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Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I gave a seminar at an executive management class for a large, global company. The class consisted of up-and-coming executives, roughly in their late 20s and early 30s with 5 - 10 years in the company. The subject of my seminar was Managing Technology-based Disruptive Innovations. This makes some sense.

Disruptive Innovation Revisited

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The New Yorker described the article as “Rethinking the innovation craze.” In the end, this is the essence of strategy and innovation.

Chance favours the Connected Company

Harold Jarche

Supporting the creation of social networks can increase knowledge-sharing which can lead to more innovation, especially in networks built on trust.

The Rise of the Global Superstar Company

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The current rise of large companies is somewhat unexpected. Companies popped up to solve specific problems and then disappeared.

The 7 roles of company directors in driving successful innovation

Ross Dawson

I have just finished running a two-day program in Phuket for the Malaysian Directors Academy on The Innovation Zone: Unleashing the Mindset.

The Science of Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Released earlier this month, the report was developed by the MIT Innovation Initiative , launched a year ago by MIT President Rafael Reif.

The Connected Culture

Dan Pontefract

A ‘ connected culture ’ is one that simultaneously drives organizational clarity with precarious innovation. Innovation Identity.

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Foundational innovations must overcome many barriers, - technological, organizational, governance, political. ask Iansiti and Lakhani.

The 2016 MIT Inclusive Innovation Awards

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Several months ago, MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy launched its first annual Inclusive Innovation Competition (IIC). Examples abound.

The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Only one company in six viewed cloud as a way of fostering business innovation. Some of the reasons are organizational and cultural.

Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The column addresses a fundamental question that those studying innovation have been wrestling with for years: “Are big companies the best catalysts of innovation, or are small ones better?” After 20 years where startups have rightly dominated the innovation headlines, we will show that the pendulum may be swinging back.

The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. Once in the marketplace, they seem to acquire a life of their own.

Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article argues that we should apply design thinking to the launch of the disruptive innovation itself - a process they call intervention design. .

Market-facing Innovation Labs

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, they are being reincarnated in our 21st century information economy as market-facing innovation labs, with significantly different and broader scopes than those of the original industrial economy research labs. Most of these labs were established by large, successful industrial companies in the years after World War II.

The Connected Culture

Dan Pontefract

A ‘ connected culture ’ is one that simultaneously drives organizational clarity with precarious innovation. Innovation Identity.

If Your Enterprise Social Network Is a Ghost Town It’s Probably Due To Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

One I know thousands of other companies and organizations are struggling with at this very moment. We’re a financial services company.

OMG, its culture change time

Dave Snowden

If in doubt, blame the culture seems to be a golden rule in consultancy and management alike. Culture as an “…ideational system.

Stop Killing Your Corporate Culture

Dan Pontefract

Michael Thaman, chairman and CEO of Owens Corning observed: “Make sure that the DNA of your company is right. Focus on Open Leadership.

Innovation as a Journey into the Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read an excellent innovation report, - Strategic Orientations for Innovation: Chile in the 2025 Horizon.

Culture is entangled

Dave Snowden

In practice (and in theory) culture is tangled, indistinct and difficult to tie down. Innovation Polemic Strategy

Revolutionary, Ordinary Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

While the Square technology is very cool indeed, Davidoff’s key point is the ordinary nature of the innovation in question. The deal not only has the potential to change the way people pay for coffee and everything else, it also shows how small innovation applied to everyday tasks may be the next new thing for venture capital.

Enabling Innovation – Book

Harold Jarche

If companies want to remain competitive in the global market, they need to focus on complex and creative work. Abstract. It destroys creativity.

Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

Can innovation be promoted through better processes? This is how we create a culture of innovation. Innovation PKM

Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning

Ross Dawson

I earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing. Culture Networks (SXSW 2012).

Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Marketing and communications are essential when introducing a disruptive innovation in the marketplace, given the need to explain what the new initiative is all about to key constituencies including clients, analysts and reporters. The only way to satisfy their special needs is for them to do their own innovation and solve their own problems.

“Never get sucked into the ‘company knows best’ approach to your career”

Jane Hart

Always remember that YOU are in charge of your career Never get sucked into the “company knows best” approach to your career.” And watch your company take off.” The quote in the title of this blog post comes from my favourite post in April 2016, When it comes to career. Here’s a longer quote from that article.

Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Earlier this year, IBM’s Institute for Business Value published a very good report - The Power of Cloud: Driving Business Model Innovation. Although cloud is widely recognized as a technology game changer, its potential for driving business innovation remains virtually untapped. This will take decades to fully play out.

Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Through the years, I have been intrigued by the number of once powerful companies that are no longer around. Companies that are unable or unwilling to adapt to the changes in such a Darwinian climate will become marginalized or extinct. What works for one company may not work for another with a very different organizational culture.

Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It was later expanded into a book, Big Bang Theory: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation published this past January. . The authors’ key premise is that innovation is once more undergoing drastic changes, driven by the exponential advances in digital technologies. No company or industry is immune.” .

Innovation Hubs in the Global Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Disruptive innovations, - like the power looms allegedly smashed by protesting Luddites, - have been displacing human labor for the past two centuries.

Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It gave us both a marketplace-based mission and a new ground for our own behaviors and operating practices - in other words, culture.

The “Recombinant” Nature of Digital Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Companies were thus able to engage in their core transactional activities in a much more productive and efficient way. industrial research lab.

An Emerging Platform for Digital, Inclusive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Internet became an incredible platform for innovation, enabling startups, large institutions, and everyone in between to quickly develop and bring to market many new digital products and services. Its reach and connectivity led to the creation of all kinds of innovative, digital applications. There are already over 5.5

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Dan Pontefract

PC Magazine defines micro-blogging as follows: A blog that contains brief entries about the activities of an individual or company. Henry Ford.

Six characteristics supporting excellence in service delivery innovation

Ross Dawson

Last Friday, after delivering the breakfast keynote at CPA Congress in Brisbane (more on that in another post), I ran a half-day workshop at the partner offsite of a national accounting firm network on the theme of Disruption and Innovation in Professional Services. Continuous innovation. Continuous Innovation. Global sourcing.

A Great Stagnation or a New Golden Age of Innovation?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New paradigms emerge for guiding innovation and for determining winners and losers in the marketplace. In her 2002 book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages , scholar and writer Carlota Perez brings a historical perspective to these patterns of technology-based disruptive innovations.

Technology, Media and Culture - the Best of Times or the Worst of Times?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (AIL) was founded in 2010 to study the transformational impact of technology on culture and on the media industries.

Is the Link Now Broken Between Innovation, Jobs and a Higher Standard of Living?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Last week I wrote about innovation in the digital economy and some of the puzzling questions we are now wrestling with. in the US and 30.5

User-Led Innovation Can’t Create Breakthroughs

Steve Denning

The mythology is that “the user is king… Companies must become user-centric. But there’s a problem: It doesn’t work. On the contrary.

The Rise of the Platform Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The effect is much greater potential for innovation and growth than a single product-oriented firm can generate alone.”. trillion. Of the $4.3

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