Brands in Memoriam 2013

CorporateIntel

Blockbuster was two generations behind the innovation curve, and when Dish Network bought Blockbuster ostensibly as a storefront competitive tool in its battle with DirecTV, it was too little cavalry too late to justify the ongoing operating costs. MetroPCS : Remember when we could look forward to airwaves of virtually unlimited choice and price competition due to the wonders of telecom deregulation?

Soldiers & Hessians, Ronin & Ninja

Boxes and Arrows

With the right introduction, these external experts can demonstrate best practices that can gain a competitive advantage. As firms recognize the competitive advantage of customer experience, the question becomes: how to make this vision a reality. When UX’ers talk, they tend to talk about process, but the ability to deliver an innovative user experience starts before kickoff and lasts after the launch. Repeatable success in UX depends on the right culture.

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Evolving a Creative Workplace: Step 1

Boxes and Arrows

Offices convey a sense of importance, and I’ve seen them be a ridiculous, energy-sapping source of jealousy and competition among employees at larger corporations (“Whoa, he’s got a corner office?”, “How come she has a bigger office than me?”, When a company or team experiences rapid growth, it’s exciting. But more often than not, that success comes with a price.

Building the In-house Design Agency

Boxes and Arrows

Central funding creates a competition for the “free” resources and creates a perverse value on the service–that is, $0.00. The first article discussed the pros and cons of different UX team structures. For companies that depend on user experience for business success, a strong internal team is essential. But how do you get there from here?

Evolving a Creative Workplace: Step 5

Boxes and Arrows

This experiment has helped to enforce the idea that we’re in a competitive business, and the best performers make the most difference! In this ongoing discussion about growing creative teams organically, I’ve shared how to prepare your organization for successful expansion, how to plant the right elements into the mix, how to “ water ” for sustainable growth, and then how adding fertilizer can take your group’s motivation to the next level.

Digital Factory

Technology Created

The end result would be quicker delivery at a more competitive price point. It offers faster implementation of a technology solution which is a far more efficient use of your consultants and it puts your firm at a more competitive price point. Being a technology consultant is a fabulous job. We’re brought in to amazing companies to understand their business models and, by applying technology solutions, we facilitate solving the challenges they face on a day to day basis.

Remembering

Technology Created

“Schumpeterian Competition and Diseconomies of Scope; Illustrations from the Histories of Microsoft and IBM.” “The greatest advances in human civilization have come when we recovered what we had lost: when we learned the lessons of history.” Winston Churchill. Remembering history. Should we? What good is it anyways? The past is the past. How relevant is a world where technology was so weak, so non-integrated? Think about merely seven years ago.

How Fragile Is a Brand?

CorporateIntel

In my view, Apple remains a legendary company with three key competitive advantages at the moment: Brand: One of the most magnificent consumer brands of our time, expertly polished and full of lustre. Apple unveiled a bunch of new products last week, including numerous options in shape, size, and price point for a fuller line of iPads. Many of these products are desirable and will make great holiday gifts, but none comes close to pioneering a new category of experience.

On a Mission or Just Staying Awake

CorporateIntel

Choice 2: To overcome market forces and prevail over our competition! Is it the business leader’s job to respond to market forces and win market share from the competition? One of the themes I explore in my forthcoming debut novel, This is Rage , is the notion of motivation. This is a subject I hold dear, and one I focus on a great deal in the executive coaching workshop I co-lead with John Vercelli.

The Marketing Stakeholder Interview

Boxes and Arrows

While it’s seldom helpful to spend a lot of time on competitive research unless you want to build a “me too” product, you at least need to know what else is out there. Ideally, you will get to interview and observe people using these competitive systems, too. Some people see the competition as the other companies trying to sell similar products, but be sure to discuss the hidden competition, which might even be some combination of paper, telephones, and face-to-face communication.

Idea management software, what is it, why do we need it?

