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

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

Game-Changer

— MITSloan Mgmt Review (@mitsmr) July 8, 2015. It is now easier to develop and test ones idea before launching it to market. Before you would create your product or service, and then launch it with a solid marketing and hope people would respond well to it. Many products and services died pretty soon because the business didn’t understand the market and needs. It means you can test your idea before actually launching it to market.

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In business, you change with the times or flame out

Game-Changer

It is no secret that Uber is overtaking taxis in most every market it enters, so not surprisingly last week Uber CEO Travis Kalanick got heckled by a couple of people while doing an interview with Stephen Colbert. 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.

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Last Call! Innoloft Accelerator offers Startups $10k

Innovation Excellence

Continue reading → Entrepreneurship Innovation Technology Uncategorized collaboration marketing Accelerators entrepreneurs Investment startupsIf you've missed this, it's not too late: Constant Contacts's INNOLOFT is taking applications from eligible startups through Midnight October 29th. See details.

This is how launching on Product Hunt for the first time, hammered our expectations.

Board of Innovation

Board Of Innovation Business Model Innovation Innovate like a startup Business Model Blocks Business Model Kit Content Marketer Discount Entrepreneurship Product Hunt Startup Stash startups UpvoteLast week, we launched our Business Model Kit to the Product Hunt community. It was the first time Nick and I launched a product on PH, so this blogpost is a great opportunity to look back on this (great) experience.

Building the new dynamics into our capacity to innovate

Paul Hobcraft

In the past century we operated in mass production era, systems with standard goods and stable market conditions the ‘work done’ was equivalent to the ‘work to be done’. In today’s global market, with its rapid technology diffusion, disruptive and constant change with an emphasis on service the ‘ work to be done ’ is more important than the ‘ work done ’ and intangible assets are fundamental to this.

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

Game-Changer

When you start to put your products out to market, you will inevitably get some bad reviews. Over the course of his career he has conducted case studies on both social media optimization and non-profit marketing. 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!

Five Big Mistakes Even Smart Innovators Make When Asking for Funds

Innovation Excellence

Corporate 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. Continue reading → Business Models Entrepreneurship Uncategorized Funding

Achieving Innovations Capability Coherence

Paul Hobcraft

So we are still seeing the majority of organizations are struggling with innovation and in the process they are losing out financially, forgoing huge opportunities in not achieving future competitive positions or radically alter their market position. 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.

Future Proof: 4 Ways To Explore What’s Possible

Game-Changer

To foresee and anticipate how a market might play out or be created requires an entirely different skill set from the one that business schools teach; it requires sense making. entrepreneurship Innovation Leadership Strategy podcastTo imagine a future is easy, to imagine one that matters is another story. The world is changing fast.

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Beyond Silicon Valley: SeedStarsWorld start-ups

Innovation Excellence

SeedStarsWorld is not so much about mindblowing innovations, 'coming out of the blue': start-ups screened from emerging markets address real problems for real people, from e-commerce, and differentiate by a better execution. Continue reading → Competitions Culture & Values Entrepreneurship Innovation alisée de tonnac Emerging Countires Freesheh frugal innovation jugaad OkHi Prisync ScandidApp SeedStarsWorld Startup Washbox24

“Which Experiment Should We Run?” – 8 minute video

Grasshopper Herder

What are we learning about: Market (aka, Customer) or Product? Managing EntrepreneurshipFiguring out which experiment or research we should run starts by laying out our assumptions and learning priorities. The Unofficial Startup Real Book helps us organize our assumptions and learning priorities by asking two key questions: Which type of information are we gathering: Generative or Evaluative? Here’s […].

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The Three New Rules Of Growth Hacking

Faisal Hoque

How Do The Classic "7PS" Of Marketing Stack Up In The Era Of Social Media? Entrepreneurship homepage-recent Leadership | Management entrepreneurs Faisal Hoque fast company Growth Growth Hacking Leaders Leadership & Management Marketing Shadoka Social MediaThe post The Three New Rules Of Growth Hacking appeared first on Faisal Hoque :: Entrepreneur | Author.

The death of the 20th Century corporation

Matthew Griffin

However, while many organisations know that the people who could help them create the next blockbuster or break the next market sit outside their walls they also knew that unless they could find and hire them then that IQ would remain tantalisingly out of reach. Today over 180 Unicorns, a Venture Capitalist term for a start up that reaches a billion dollar valuation within a few years of opening its doors have disrupted every industry and created new markets worth over $1.5

Business Leadership – 7 Ways Mass Forms a Catholic Business Person

BrainZooming

I’ll share real-life examples that touch on strategy, creativity, innovation, and EVEN social media and content marketing. Making the shift from the structure a corporate job offers to entrepreneurship, it would have been easy to sleep in ANY DAY without an early meeting. From September 22nd to 27th, Pope Francis will be visiting the United States.

