The Shift Economy

The Art Of The Shift

In the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall, both Russia and Poland embarked on remarkably similar journeys. Using the same western advisors, they privatized state-owned companies, implemented free market reforms and transformed their legal systems to compete more effectively in the world economy. Yet despite the nearly identical programs, the results couldn’t have been more different.  Poland today ...

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The 4 Lenses of Innovation: a power tool for creative thinking [video]

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Have you ever wondered where big, breakthrough ideas come from? How do innovators manage to spot the opportunities for industry revolution that everyone else seems to miss? By asking how the world’s top innovators—Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and many others—came up with their game-changing ideas, bestselling author Rowan Gibson identifies four key business perspectives that will enable you ...

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Simone Ahuja: Implementing frugal innovation initiatives [video]

Dr. Simone Ahuja has served Fortune 1000s across sectors. She has served as a consultant to the Centre for India & Global Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and as an associate Fellow at the Asia Society in New York City.  She provides advisory services, keynotes and interactive innovation and agility labs to firms including PepsiCo, Procter and ...

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Inventors are Not Created Equal

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How to Recognize and Grow Different Types of Inventors Innovators are often difficult to recognize. They don’t wear signs or fit a particular personality profile. Sometimes they quietly go through the day while drawing little attention to themselves and many times it seems they cannot stop talking about their ideas or inventions. What often happens is inventors fall into different ...

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Startups Studios: a new kind of startups and innovation accelerators

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Startups Studios Startups Studios are a new kind of accelerators for innovation: instead of accelerating startups previously settled, like traditional incubators and accelerators do, they participate to the set-up of the start-up. A start-up studio is a company that starts companies: Sometimes they generate their own genuine ideas, and find out the right team to execute (like eFounders -focused on ...

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Pleasure to Innovate

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Stéphane Bernard published with Olivier Pujol ‘Pleasure to innovate‘, finding out the idea, and executing it. He kindly accepted to answer our questions on innovation learnings. 1) NB: You share the exemplary innovation story of Mathieu Dombale in this video, sorting out some key principles for innovation success (listening to and observing users with empathy, transversality, pilot phase, open source, ...

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Stop Chasing The Last Big Thing

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Business in the digital age has become a seemingly neverending series of “next big things.” Whether it’s e-commerce, search engine optimization, social media, big data or something else, the pattern of firms struggling to adapt is as predictable as Gartner’s hype cycle. First there is widespread panic, then a rushed effort to get up to ...

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