business model. The book first defines 'white space' with the following two-by-two matrix:

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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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