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Strategy & Alignment

The "Hundred Club", Surviving the Innovation Business in a Long-Term Run

  Next time you switch on your TV or computer display spare a thought for the company who probably produced the liquid c...

Why a Job-To-Be-Done Approach Can Be Crucial for the Success of Your Innovation Program
Methods & Frameworks

Why a Job-To-Be-Done Approach Can Be Crucial for the Success of Your Innovation Program

How often do you get caught up in the numbers game in innovation? You are encouraged to generate lots and lots of ideas,...

3 Ways to Assess and Improve (Open) Innovation Structures
Strategy & Alignment

3 Ways to Assess and Improve (Open) Innovation Structures

In a previous post I was telling you about engineering an open culture and how tricky this task can be. As research show...

Sweating the Small Stuff
The Innovation Manager

Sweating the Small Stuff

 The Tour de France is a gruelling race, clawing your way up mountains, pounding along mile after mile of roads – and al...

Platform models are the new order of business need
Methods & Frameworks

Platform models are the new order of business need

We have seen the incredible rise of platforms that have become part of our everyday lives. Be these Apple, Google, eBay,...

Can you really engineer an open culture?
People & Culture

Can you really engineer an open culture?

The idea that an open culture can be engineered or that cultural change can be outsourced is tempting. So tempting, in f...

An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers
Methods & Frameworks

An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers

“Design thinking draws on logic, imagination, intuition and systemic reasoning to explore the possibilities of what coul...

Flirting with ideas
Ideation & Collaboration

Flirting with ideas

Vienna. 1926 and Slawa Duldig was looking forward to a pleasant Sunday walk in the gardens of the Kunst Historisches Mus...

Building & Managing an Ecosystem of Co-Created Value
Strategy & Alignment

Building & Managing an Ecosystem of Co-Created Value

“True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpe...

The Baldrige Framework: In Pursuit of Excellence
Methods & Frameworks

The Baldrige Framework: In Pursuit of Excellence

The history of management is littered with outmoded fads, those tools that seem to have a short shelf-life. There are a ...

Using the FORTH Method to Navigate Your Innovation Journey
Methods & Frameworks

Using the FORTH Method to Navigate Your Innovation Journey

Gijs van Wulfen has created a wonderful innovation method, the Forth Innovation Methodology, to provide a systematic way...

Ecosystems: Goods-dominant vs Service-dominant logic
Ideation & Collaboration

Ecosystems: Goods-dominant vs Service-dominant logic

“Anything that just costs money is cheap” John Steinbeck - American novelist Before we move on to see how ecosystems are...