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.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

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.

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New demands on leadership

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In a blog post on Harvard Business review Bob Johansen write that it will be new demands on leadership in the future of cause accompanied with very predictable comments on the theme business as usual. He point out that leaders now and in the future has to be more agile at the same time strategic and masters in handling dilemmas. He write that Volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity will get worse in the future.

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