Separate Innovation from Entrepreneurship!

Innovation Excellence

The words innovation and entrepreneurship became synonymous in our language, and the place we see this the most is in universities and business schools. Continue reading → Build Capability Case Study Creativity Culture & Values Design Disruption Entrepreneurship Innovation Management Product Innovation R&D Uncategorized business schools Disruptive Innovation executive programs Innovation Management Innovation Mindset organization Process universities

Researching Open Innovation @ AOM 2015

Open Innovation

AOM 2015 Frank Piller Marcel Bogers open innovationFor a second year at #AOM2015, Marcel Bogers has organized a PDW on “Researching Open Innovation” to help OI researchers discuss and develop their open innovation research. Session #140 will be held Friday from 1:00-3:00 pm in Vancouver Convention Centre East. Room #001 looks like it will hold more than 120 people, which is fortunate given last year’s strong demand. Last year, Marcel was at the U.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2015

Innovation Excellence

2015 was the fourth full year of operations for Innovation Excellence. To celebrate we've pulled together a list of the Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2015. But enough delay, here are the 100 most popular innovation posts of 2015 (each receiving 7,400 - 56,000 page views): Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Management News Social Media Strategy Top 10 marketing 2015 articles best of Entrepreneurship Lists Most Popular Process tools Top 100

7 Ways Corporations Are Driving Entrepreneurship Within Their Organisation

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Entrepreneurship Innovation California Conferences events lean startup silicon valleyIt’s a cruel paradox that many big businesses that are trying to transform to be more innovative, agile and responsive to customers are hamstrung by the very culture they’re attempting to fix. Here at the Lean Start-up conference in California.

Disruptive Entrepreneurship: Learning From the Young

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

In its May 2015 report,& Start-Up Innovation Inspiring Business Transformation: How Disruptive Entrepreneurship Is Driving Corporate Renovation and Reinvention, Business Performance Innovation Network, working with Tech Mahindra, probed the area around innovation

The 2015 Lean Startup Conference

Innovation Excellence

Entrepreneurship Innovation Corporate Intrapraneuring intrapreneurship startupsGE Powers up a New Generation of Corporate Innovation The company formerly known as General Electric (GE) is synonymous with technological advances such as the light bulb, TV and nuclear power but until recently its innovation processes that were forged in the industrial revolution had not kept pace. Speaking at the Lean Start-up conference here.

Get comfortable being uncomfortable


— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 5, 2015. — Scott Berkun (@berkun) August 3, 2015. — Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) August 5, 2015. — Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) August 5, 2015. — Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) August 5, 2015. entrepreneurship Innovation LeadershipWhen’s the last time you made yourself purposely uncomfortable? It’s something to think about.

Confessions of a Business Artist

Braden Kelley

You’ve got an MBA from London Business School, … Continue reading → Change education Entrepreneurship Government Innovation Art careers economics jobs music successI am an artist. There, I’ve said it. This statement may confuse some people who know me, and come as a shock to others. Braden, what do you mean you’re an artist?

Change 138

We should do our best at whatever job we take on


— Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) August 7, 2015. Siegler (@mgsiegler) August 8, 2015. — Nick Cook (@cookednick) August 8, 2015. — Patrick Breitenbach (@pbreit) August 11, 2015. — John Maeda (@johnmaeda) August 15, 2015. entrepreneurship Greatness Innovation Leadership John Maeda motivation Nick Bilton The New York TimesNo matter what you do for a living, should you do the best work possible?

In the future you are either a digital business or a dead business


— MITSloan Mgmt Review (@mitsmr) July 8, 2015. competition entrepreneurship Strategy analytics Artificial intelligence collaboration google hiring slackToday, every business is digital and it’s changing how business is done. But many businesses have yet to wake up and understand this reality.

