Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies
AUGUST 2, 2012
A few weeks ago I gave a seminar at an executive management class for a large, global company. Given my long career at IBM, as well as my more recent involvement with Citi, it is not surprising that I am particularly interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in large companies. It is different with large companies.
networks are the new companies
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
Nilofer Merchant wrote in The New How that, “Permission to innovate without asking happens when the strategy is co-owned.” ” - Wikipedia.
Companies and Movements
NOVEMBER 3, 2014
Movements and companies – what’s the intersection between these two? Sure, there are movements against companies – we all can name dozens of boycotts against specific companies for a variety of reasons, ranging from unfair labor practices to the politics of the countries they’re from. public companies since 1965).
FEBRUARY 16, 2014
pragmatic approach for some companies would be to support workers who are already practicing some aspect of PKM. Innovation PKM
The 7 roles of company directors in driving successful innovation
OCTOBER 22, 2013
I have just finished running a two-day program in Phuket for the Malaysian Directors Academy on The Innovation Zone: Unleashing the Mindset.
Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing
JANUARY 5, 2016
West and his SFI colleagues then went on to explore another social organization - the firm. How come cities live forever, while companies do not?
My Latest TEDxTalk “How Schools Can Save Companies From Collapsing”
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
The Future of Education – Innovation & Inspiration. They are truly both innovators and inspiring. Their theme in 2016?
Innovation is a network activity
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
In business, attention is paid to innovative individuals, especially those who go on to become captains of industry. Innovation
innovation means learning at work
MARCH 3, 2015
“So it is important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all philosophy in terms of successful innovation. Innovation is continuous.
The Science of Innovation
DECEMBER 17, 2014
Released earlier this month, the report was developed by the MIT Innovation Initiative , launched a year ago by MIT President Rafael Reif.
The Blockchain and Open Innovation
JANUARY 12, 2016
Transformational innovations don’t always play out as originally envisioned. Once in the marketplace, they seem to acquire a life of their own.
Disruptive Innovation Revisited
DECEMBER 8, 2015
What’s disruptive innovation all about? Some disruptive innovations succeed; some don’t. Uber is a case in point.
Liberate Your Company Through Employee Engagement
JULY 25, 2012
And most importantly, what can we do to liberate every company from them? . that would be the one on Employee Engagement. huge one , actually !
White House: Innovation in Higher Education
AUGUST 3, 2015
The invitation was somewhat cryptic, but basically stated that the focus on the meeting was on quality and innovation. This invite was then followed a week later with a link to a post by Ted Mitchell, Undersecretary of Education, on Innovation and Quality in Higher Education , to help prepare for the conversation. It’s their job.
6 key elements in effective innovation governance
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
In a more specific way, innovation governance is critical to enable any innovation initiatives. Below I will provide some brief notes.
The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation
JUNE 25, 2014
Only one company in six viewed cloud as a way of fostering business innovation. Cloud-based innovation is a major part of that evolution.
Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
The article argues that we should apply design thinking to the launch of the disruptive innovation itself - a process they call intervention design. .
Not all innovation is disruptive
JULY 14, 2014
Given all the talk about disruptive innovation lately, I thought I’d dust off several posts I have written on the subject and update them.
Innovation as a Journey into the Future
AUGUST 7, 2013
I recently read an excellent innovation report, - Strategic Orientations for Innovation: Chile in the 2025 Horizon.
Market-facing Innovation Labs
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
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.
Scale and Complex Systemic Innovation
JANUARY 2, 2012
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?” Entrepreneurs have sharp incentives to break into a market with a disruptive new idea that attacks the dominance of established companies.
Innovation is about making connections
MARCH 14, 2012
Companies have to foster richer and deeper connections which can only be built over time through meaningful conversations. Tweet.
“Never get sucked into the ‘company knows best’ approach to your career”
MAY 1, 2016
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.
The “Recombinant” Nature of Digital Innovations
AUGUST 20, 2014
Companies were thus able to engage in their core transactional activities in a much more productive and efficient way. industrial research lab.
Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges
AUGUST 21, 2013
Managing a Disruptive Innovation Initiative. There are many reasons why disruptive innovations fail in large companies.
Innovation is not a repeatable process
OCTOBER 23, 2012
Can innovation be promoted through better processes? This is how we create a culture of innovation. Innovation PKM
Transmedia Storytelling and Collaborative Innovation
OCTOBER 10, 2012
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.
Enabling Innovation – Book
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
If companies want to remain competitive in the global market, they need to focus on complex and creative work. Abstract. It destroys creativity.
A Conversation on Innovation
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
OCTOBER 10, 2011
Re: the negative side of innovation, there's a prettyconsistent assessment of innovation & technology, a pretty consistentstatement, by the youth in the occupy movement. If we go one step beyond innovation, we have actuallyreached a cusp in the west. Does the general population support innovation? Who are they?
Power Shift – People Running Companies by Apple?
AUGUST 14, 2012
The balance of power from companies running people to, hopefully, people running companies ” [Emphasis mine]. Really? Almost.
Revolutionary, Ordinary Innovation
AUGUST 29, 2012
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.
Innovation Hubs in the Global Digital Economy
APRIL 2, 2014
Disruptive innovations, - like the power looms allegedly smashed by protesting Luddites, - have been displacing human labor for the past two centuries.
Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves and Start Innovating in Education
OCTOBER 23, 2013
America has the best-managed companies and most vibrant startup scene, but this is largely despite our educational system, not because of it.
Six characteristics supporting excellence in service delivery innovation
OCTOBER 20, 2015
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.
Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation
JANUARY 19, 2012
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.
Innovation in Education: Companies outside of USA?
OCTOBER 28, 2012
Innovation in education is getting attention globally. The epicentre of edtech innovation is the USA. New and innovative teaching models through the use of technology are a global focus. What are the most innovative companies that you’ve come across that are NOT US-based But what’s happening globally?
Managing Complex, Disruptive Innovations - Some Lessons Learned
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
Over the past twenty years I have been involved in a number of initiatives dealing with disruptive innovations. How quickly should you move?
Keynote slides: Crowds and the future of creativity and innovation
JUNE 17, 2013
Earlier this month I gave the opening keynote at Crowdsourcing Week on Connecting the Crowd: The Future of Creativity and Innovation. Humanity.
APIs are enabling an unprecedented flow of innovation
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Below are the slides for my keynote on The Flow of Innovation. APIDays Keynote: The Flow of Innovation from Ross Dawson. Business innovation can be applied across five domains: product or service, marketing, process, organization , and business model. In a capitalist world, shareholders own the legal entity called the company.
User-Led Innovation Can’t Create Breakthroughs
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
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.