11 Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: why entrepreneurship can hardly be taught

Open Innovation EU

As opposed to entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial thinking is not necessarily bound to entrepreneurs (to be); it is an essential skill for ‘strengthening human capital, employability and competitiveness’ (Bacigalupo et al., This white paper has been originally published to the SSRN: Spruijt, Jan, Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: Why Entrepreneurship Can Hardly Be Taught (May 17, 2017). Entrepreneurship. 2015). 2015). Corporate entrepreneurship.

The Banks Guide to scouting Fintech

Matthew Griffin

This was the scene at the Finextra Future of Finance 2015 event held in London’s Canary Wharf this week but for all the bravado and chit chat there was one question on every Fintech’s lips – “How do I get my Fintech adopted by or noticed by a bank?”. Over the past five years though almost every one of the new 174 disruptive Unicorns who’ve collectively created new markets worth over $1.5

The rise and rise of Entrepreneurs

Matthew Griffin

Entrepreneurs have faster and easier access to funding, expert resources, advanced manufacturing and prototyping techniques and rapid routes to market and when you connect billions of people together the next great idea and the means to resource, develop and sell it are merely a click away. Google’s new product initiatives though have helped it increase earnings by $6 billion over the past 5 years but during the same period small start ups have created new markets worth over $1.5

“Open For Business” is a Promise Made

Gregg Fraley

The market will sort it out if given time. Creativity and Self-Expression Customer Service Economic Development Entrepreneurial Innovation Politics & Government civil rights Creativity discrimination entrepreneurship Governor Mike Pence Indiana Open for Business religious freedom Religious Freedom Restoration Act Wilkes-Barre PA Open for Business . It’s a real joy when a business opens its doors for the first time.

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.

The Innovation-Driven Disruption of the Automotive Value Chain (Part 2)

Corporate Innovation

So, at the very least, automotive OEMs have a market perception problem. Focusing on connected car and autonomous vehicles provides a clear indication of where the automotive companies see the larger market opportunity, while they continue to take advantage of their existing supply chains and gasoline-based propulsion infrastructure. 2015 Evangelos Simoudis. Innovation automotive innovation Big data corporate innovation disruptive innovation entrepreneurship

The Innovation-Driven Disruption of the Automotive Value Chain (Part 2)

Corporate Innovation

So, at the very least, automotive OEMs have a market perception problem. Focusing on connected car and autonomous vehicles provides a clear indication of where the automotive companies see the larger market opportunity, while they continue to take advantage of their existing supply chains and gasoline-based propulsion infrastructure. 2015 Evangelos Simoudis. Innovation automotive innovation Big data corporate innovation disruptive innovation entrepreneurship

Banks: Too large to fail, easy to Disrupt

Matthew Griffin

Technology is having a democratising effect on Entrepreneurship – it’s lowered the bar to entry and it’s shifted the power away from the corporations and into the hands of the individual. Over the past five years there have been 174 start ups like Airbnb, Beats, Box, Dropbox, FIS, GoPro, Jawbone, Nest, Palantir, Pintrest, Shazam, Spotify, SpaceX, Square, Tesla, Uber and Zillow that have hit multi billion dollar valuations and created new markets worth $1.5

Have the Banks already been Disrupted?

Matthew Griffin

Over the past two weeks I’ve talked to a number of senior C level executives from some of the UK’s largest retail banks to understand more about their views of the world and their perception of the market and while outwardly little looks like its changing at the Big Five banks their executives are not sitting comfortably. “Banks were once the corner stone of the community but today their industry is being disrupted and disintermediated.

The secrets behind building a Unicorn

Matthew Griffin

This article was updated on Apr 29th 2015. The billion dollar startup was once the stuff of myth but now they’re everywhere, backed by a bull market and founded on new, disruptive digital technologies and business models which make their speed of operation, rate of innovation and reach that much greater. You’ve heard their names and you’re already using their products and in many cases they are now the new market leaders, the companies everyone wants to be or to beat.

The Birth of an Institution to Create Positive Changemakers

Outside Innovation

The first students graduating from the newly accredited African Rural University on November 20, 2015, included the Pioneer Students who, since 2006, have co-designed and refined the University Curriculum and worked in the field to test the curriculum's efficacy in producing the desired outcomes: students who are able to help rural Africans transform their lives, livelihoods, and communities. On November 20th, an earth-shattering event took place.

Where Have All The Corporate Stories Gone?

It's Saul Connected

Guy loved the challenge and rose to it sharing a compelling story about Coca Cola’s attempts to introduce innovation and entrepreneurship into a huge enterprise. 10) Big companies still think storytelling is about centralized marketing and communications functions. A good transformation story is hard to find. Especially when you’re searching inside big companies.

The Innovation-Driven Disruption of the Automotive Value Chain (Part 3)

Corporate Innovation

For example, Toyota has invested over $5B on the Prius , BMW has invested over $4B on the development of the ibrand vehicles (ref), and GM has invested over $5B to bring Volt to the market. Despite the $1B+ investment that it required, the particular model has a limited market opportunity because of its price range. In order to target a bigger market Tesla has been trying to introduce the Model 3. 2015 Evangelos Simoudis.