Data 219

How Disruptive Entrepreneurship Drives Business Transformation

BPI Thought Leadership Media Coverage

Business Performance Innovation Network& (BPI) in partnership with& Tech Mahindraproduced a research report based on an online survey of more than 250 enterprise business leaders and innovators across North America, Europe, and Asia

The Seven Deadly Realities of Human Nature


Behavior Creativity entrepreneurship Greatness Innovation Psychology mastery psychology robert greene social intelligence The 48 Laws of Power the 50th lawWhat obstacles stand in the way of greatness? Being someone that is on the path of Mastery , I’m in tune with the obstacles that can impede me from achieving Mastery. So, anyone who’s overcome obstacles on the path to Mastery is interesting to me.

Study 214

Does the Internet Inspire Or Stifle Creativity?


Creativity entrepreneurship Innovation Critical thinking Facebook internet social media twitterHere’s an interesting question, does the internet threaten creativity or nurture it? , It depends on how you look at it. When we think about the internet, we think of many things: websites, blogs, social networks, social media, etc.

Customer discovery never stops


— Stanford Business (@StanfordBiz) August 26, 2015. Below is the interview, I recommend you hear it in its entirety because this is an important topic that all innovators should take to heart: entrepreneurship InnovationWhether you are optimizing exiting products or services, creating something new, or rethinking your entire business, as a business leader, what’s one thing you can count on to deliver new and unexpected insights?

Arnold Beekes On Being A Generalist


Creativity entrepreneurship Greatness Innovation Interviews Leadership PodcastOn this week’s episode we chat with my friend, and fellow Generalist, Arnold Beekes about being a Generalist and how to thrive in a society full of specialists. We need to cultivate more curiosity in people! I came to use the word “Generalist” after knowing Arnold, and have previously written about it at length ( here , here , here , here ).

Design 190

Think your business has what it takes to innovate? Ask yourself this question


Creativity entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Corporate Cultures Culture change nasaYou have an idea, potentially a great one, you tell your boss and colleagues about it and they all think it’s crazy. So, no go. Not even a chance to explore the subtleties; just no. Sound familiar? Yes, it’s the same old story in any type of organization that stands for doing more of the same.

Video 196

The attitude needed to be a better forecaster…and innovator


entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership amazon Decision making StrategyPeople who are good at forecasting, including innovators, are good at changing their minds; an uncommon attitude. Changing ones mind contradicts the conventional wisdom of relying on experts for right answers. Truthfully, experts have no place in predicting future events because when it comes to discovering and predicting the unknowns, experts are overrated. How so?

Serendipitous exchanges fuel innovation


— MITSloan ExecEd (@MITSloanExecEd) August 17, 2015. Creativity entrepreneurship Innovation collaboration Massachusetts Institute of Technology twitterWell, well, well…someone finally mapped out on Twitter what we intuitively know about how innovations happens : The more diverse a person’s social network, the more likely that person is to be innovative. A diverse network provides exposure to people from different fields who behave and think differently.

Study 176

It’s the little things that kill


Creativity entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Apollo program execution nasaOur society tends to focus on the big ideas. We love them, me included. But since big ideas have no precedent, no path to follow, the challenge is they require uncommon action; little details that need to be figured out beforehand. So, everyone likes talking about big ideas.

What every organization can learn from the CIA’s Red Cell to avoid stagnation


entrepreneurship Greatness Innovation Strategy Central Intelligence Agency strategic thinking Thinking outside the boxHow can your organization avoid stagnation and future proof itself?

In business, you change with the times or flame out


entrepreneurship Innovation Stephen Colbert Travis Kalanick Uber (company How is the world going to look like in 5 to 10 years? Unfortunately the average Joe doesn’t ask himself this question. Rather, people go about their daily lives without putting any thought as to how their lives will be different in the future. This includes people working in service industries like transportation; such as taxi drivers.

