Over the course of this year, I’ve had the good fortune of working with three Global 50 companies – two U.S. based and one European. I’ll simply refer to them as Company A, B and C. Despite being in different industries (high-tech, financial services and industrial), one common theme emerged: senior leaders in each of the companies articulated a strong ...Read More »
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The simplest way to categorize innovation is into two types – incremental and radical. Incremental innovation is an improvement in an existing thing (e.g. product, process or service). Radical innovation is finding an entirely new way of doing something. For example if you had been making spectacles in the 1950s then plastic lenses instead of glass lenses would have been ...Read More »
Finding success in these endeavors requires navigating a series of complex forces like garnering internal resources, defining decision making criteria, and avoiding the landmines of corporate politics just to name a few.Read More »
The burning issue is that our window of time to change and incorporate these into our organized learning is shrinking at ever faster rates. We need to move from recognition of these skills into the setting of building them far more systematically.Read More »
Go to any conference these days and some whip-smart technogeek will declare that you must, “innovate or die,” and then dazzle you a wide array of case studies to illustrate the point. You’ll feel inspired, then scared and then have a few beers and go about your business.Read More »
One ‘type’ of innovation that seems always to be often passed over is distinctive innovation in discussions. Why is that?Read More »