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Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model


So many organizations struggle between their strategic goals and how the innovation activities can truly fit to achieve the level of contribution that is expected. Why is that? Strategy & Alignment

Find your worst nightmare… and make it come true!


The next wave of disruption. Uber disrupted the world taxi market in a couple of years and even the courts are having trouble slowing their growth. Even in other less-Uber-dominated markets, you can still find similar locals services. But in either case the process of disruption is the same. Yesterday I took a ride with Uber in Berkeley and the driver wasn’t doing the job for money. And Uber?

The Complexities of Digital Transformation

Innovation Excellence

I have been reading about digital transformation everywhere I go on the internet for some time now and yet, I don’t yet see true success stories of a brand or a business that has actually successfully gone through and transformed, in the true sense of transformation. The question is why is this so?

Where to Find the Venture-Backed Startups Other Corporates Are Missing


Silicon Valley. New York. Boston. Startups in these locales always claim the largest share of venture capital funds because of their proximity to the biggest and best-funded VC firms. Competition for deals is fierce , making it expensive to fish these markets for new investment opportunities or tuck-in acquisitions. Finance Corporate-Startup Partnerships Partnerships Venture Capital CVC

Three Keys to Accelerating Innovation through Connecting and Collaborating Outside your Organization

Speaker: Gordon Vala-Webb, Author, Speaker and Consultant, Building Smarter Organizations

From his upcoming book, Building Smarter Organizations, Gordon will do a deep dive into connecting and collaborating with those outside your organization to accelerate innovation. Gordon will provide practical strategies to connecting and working with the "nearside" of suppliers, partners and alumni in order to accelerate innovation.

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Combining Startup and Corporate with Jenny Fielding of Techstars


In this episode of the Innovation Ecosystem podcast, we are joined by Jenny Fielding, Managing Director at Techstars, a global venture capital fund for innovative tech startups. Innovation Ecosystem Podcast corporate strategy digital innovation legacy scaling up techstars

Write Your Company's Obituary

Michael Roberto

James Allen, co-leader of Bain Consulting's global strategy practice, has written a good article for the Wall Street Journal about how firms can avoid the fate of once-proud industry leaders such as Sears, Blockbuster, Circuit City, Research in Motion, and many others. Allen starts by referring to a personal development exercise that many individuals have been asked to conduct at some point in their careers: writing your own obituary. The exercise is meant to clarify your priorities and objectives, and help you rediscover your true purpose and passion. What were the likely causes?

Strategic Planning Process – 2 Fun Ways to Frame Important Questions


Short Story: You can take serious questions and wrap them in child-like situations to add fun and new thinking to a strategic planning process. One way to create greater engagement during a strategic planning process is through framing important questions in new ways. Sometimes that means asking familiar questions completely differently. Here is one of those times. See what we mean?

Anti-Complaining Medicine for Bummed Out, Cranky Innovators

Idea Champions

Idea Champions

Building A Collaborative Innovation Playbook

Speaker: Greg Satell, Innovation Advisor, Speaker and Author

For his upcoming book, Greg Satell has researched how people and organizations successfully innovate. We are excited to have Greg join us for a session that will draw upon these insights and provide a playbook for how to define the right innovation strategies for your organization to overcome the specific challenges that your organization faces and dramatically improve your innovation effectiveness.

The Return on Innovation Investment for the Enterprise: At Least $50 Million


One of the most common questions I’m asked focuses on innovation value. Specifically, how might I identify a tangible return on my company’s innovation investment and how can I summarily demonstrate that value within my organization ? Yes, I know that these steps might individually be complex, but once you develop a method and process (one might call this governance) it’s actually quite simple.

I’ll be Speaking at the Innovation & Creativity Summit 2017


Hello peeps! Just a quick post to let you know I’ll be speaking at the Innovation & Creativity Summit 2017 hosted by Nick Skillicorn, founder of Improvides Innovation Consulting, from 2 – 9 of April. You’ll also learn to understand your creativity, how to manage innovation and how to create and lead innovation teams. Sign up for the Innovation and Creativity Summit 2017.