Change 181

The core ingredients behind Andres Carne De Res unique customer experience


Creativity entrepreneurship Innovation andres carne de res customer experienceMimes, live performances, actors, face painting activities, exotic drinks, a climbing wall…an art performance, right? It’s a restaurant in Bogota. But calling it a restaurant is an understatement; it’s an experience. Ask anyone about their experience with Andres Carne De Res and they will talk about the experience they had first, then the food.

What’s the difference between crap and good enough?


Creativity entrepreneurship Greatness Innovation Leadership SimplicityWhat’s good and what’s crap? Why do celebrate crap? This is the topic of this week’s podcast, and a discussion on our journey through embracing crap making and coming out better for it. I saying I repeat early and often is “Ok-ness is the enemy of greatness” You see, most stuff that exists is good enough, and that goes for people too. . People like crap, but think it’s actually good.

Rohan Light On Forecasting And Data Analytics


entrepreneurship Innovation Podcast Thinking data anlytics Decision making forecastingWe live in world in flux, various trends are crashing into each other to create heaps of data that most businesses are only just starting to discover. Forward thinking businesses that are innovation driven have established a capability for capturing and interpreting the data, turning insight into game-changing ideas. But most businesses are still lagging, big time.

Data 168

Building the new dynamics into our capacity to innovate

Paul Hobcraft

It is combining the four emerging forces of knowledge, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation, that make the growth models of tomorrow and forms the new innovations ‘black box, ’ as our need to really get into to fully understand and then leverage fully. Do we know what are the dependencies and commentaries are for building and sustaining innovation success?

Reputationville: A World Where The Work Finds You


entrepreneurship Innovation Podcast future of work podcast reputation social mediaImagine living in a world where, just like an Uber driver is waiting for you when you need it, the work finds you. To a certain degree, we’re already living in a world where reputation matters. But let’s take it a step further and consider other factors beyond who you know and what you know; what obstacles are standing in the way?

Change 165

Storytelling: Where to find the best stories


entrepreneurship Leadership storytellingWe all have stories to tell. But it isn’t always obvious. So, how do you find stories to tell? Good question, but they’re very much like coming up with ideas: you have to work hard to develop them. I listen to quite a lot of podcasts, including The Gist from Slate.

How To 167

Learning from mistakes: Using Bad Reviews to Improve Your eCommerce Site


entrepreneurship ecommerce Search engine optimizationOne of the most important aspects of your business is the ability to analyze past data. As a business person in a lightning fast business landscape, learning from your past mistakes quickly is your future! When you start to put your products out to market, you will inevitably get some bad reviews. No matter how precise your process may be, there is simply no way to get rid of human error or the random lemon product.

Live life at the intersection of interesting if you want to push possibilities everyday


Creativity entrepreneurship Innovation PerceptionThere a many traits that separate innovators from non-innovators , one of them is the ability to perceive differently. Put simply, perception separates the innovator from the imitator. Thus, innovations come from non-conventional views. So, if we’re to develop our own capacity for innovation, as well as create a culture that produces and delivers consistent game-changing ideas, we need to develop the ability to perceive differently.

One Lean Startup Experiment Per Week

Grasshopper Herder

Lean Enterprise Lean Startups Managing Entrepreneurship lean-enterpriseThe faster we can go around the Build-Measure-Learn loop, the faster we validate our business model. So how fast is fast enough?


Living Innovation at Merck Serono, by Ulrich Betz

Rapid Innovation in digital time

Ulrich Betz is Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Incubator’ at Merck Serono. Merck Serono initiated recently a great variety of open and participative innovation initiatives: Innospire Idea Competition, Innovation Boost 2015, Innovation Cup, Open Compound, Open Call for drug discovery, and Outcubation.

All Aboard the Sensor Revolution: How the Internet of Things is Driving Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Build Capability Consumer Innovation Entrepreneurship Innovation Uncategorized Business Models Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinking Internet of Things TrendsKeeping up with every new buzz and innovation is undoubtedly whiplash-inducing. But look away and you’ll be left behind. Are you going to be a mere spectator or will you drive innovation in your company?

