CorporateIntel

Is Facebook the Next AOL?

CorporateIntel

I am suggesting that it could if Facebook does not radically rethink its business in real time and take immediate action to course correct. Here are the three most obvious areas of overlap I see between Facebook and AOL, and how addressing them now aggressively might change the course of history for the social network that changed our lives in the last generation much as the online access ramp that carpet-bombed the nation changed it in the previous generation. I used to like AOL.

What’s Eating Brother Elon?

CorporateIntel

What could you be doing to course correct that might give Musk reason to pay attention? Let’s start with what needs to be said before all else: I am an enormous fan of Elon Musk. I think he is quite likely the most important and visionary entrepreneur today leading the way in technology, business, and innovation. He walks in the American continuum of Edison, Disney, Gates, and Jobs. I wrote as much in a post dating back to 2014.

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Who’s Really Sitting at the Top of Every Organizational Chart

CorporateIntel

Long before the debate raged on whether private offices had run their course of usefulness—and just how truly dreadful the industrial cubicle could be—company leaders were debating the “optimal” way to arrange organizational charts in the Information Age. Facebook moved into a new office complex earlier this year, which Mark Zuckerberg has described as “the largest open floor plan in the world.”

The Rage Podcast: Voices All Around Us

CorporateIntel

Of course since we are talking the immensely flawed Kimo Balthazer, we are talking a dysfunctional romance. About three years ago I published my first novel, This Is Rage. It’s been an amazing journey, including creative development and four public readings of my stage adaptation. Now we have something additionally exciting to announce: the first three episodes of a podcast adaptation.

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. Most have already sustained massive damage, and we still have yet to see the scope of impact of the global pandemic that has upended the globe. Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination, and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, sustainable future growth. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department. Marketers are uniquely positioned to provide creative solutions to aid their organization in times of change and chart a course for navigating success.

Three Arguments Against Performance Reviews

CorporateIntel

The leader entrusted with course correction can ask a single question, and then shut up for about half an hour while listening to the answer: What did you learn from this failure? No one knows more than an employee who has failed what went wrong and how to course correct. I don’t like performance reviews. I never liked giving them, and I never liked getting them. They are like school report cards, only less well-meaning and more poorly formed.

The Many Lessons of Andy Grove

CorporateIntel

For many years he co-taught a course in strategy with my dear friend Robert Burgelman at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. I learned from Andy that almost every startup that presumes it is built to last is almost certainly on a crash course with obsolescence, that the vast majority of even robust corporations today last about half as long as a human life. We lost a great business leader earlier this year. His name was Andrew S. Grove, known to many as Andy Grove.

My Second Book

CorporateIntel

Sure, of course,” said Paul. As noted by the title, t his post is meant to announce the forthcoming release of my second book, Endless Encores. It will be published by The Story Plant on September 22, 2015 in hardcover and as an eBook. Since that is still several months off and I have at times already mentioned the book is coming, let me come back to that in a moment. I often get into the discussion of whether corporate mission statements matter.

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Dreaming and Doing

CorporateIntel

Of course not! Some people focus on dreaming. Some focus on doing. The ones who find a way to bridge the gap make change happen. Every once in a while, as Steve Jobs would say, they put a dent in the universe. Many people elicit feedback. A few of them take something away from that feedback and apply it to what they are dreaming and doing. Yet too many solicit the feedback and then bat it away, a check mark on their roadmap to convince themselves they are not building in isolation.

Elon Musk Blows My Mind

CorporateIntel

Of course you’re going to say, Well, in automobiles and rockets, people do die. I don’t know Elon Musk. I wish I did. This guy knows stuff. He’s the real deal. If there is a possible next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, it could be him. He’s not goofing around with thin stuff that’s going to come and go. He already did consumer software engineering as his opening act as a cofounder of PayPal.

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A Very Good Year for Good Men

CorporateIntel

And of course we occasionally have runaway hits that are off the charts. I started writing for The Good Men Project in its second year of life, offering to share some of my thoughts on business, creative leadership, and management also published on my own blog. In its third year I joined the board of directors and became a strategic advisor to the CEO.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Wings: Remastered and Revisited

CorporateIntel

I also remember a few brainstorms we had after we realized what a unique product we had developed, one for a CD-ROM version with recorded spoken dialogue that of course never happened, and one for a Wings sequel that would have been set in WWII, and who knows where that would have taken us. A few decades back, before I became a software and media executive and long before I returned to writing, I wrote the “screenplay” for a succesful computer game called Wings.

How Fragile Is a Brand?

CorporateIntel

Andy Grove calls it the Strategic Inflection Point , the change in market forces that happens and you miss it, and then it’s too late to course correct. Of course we will. 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.

