Pros and Cons of Becoming an Innovation Consultant

One question many innovators face at some point in their careers is whether to work in a large, corporate organization, or in a small start up or consultancy. Today I want to revisit and update a blog I wrote a few years ago for LinkedIn that discussed some pros and cons of consultancy versus corporate innovation.  At that time I ...

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Innovation and its Effect on World of Photography

We’ve reached a couple of interesting milestones in a very short period of time, and it behooves us to pay attention to the changes in what has been an important industry – photography. For innovators, it’s been easy to kick Kodak around, for having missed the transition to digital photography while owning many of the patents. However, Kodak by itself ...

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Four Questions to Choose Innovation Projects

It’s a challenge to prioritize and choose innovation projects. There are open questions on the technology, the product/service, the customer, the price and sales volume. Other than that, things are pretty well defined. But with all that, you’ve still go to choose. Here are some questions that may help in your selection process: 1. Is it big enough? The project ...

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The One Key to Success That Nobody Teaches You

Of all the things we do to ensure our success, one is more important than all else, and yet it’s only learned in the school of hard knocks. There are uncountable books on how to succeed in business, and all of them have something to teach. From being an efficient operator to being a great innovator, it’s all part of ...

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How to pick a coworking space in an innovation district

Coworking is the way people work these days. Coworking now takes up 27million sq feet of office space across the US, and 19 more growth statistics that prove coworking is the new normal. There are currently 14,411 coworking spaces in the world today. The number of coworking members will rise to 3.8 million by 2020 and 5.1 million by 2022. These ...

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Are you building NPD concepts with consumers in a way that sets them up for success?

The use of co-creation to build product concepts is a relatively rare and innovative practice. If you are embracing it you are a truly innovative innovator, a trail blazer following close behind pioneers of innovation best practice like PepsiCo, P&G and Danone. From our experience we have identified that a considerable shift in attitude and mindset is required for effective concept ...

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In Memoriam: Professor Clayton M. Christensen

By Craig Hatkoff, Co-Founder, Disruptor Foundation and Disruptor Awards;Co-Founder Tribeca Film Festival By Rabbi Irwin Kula, Co-Founder, Disruptor Foundation and President, Clal, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership Photo courtesy of The Disruptor Foundation “A professor, a rabbi and an entrepreneur walk into a bar….” As it turns out, the professor doesn’t drink, and the “bar” is the ...

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