The Innovation-Driven Disruption of the Automotive Value Chain (Part 3)

Corporate Innovation

For example, Toyota has invested over $5B on the Prius , BMW has invested over $4B on the development of the ibrand vehicles (ref), and GM has invested over $5B to bring Volt to the market. Despite the $1B+ investment that it required, the particular model has a limited market opportunity because of its price range. In order to target a bigger market Tesla has been trying to introduce the Model 3. 2015 Evangelos Simoudis.

Why Corporations Need “Coopetition” with Startups

KindlingApp

Business frenemies are not exactly a new concept, but it’s a surprisingly hot topic right now: as a 2014 study on Amazon’s coopetitive habits in Industrial Marketing Management put it, “by collaborating with its competitors, a company can build new capabilities and gain better leverage on its current ones, as well as boosting its brand and technologies.”. Often a startup’s goal is to be the next big disruptive innovation that changes the face of the market forever.

How to Avoid Innovation Theater: The Six Decisions To Make Before Establishing an Innovation Outpost

Corporate Innovation

Steve and I are working on what we hope will become a book about the new model for corporate entrepreneurship. For example, Google’s acquisition of Nest (which had customers, revenue and a distribution channel) allowed it to enter the connected home market immediately. This is the third in a series on the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Steve Blank.

How to Avoid Innovation Theater: The Six Decisions To Make Before Establishing an Innovation Outpost

Corporate Innovation

Steve and I are working on what we hope will become a book about the new model for corporate entrepreneurship. For example, Google’s acquisition of Nest (which had customers, revenue and a distribution channel) allowed it to enter the connected home market immediately. This is the third in a series on the changing models of corporate innovation co-authored with Steve Blank.

Why Your Company Should Celebrate Intrapreneurs

KindlingApp

Intrapreneurship is not just a waystation along the path to entrepreneurship, and it is important for organizations to recognize the innovation hero to maximize the potential of these driven employees. If their companies hadn’t hung onto their innovation heroes, these inventions would’ve been brought to market by their inventors as entrepreneurs, if indeed they made it to market at all. Savvy businesses know that innovation is key to keeping up with today’s rapid change.

Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Corporate Innovation

Steve and I are working on what we hope will become a book about the new model for corporate entrepreneurship. For decades, large companies (see Figure 1 below) have set up R&D labs outside their corporate headquarters , often in foreign countries, in spite of having a large home market with lots local R&D talent. They improved their penetration of local and regional markets by adapting their products to the country or region.

Innovation Outposts in Silicon Valley – Going to Where the Action Is

Corporate Innovation

Steve and I are working on what we hope will become a book about the new model for corporate entrepreneurship. For decades, large companies (see Figure 1 below) have set up R&D labs outside their corporate headquarters , often in foreign countries, in spite of having a large home market with lots local R&D talent. They improved their penetration of local and regional markets by adapting their products to the country or region.

How to Set Up a Corporate Innovation Outpost That Works

Corporate Innovation

Steve and I are working on what we hope will become a book about the new model for corporate entrepreneurship. Could allow the corporation to be disruptive by entering adjacent markets to the ones it currently serves. Could create and introduce new and disruptive offerings for new markets. And in turn connect corporate engineering with innovative startups and corporate strategy with regular updates on technology and market shift.

How to Set Up a Corporate Innovation Outpost That Works

Corporate Innovation

Steve and I are working on what we hope will become a book about the new model for corporate entrepreneurship. Could allow the corporation to be disruptive by entering adjacent markets to the ones it currently serves. Could create and introduce new and disruptive offerings for new markets. And in turn connect corporate engineering with innovative startups and corporate strategy with regular updates on technology and market shift.

Raise The Minimum Wage: It’s Innovation Policy

It's Saul Connected

I have always believed that the market should determine wage levels. But the market is cruel and getting crueler. I’m thinking about it from the perspective of my normal mantra that our economic future has to be about entrepreneurship and innovation. Raising the minimum wage across the U.S. may be our best innovation policy.

Innovation Outposts and The Evolution of Corporate R&D

Corporate Innovation

Steve has spent 21 years as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur in eight startups and the last 13 years as an educator – currently teaching entrepreneurship at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia and NYU. Steve and I are working on what we hope will become a book about the new model for corporate entrepreneurship. and the emergence of new industries, markets and customers. I first met Steve Blank when he started his enterprise software company Epiphany.

Innovation Outposts and The Evolution of Corporate R&D

Corporate Innovation

Steve has spent 21 years as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur in eight startups and the last 13 years as an educator – currently teaching entrepreneurship at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia and NYU. Steve and I are working on what we hope will become a book about the new model for corporate entrepreneurship. and the emergence of new industries, markets and customers. I first met Steve Blank when he started his enterprise software company Epiphany.