Encouraging Intrapreneurs within an Innovative Climate

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Creativity Culture & Values Entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Uncategorized creative climate intrapreneurship VirginIn this article for Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Brand, I explore the encouragement of intrapreneurs within an innovative climate. Leaders are responsible for creating cultures and climates where innovation can thrive.

Five Big Mistakes Even Smart Innovators Make When Asking for Funds

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Business Models Entrepreneurship Uncategorized FundingCorporate innovators – engineers, marketers and sales professionals that desire to see their ideas come to life in an organization – face a wide range of obstacles when presenting new opportunities.

Achieving Innovations Capability Coherence

Paul Hobcraft

We have real opportunity today, in finding new ways in combining the four emerging forces of knowledge, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation, which will drive the growth models of tomorrow. Innovation often fails to align to the strategic needs.

The Small Business Guide to Growth Hacking

Faisal Hoque

Entrepreneurship homepage-recent Leadership & Management Entreprenuership Faisal Hoque fast company Freelance Economy Gig Economy Growth Sharing Economy Small BusinessInspiring stories, tangible advice, and compelling lessons from a fearless cast of entrepreneurs. Presented by OPEN Forum from American Express OPEN. The post The Small Business Guide to Growth Hacking appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

Innovation and The Art of Implementation (Part 1)

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Build Capability Business Models Case Study Culture & Values Entrepreneurship Innovation Inspiration Management Processes & Tools education Innovation Management Innovation Mindset innovative thinkingHow to counter Innovation Assassination? The Art of Implementation' is part one of a three-part series by Robert Brands.

New Disruption Study: How Entrepreneurship is Driving Corporate Reinvention

BPI Thought Leadership Commentary

With the inevitable rise of entrepreneurship and startups driving customer innovation, incumbent companies have begun adopting some of their techniques to either catch up or really stimulate transformation within the enterprise. A recent report by BPI Network called “Start-Up Innovation: Inspiring Business Transformation,” examines the impact of digital disruption on global enterpr

The Five Hottest Innovation Trends

Innovation Excellence

Check out these top five I-Trends: Continue reading → Entrepreneurship Innovation Technology The Economy 3D Printing algorithms Crowdsourcing startups TrendsThe start up craze. 3-D printing. Uber, AirBNB and the unstoppable On Demand Economy. We first reported on these and other driving forces of change in the inaugural issue of InnovationTrends (May, 2014).

5 Musts of Every Serious Startup: Examples and Analysis

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Creativity Customers Entrepreneurship Black Hat Entrepreneur SEO Site Promotion Startup White HatInnovation is not only about what you do and try to achieve. It is about how you do it in even greater degree. Examples and analysis from Melissa Burns.

Women in Innovation: We need more!

Board of Innovation

Board Of Innovation Jobs Team Entrepreneurship Female innovation PItfalls Recruiting Tech Woman Women in innovationAt Board of Innovation we have been wondering why our team mostly consists out of men. A first thought we had was that it might have something to do with the type of work we do, that women are underrepresented in the world of innovation. However, by openly questioning this on LinkedIn, we soon realised we are doing things wrongly. Read More.

Culture Knocks Out Strategy

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Change Culture & Values Innovation Leadership Management People & Skills Psychology Social Innovation culture authenticity Authenticity in Leadership change change management Entrepreneurship hcm hrm organization StrategyMany companies have a huge gap between their culture and strategy — a problem that only gets bigger in larger companies, especially when they are in transition.

What skills do we need to stay relevant in the future?


entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Podcast Artificial intelligence automation future of work workforce of the futureFrom the beginnings of organized farming to the advent of organized labor, work has dramatically changed. It has fundamentally shifted even more as we moved from the industrial era into today’s technologically enabled on-demand reality. The ability to automate work and use artificial intelligence to augment everyday tasks is now here.

Trends 136