HunchBuzz

We provide these tools, but what makes us different from our competition? I get asked this question on a weekly basis; I also get told that idea management is an invaluable tool. It’s interesting to see other people’s perspectives on idea management, and why it’s so important. Simply put idea management software is just a tool, anyone can have tools, but without the correct management the tools are useless. Not a lot really, other than the fact we offer a different user experience.

What is Innovation Management?

HunchBuzz

From operations to top management, new technical and product development can help a company to survive, while also keeping a competitive edge over other companies in the same industry. What is innovation management? What is Innovation Management? With the life cycle of products becoming increasingly shorter today, innovation management is essential to companies that want to stay on the cutting edge of their industries.

Innovation Crowdsourcing

HunchBuzz

The $1 million prize for the best flavor was certainly enough to get the creative minds cooking, it was a major benefit for Lay’s, especially since they had already run similar crowdsourcing competitions in other parts of the world. Crowdsourcing has become a big trend, with many companies relying on feedback and ideas from the public to deliver a new product or update an existing one. Everyone has an opinion, which is something that more and more companies are banking on.

How Apple created two giants

Matthew Griffin

About the Author: Recognised in 2013 and 2014 by the public as one of Europe’s leading Emerging Technology and Disruption Strategy advisers Matthew Griffin is an international speaker who works with global Accelerators, Analysts, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Governments and Fortune and FTSE multi nationals to help them reinvent themselves and adapt to new market conditions. __. __. Click & Connect with Matthew: LinkedIn . mgriffin_uk . +44 44 (0) 7957 456194.

Have the Banks already been Disrupted?

Matthew Griffin

About the Author: Recognised in 2013 and 2014 by the public as one of Europe’s leading Emerging Technology and Disruption Strategy advisers Matthew Griffin works with global Accelerators, Analysts, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Governments and Fortune and FTSE multi nationals to help them reinvent themselves and adapt to new market conditions. “Banks were once the corner stone of the community but today their industry is being disrupted and disintermediated.

The rise and rise of Entrepreneurs

Matthew Griffin

Typically there are two groups that will be looking to disrupt your business – competitive corporations, either from within or from outside of your current industry and Entrepreneurs. “When people come together with a common purpose anything is possible. Entrepreneurs are becoming increasingly empowered and the businesses they’re building have already torn down and transformed entire industries and you under estimate them at your peril.”.

The Death of Consumer car insurance

Matthew Griffin

About the Author: Recognised in 2013 and 2014 by the public as one of Europe’s leading emerging technology and disruptive strategists Matthew Griffin works with Analysts, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Governments and global organisations to help them see, reveal and adapt to the impact that new technology driven trends and business models will have on culture, society and their business.

The death of the 20th Century corporation

Matthew Griffin

About the Author: Recognized in 2013 and 2014 by the public as one of Europe’s leading Emerging Technology and Disruption Strategy advisers Matthew Griffin is an international speaker and writer who works with global Accelerators, Analysts, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Governments and multi national organizations to help them see, lead and adapt to new business, cultural and societal trends.

The secrets behind building a Unicorn

Matthew Griffin

If you want to stand a chance of creating a successful business in today’s increasingly competitive world then I’d suggest that you follow each of these seven themes zealously. This article was updated on Apr 29th 2015. What does it take to create a Unicorn – a company that achieves a valuation of $1 Billion or more within five years of first opening their doors and why are there more of them than ever?

71 Innovation Methodologies

Open Innovation EU

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The 5 Ways Chairman Lampert Destroyed Sears’ Value

Adam Hartung

Back in January, 2014 CNBC headlined “ Tracking the Slow Death of an Icon ” as it listed all the things that went wrong for Sears in 2013 – and they have not changed two years later. While store employees and low- to mid-level managers could see competition – both traditional and on-line – eating away at Sears customers and core sales, they were helpless to do anything about it.

