Tag Archives: Sales

Revenue Model Innovation Exercise

One generative exercise for any CPG company to explore growing market share is to hold a session where a team role plays a wide array of alternative revenue models for a particular brand. As far as the ground rules for this ideation session, any ideas should be welcomed—and the cultural antibodies of HOW WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE THINGS need to ...

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Reboot a Sluggish Brand

Reboot a Sluggish Brand - Innovation Excellence

First off, you need to decide if you genuinely want to reboot a brand. Some people get so tethered to old ideas about the brand that there is resistance to rethink its meaning and potential. If you are serious about growth and see rebooting as the only path of salvation, read on.

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Storytelling, the Brain & Work Culture

I love the quote by the poet Muriel Rukeyser that says “The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” Humans live for stories. We learn from stories at home, school, from friends, and also very compellingly at work. Humans within a work culture are motivated by stories. Look at the famous founding myths of HP and Apple in the garages, of Fred Smith and FedEx, and ...

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Thought Leader Wanted

We live in an increasingly complex world where both the volume of change and the pace of change are accelerating. But it is not just change that is accelerating, choice is proliferating as well. Witness the example of General Mills’ Cheerios. Introduced in 1941, there are now 13 varieties of Cheerios on the market, not including snack mixes introduced in 2008.

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Selling Innovation: The Path (chapter 2)

Once you have designed your core product, service or solution, it’s time to plan the optimal path to market. Traditional go-to-market strategies are a good foundation from which to build a path to market for your innovation. But in the innovation economy the exact path or paths to success may not be knowable at the outset. Successful Selling Innovation requires constant listening, adapting, and refining plans as new data emerge - in current lexicon it's called pivoting.

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