The 70% – Part 2

CorporateIntel

Creative destruction, you say, the natural course of things business? In the Executive Coaching Workshop I co-lead with John Vercelli for Coaches Training Institute , we discuss early in the curriculum the pervasive epidemic of Bad Boss Syndrome. It is jaw-dropping how many employees reflect on the lack of leadership and vision they receive from those who manage them, how starved they are for inspiration, and how little it takes to turn a bad day into a good day.

Blog Begets 100

CorporateIntel

I tried to get the URL for that but of course could not, so I added Radio and there you have it, a bit of nonsense referencing radio on the internet. What Google sees matters, and what Google indexes is the whole shooting match (plus good writing, of course). I have already begun discussion of a follow-up book and may bend your ear on that, and of course I want to include you in the sales and marketing journey as my first book comes to market in paperback and eBook.

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Customer Disservice

CorporateIntel

” Of course he was kidding, but just saying those words aloud every morning to our trusted heroes on the front lines reminded them how important they were to our success, or how much pain they could cause if they forgot what they were there to do—help keep our customers our customers. Why do companies with big brands and tremendous momentum go out of business ?

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation. In this session, Paul takes us through examples of successful open innovation programs to explore the breadth of what open innovation can be for organizations and the value it can bring. This was a great session you don’t want to miss.

The Last Word on This Election Year

CorporateIntel

They may appear to be separate areas of study, but our connected world of internet communication, social media, dramatic global speed, and authority transfer to communities has put words and mathematics on a collision course of unified discipline. All week I have been trying to devise a clean getaway post for the year 2012 and it has been a struggle.

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Debate Takeaways Tallied Tactfully

CorporateIntel

These candidates still have time to course correct or double down on their strides, and in the same way, an account is seldom awarded after an early high stakes encounter. I try hard in this blog to leave out my personal politics, which isn’t all that hard to do since I consider the topic of business innovation and its various threads to be about as nonpartisan a subject as there should be.

Facebook After The IPO

CorporateIntel

All the web surfer experiences is they don’t have to create another user name and password, but if they want to do that, they still have the option (this is of course a two-edged sword, noted below under privacy). I bought a small amount of Facebook in the IPO. It was a flyer. It was unscientific. It was counter-scientific. It wasn’t meant to be a life-changer either way.

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The Quality Chronicles

CorporateIntel

Of course every great development company will have a final step in the process called Quality Control or Quality Assurance, but it is my sense that the QA formal group is there to be the standard-bearer for Quality and rally the company around it, putting a final go or no-go procedure in place before the world gets its hands on a product, but not accepting proxy status for an otherwise poor process. The recent “failed IPO” of BATS has to be a cautionary tale.

Online Courses to Grease the Gears of your Brain

Destination Innovation

I have now created a number of online courses to help you acquire skills in these areas. Please take a look at these courses. You can go through each course from your home or office at your own pace. The courses consist of a series of short lectures and a few exercises. My offer to you – a 30% discount on any of the courses using the link above or the code TW30.

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Innovation Confidence Course

Jeffrey Phillips

That factor was "create an obstacle course for ideas". What's wrong with an obstacle course? Shouldn't the best ideas be the result of an obstacle course? And then I remembered that my father, once and always a Marine, never referred to these as obstacle courses, but "confidence courses". Ideas, by themselves, are never going to make it through an obstacle course. The first is that there is some consistency to the obstacle course.

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Your Innovation Confidence Course

Innovation Excellence

Rather, what we need is either 1) a clearly defined path for ideas to follow that will assess, develop and validate ideas effectively or 2) confident idea partners who are experienced in running the obstacle course. What we need is not to think of innovation as a lonely idea facing a huge set of obstacles.

Improve Leadership Skills Today with Supervisor Courses [Online and Offline]

CMOE

Although it is difficult to replace the value of live, facilitator-led supervisor-development programs, digital or online supervisor training courses and blended solutions are good alternatives that can equip supervisors with the vital skills and knowledge they need so they feel confident in their ability to lead others and maximize the potential of the workforce. In some situations, online supervisor training courses can be more cost-effective for an organization.

How Asking Works: A Crash Course in Customer Discovery Questions

Grasshopper Herder

The post How Asking Works: A Crash Course in Customer Discovery Questions appeared first on GrasshopperHerder.com. Interviewing strangers is a science as much as an art. Learning how questions actually work can give you fresh insight into the customer discovery process. Customer Development Lean Startup Generative Market Research Interview lean startup

Ideas to Impact: New Online Innovation Short Course

Tim Kastelle

We just released a short course that I made for students at The University of Queensland. As part of it, I got to interview a lot of my favourite people at UQ, and for me, their stories are the highlights of the course. It’s called Ideas to Impact – and you can check it out here. The goal is to encourage students to think more entrepreneurially.