How China’s Shenzhen became the world capital of hardware innovation

Idea to Value

An estimated 44% of all money spent by the Chinese middle class in 2013 was on the service economy, which McKinsey estimates will grow to 50% in 2022, and a large proportion of this is done through smartphones. When people talk about innovative cities, most people think of Silicon Valley near San Francisco, Berlin, London or Singapore. But hardly anyone usually thinks of anywhere in China.

Amazon’s Innovative Answer to Same-Day Delivery Bottlenecks

IdeaScale

In 2013, Amazon entered into an agreement with the U.S. By innovating the last mile of delivery, the company hopes to strengthen its competitive edge while reducing its reliance on non-Amazon-associated delivery. Last mile delivery is the movement of a product to its final destination, which is usually someone’s residence. The logistics of last mile delivery have become a topic of interest in recent years due to the popularity of e-commerce.

Testing New Business Ideas: Learnings from OWLET [Part 1]

Strategyzer Innovation

We often use the OWLET team video from the International Business Model Competition in 2013 to illustrate how to de-risk new ideas, cheaply and quickly. At Strategyzer we often use the Owlet video (a pitch that led the Owlet team to win the International Business Model Competition in 2013) when we train business teams on how to execute innovation sprints.

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Creating more value in services

Norbert Bol

In the service industry, suppliers and customers think continuously about improving the process of value creation to remain competitive in a long term perspective. To make such an evaluation it can be helpful to find out what the sustainability attitude (Zoeteman, 2013) is of the supplier and the customer. 2013). 2013). In our service economy we create value together. Integrating ecosystem services can create more value.

Santander and the road to becoming a sustainable city

ideas4allinnovation

Coinciding with its launch, the community has promoted its first competition , where it asks Santander’s citizens for ideas to encourage sustainable mobility in the city.

Qmarkets and HeroX Join Forces to Deliver Comprehensive Open Innovation Solution

Qmarkets

Tel-Aviv, Israel — June 10, 2021 – Qmarkets, the award-winning supplier of innovation management software , has today announced its partnership with HeroX , the world’s leading platform for crowdsourced idea competitions.

Business Model Evolution Using the Portfolio Map

Strategyzer Innovation

Mature Business: Well-established, with a loyal customer base, a competitive field and stable growth. We have been developing our Business Model Portfolio Map for our new book, The Invincible Company. Like all of our tools, we have found that the Portfolio Map is a great storytelling tool. It can be used to show the evolution of a company’s business model over its lifecycle by measuring risk vs return.

Moving towards a new innovation service model

Paul Hobcraft

We all feel the need for speed as the pace of innovation quickens, as we face shortening life cycles, greater competition and growing market pressure. There was a report written in 2013 entitled and under, “ The New Normal: Competitive advantage in the digital economy ” written for the Big Innovation Centre, an initiative of The Work Foundation and Lancaster University.

Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 1

Tim Kastelle

At the beginning of 2013, Tim Kastelle and I identified four key issues in innovation management for the time to come. This requires companies to proactively or reactively innovate their business models in order to remain competitive. The platform environment is mostly characterized by a tension between collaboration and competition of the participating companies, often referred to as coopetition.

Citizen innovation for good governance

ideas4allinnovation

Thanks to the patronage of Banco Santander, Santander’s citizens participate in the city’s strategic planning since 2013, together with the City Council and through Santander City Brain.

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Could a high street Bank challenge Apple?

Matthew Griffin

. About the Author: Recognized in 2013 and 2014 by the public as one of Europe’s leading Emerging Technology and Disruption Strategy advisers Matthew Griffin is an international speaker and writer who works with global Accelerators, Analysts, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Governments and multi national organizations to help them see, lead and adapt to new business, cultural and societal trends. .

Evolution of Hyperloop: Propelling innovation the Elon Musk way

hackerearth

In 2013, Elon Musk pulled a famous all-nighter to publish a whitepaper on a revolutionary transportation system called Hyperloop. While Musk was not developing any commercial Hyperloops and plans lay dormant for almost 3 years, SpaceX announced Hyperloop pod competitions in late 2015 to accelerate the development of functional prototypes. The first competition was held in January 2016, where nearly 700 teams registered. “Travel anywhere on earth in a rocket under an hour.”

