May, 2010

Company is a force for good

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Today, when moderating a table at founder alliance one of the delegates just came from a meeting with Bransson who dropped the line “Company is a force for good” Worth thinking about.

The flying geese

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In the Spring, when you see geese heading North for the Summer or South in the Fall, flying along in ”V” formation, you might be interested in knowing what scientists have discovered about why they fly that way. It has been learned that as each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following.By flying in ”V ” formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.

Entrepreneurial gut feelings – bad or good?

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In a new report from McKinsey they point out that leaders will be biased by their gut feelings and due to that they have to be able to judge the impact of the gut feelings. The technique suggested is to answer following questions and adjust the decision process after the answers: The familiarity test: Have we frequently experienced identical or similar situations? This ca be very helpful, but also misleading.

10 steps driving for innovations

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As you might recall many of my blog posts are about differentiation, localisation, and innovations. These are the key tools of success in the future where the global playing field has doubled in size and probably even more on creativity and knowledge due to all earlier people locked out now fighting for a place in sun. Being able to innovate you need a deeply understanding of sourcing and localization as well as being able to link it to tour differentiation strategy.

Assessing and Fostering a Culture of Innovation

Speaker: Magnus Penker, CEO & Founder, Innovation360 Group

Welcome to an interactive empowering session on how to sharpen your future through innovation management, which can help guide your company’s goals. During this webinar, Magnus Penker, international thought leader and author, will dive into how to assess and foster culture and capabilities for innovation.

Either you innovate or you’re in commodity hell

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Sam Palmisano, CEO IBM, recently said “If you do what everyone else does, you have a low-margin business. That’s not where you want to be”. Innovation is the wheel on creating differentiation and long term value, but is not just something that can be added, it is integrated part of the learning, the culture, the processes and the relation capital of a company. However how smart you are, how well structured you are, is does not help if you are not creative.

It’s The Angels’ Time

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That was the theme a few days back at 2010 Angel Capital Association Summit in San Francisco and the title of the speech by angel investor and blogger Basil Peters , who asserted that VCs are essentially dinosaurs saddled with too-big funds at a time when entrepreneurs can create companies cheaply and quickly, sometimes over a weekend.

Unconferencing challenge traditional training companies

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My old friends i London runninga session, unplugged and unconferenced, if you can join do that it will be an experiance. Reda more at [link]. The post Unconferencing challenge traditional training companies appeared first on Home of Innovation. Blog Uncategorized Unconferencing