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Three Creative Thinking Challenges

Destination Innovation

They are taken from six creative challenges included in my new course – Boost Your Personal Creativity. You can use the techniques and tips in this course to help you approach challenges in new ways and to find better and even brilliant solutions. This course will inspire you to start on your creative projects. Creativity Online courses boost your personal creativity creative thinking creativity creativity challenge online courseAre you creative?

Free Online Course Materials for the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas

Strategyzer

In the last two weeks we have been inundated with emails from teachers, lecturers and professors struggling to move their classes from an in-person environment to an online setting. Training

5 Things University Courses Do Not Teach About Marketing

Collectivecamp

If you're a student currently in university or a working professional looking to study masters, it's time for a reality check

Free Online Course Materials for the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas

Strategyzer

In the last two weeks we have been inundated with emails from teachers, lecturers and professors struggling to move their classes from an in-person environment to an online setting. Training

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

If you’re in the Chicago or Denver areas, check out these innovation training course offerings. Gregg Fraley Innovation (GFi) is offering three public courses in late October and early November. Click on the course title to register. This deep-dive immersive course in innovation could change the direction of your organization – or career. It’s fall and it’s time to go back to school.

Help Us Prototype our Newest Course: Testing by Strategyzer

Strategyzer Innovation

Testing by Strategyzer, our newest online course, will walk you through the process of reducing risk and uncertainty around any new business idea. We are in the midst of developing the course, and we wanted to offer you a unique opportunity to co-create the course with the makers of the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Design. We have a limited number of licenses for the first 300 users that take us up on our offer to beta test the course.

Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses

hackerearth

Why take a course on innovation? List of courses. This is a round-up of short-term online courses for decision-makers who oversee driving innovation in their respective organizations. These courses guide you in gaining more insights about how innovation strategies and skills accelerate the operational efficiency and competitiveness in organizations. Course duration : 9 weeks. Course highlights. Course duration: 2 weeks. Course highlights.

Now’s the perfect time to plot a course for the future

Innovation 360 Group

The post Now’s the perfect time to plot a course for the future appeared first on Innovation Consultant | Innovation 360 | Home Of Innovation. While there is limited good news in the current COVID-19 crisis and the mobility limitations that it represents, there is an upside – it gives you time to think about your path forward. Innovation Management is not something that just happens. It requires a roadmap that identifies the path you need to take to improve your profitability.

Grading Crash Course: Green Belt + Black Belt – Stockholm

Innovation 360

Special occasion: Green Belt grading merged with Black Belt grading in a 3-day “crash course” from early mornings to evenings (boot camp) in Stockholm. The post Grading Crash Course: Green Belt + Black Belt – Stockholm appeared first on Home of Innovation. Green Belt. Purpose. Develop your strategic skills linking innovation and strategy. Mastering advanced innovation analysis. Accredited to sell the Innovation Playbook to your clients. Learn how to use InnovationIQ. Content.

Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses

hackerearth

Why take a course on innovation? List of courses. This is a round-up of short-term online courses for decision-makers who oversee driving innovation in their respective organizations. These courses guide you in gaining more insights about how innovation strategies and skills accelerate the operational efficiency and competitiveness in organizations. Course duration : 9 weeks. Course highlights. Course duration: 2 weeks. Course highlights.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

Course Description: Innovation Intensive is a one day, deep dive, into fundamental and advanced concepts in innovation. This course covers a great deal of ground — even experienced innovation professionals will learn new methods, tools, and concepts. This is a compelling and informative training course. Benefits of the Innovation Intensive course: Deliberate innovation that enables organizational survival and sustained growth. Innovation Intensive .

Grading Crash Course: Green Belt + Black Belt – Washington D.C.

Innovation 360

Special occasion: Green Belt grading merged with Black Belt grading in a 3-day “crash course” from early mornings to evenings (boot camp) at a Conference center in Tysons corner, VA close to both Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan International airport. The post Grading Crash Course: Green Belt + Black Belt – Washington D.C.

A Crash Course on Leadership

Idea Champions

Here's pretty much everything you need to know about being a good leader -- whether you are the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or the Director of a 5-person non-profit. Ready? Connect: If you want to lead people, you will need to begin by connecting with them, as in develop some kind of trusting relationship. No one is going to follow a leader they haven't bonded with. You may get compliance. You may even get cooperation. But you won't get commitment.

What is Intuition? Excerpt from my Great Courses lecture series

Michael Roberto

Here is a brief excerpt from my lecture series, The Art of Critical Decision Making , from The Great Courses. decision making intuition The Great Courses

5 Things University Courses Do Not Teach About Marketing | Collective Campus

Collectivecamp

If you're a student currently in university or a working professional looking to study masters, it's time for a reality check