Qmarkets and HeroX Join Forces to Deliver Comprehensive Open Innovation Solution

Qmarkets

Qmarkets adds capability to plug into the HeroX Global Innovator Crowd Tel-Aviv, Israel — June 10, 2021 – Qmarkets, the award-winning supplier of innovation management software , has today announced its partnership with HeroX , the world’s leading platform for crowdsourced idea competitions.

Listen to Employees When Evaluating Leadership

Adam Hartung

A Banks jumped onto the list as #4 in 2013. And, of course, Radio Shack made the list in 2012 (#3,) 2013 (#5) and 2014 (#11) only to file bankruptcy in 2015. In 2013 the stock rose to $85 as it made the list #3. Similarly Express Scripts rose from $53 in 2012 to $62 in 2013 when it appeared on the list in position #2. While the data is less clear on Dollar General, it appeared on the list as #4 in 2013. Or due to some change in market competition.

Avoid the Iridium Moment

Destination Innovation

This would give it a strong competitive weapon against Apple and Google. in 2013 it had 50 million users – far more ‘traffic sensors’ than Nokia could match. Every company has to make important strategic decisions. We can see with hindsight that some decisions which looked smart at the time turned out to be dumb. Often it was because the wrong assumptions were made. In his excellent book, Exponential Organizations, Salim Ismail coins the phrase an Iridium Moment.

The Innovation Intensity needed in the Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

Those that become “first movers” can gain significant competitive positions. Energy-related CO2 emissions from buildings have risen in recent years after flattening between 2013 and 2016.

Decisive to be innovative

Norbert Bol

Heath & Heath (2013) already found that we are not always good at being decisive, when we have a too narrow frame of all the options, we only look for confirmation, we are led by emotions and we are overconfident about the future. To improve our decision making, Heath & Heath (2013) proposed to: widen the options; reality-test our assumptions; attain distance before deciding and prepare to be wrong. 2013).

Innovation: How to Recruit and Retain Top Millennial Talent

Idea to Value

According to Deloitte’s 2013 Millennial Survey, which surveyed nearly 5,000 Millennials from 18 different countries, “78 percent of the world’s future business leaders believe innovation is essential for business growth.” [7] As discussed in Robert’s Rules of Innovation II , “Organizations that foster a culture of innovation will outhustle their competition in retaining tomorrow’s top talent and create the next game-changing innovations.” [9]

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How To Lead Through Crisis

Innovation Excellence

Our goal was to do more than just survive, but to position ourselves to be more competitive in the future. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne popularized the notion of a Blue Ocean Strategy , which focuses on new markets, rather than fighting it out in a “red ocean” filled with rabid competition.

Open Innovation Success Stories in the Car Industry

IdeaConnection

In 2017, Porsche launched an open innovation competition to find new ways to leverage blockchain technology, the technology that powers the crypto currency bitcoin. In 2013, the motor giant Citroen built the UK’s first crowdsourced car.

A $7.6B Write-off Plus Layoffs Is Never a Good Sign Microsoft

Adam Hartung

Amidst all these big tactical actions, it is completely unclear what the strategy is to remain a viable company as customers move, quickly and in droves, to mobile devices using competitive products. I predicted here in this blog the week Steve Ballmer announced the acquisition of Nokia in September, 2013 that it was “a $7.2B Because between 2011 and 2013 Nokia had already lost half its market share.

Some examples of co-creation that bring brand and consumer together

ideas4allinnovation

In 2014, the restaurant chain launched a major co-creative competition among its followers to reinvent its iconic hamburgers. Threadless was born as an artistic creation competition and has become a profitable business. In 2013, the potato chips manufacturer asked its followers about new flavors for their chips. In 2012, Canon launched a competition where it invited people to share photos in a community.