Tag Archives: Strategy

Too Much of a Good Thing

Can you innovate too much? After all, new ideas fuel organic growth. One would think an organization would be happy to have as many ideas as possible. But not always. Here are scenarios where over-innovating might be considered too much of a good thing.

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Making Time for Innovation

A very good friend of mine works for a large, global company with multiple locations around the world, many of which are run as “hot desks”. He is in a position of responsibility, and often finds himself travelling to a different destination on the other side of the world at short notice. It’s the kind of business where looking for ways to innovate is very important..

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Download Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine v20

We know some IX community members want to get great innovation content, but don't come to the site every day. So to help them make sure they didn't miss the best innovation articles of the week, we have launched Innovation Excellence Weekly - the magazine - so that you can download the ten best articles of the week to your: Nook from Barnes & Noble, Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle, Samsung GalaxyTab, other trusty tablet, laptop, or desktop computer (PC or Mac). Think of it as Innovation Excellence to go.

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Why Kirk Beats Spock at Innovation

There's a mistake being played out in your organization when it comes to staffing innovation projects. You are likely staffing them with a bunch of "Spocks", people who know a lot about the subject and have deep expertise. While this may look like a dream team, I can assure you that staffing a bunch of Spocks is not helpful and can be harmful.

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Dell – Take the Money and Run! Innovation Trumps Execution

Michael Dell has put together a hedge fund, one of his largest suppliers and some debt money to take his company, Dell, Inc. private. There are large investors threatening to sue, claiming the price isn't high enough. While they are wrangling, small investors should consider this privatization manna from heaven, take the new, higher price and run to invest elsewhere - thankful you're getting more than the company is worth.

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Radovation and Incrovation

Francisco González Bree, Academic Director for the Master of Business Innovation (MBI) course at the University of Deusto in Spain says, ‘ The term “innovation” is losing its genuine meaning because many companies are using it to convey change when the progress they are describing is no more than ordinary.’

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