Disruptive Innovation Revisited
JULY 9, 2014
The New Yorker described the article as “Rethinking the innovation craze.” In the end, this is the essence of strategy and 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 New Era of Smart, Connected Products
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
These new types of products alter industry structure and the nature of competition, exposing companies to new competitive opportunities and threats.
How Playing Games at Work Can Help Boost Your Productivity
SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
But what happens *if* playing games actually makes you *more* productive? In fact, they shouldn’t at all! Like Angry Birds.
The Real Unemployment Innovation Challenge
AUGUST 24, 2015
Re-framing innovation. Many people have put their faith on innovation as a way to resolve the unemployment challenges that we face. If we’re going to address the challenges ahead, we need to re-frame what we mean by innovation. So, what is the problem? Matching supply and demand. The changing nature of supply and demand.
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.
The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation
JUNE 25, 2014
Only one company in six viewed cloud as a way of fostering business innovation. Incremental investments in productivity don’t drive growth.
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. The gap between research, product development and the marketplace was pretty wide in those days. Not necessarily.”.
The MIT Inclusive Innovation Competition
MARCH 14, 2016
How can we accelerate the transformation of institutions, organizations, and human skills to keep up with the quickening pace of digital innovation?
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?” There is little question that small, entrepreneurial start-ups are almost always the ones that bring to market highly disruptive innovations.
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.
Disruptive Innovation Revisited
DECEMBER 8, 2015
What’s disruptive innovation all about? Disrupters tend to focus on getting the business model, rather than merely the product, just right.
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. .
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.
Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies
AUGUST 2, 2012
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. Its lead article defined the term as: “somebody who offers an innovative solution to a (frequently unrecognised) problem. This makes some sense.
Enabling Innovation – Book
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
This is counter-productive in dealing with complexity and working in perpetual Beta. Abstract. list price for this book. It destroys creativity.
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
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.
Productivity Tips on Presentations: Inform, Inspire and Motivate
JULY 10, 2012
Shouldn’t we be aiming at addressing that productivity overkill and do something about it? Seriously. That’s a huge problem.
Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation
JANUARY 19, 2012
These questions are the subject of MIT Professor Michael Cusumano’s recent book Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Uncertain World. Professor Cusumano offers six such enduring principles for managing strategy and innovation: Platforms , not just Products. Pull , don’t just Push.
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.
Some Puzzling Questions about Innovation in the Digital Economy
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
The bulk of the innovations in the industrial economy involved physical objects, physical systems and the physical world around us.
Cloud and “Game Changing” Business Innovation
MAY 23, 2012
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.
Embracing Disruptive Innovations: Organizational Challenges
AUGUST 21, 2013
Managing a Disruptive Innovation Initiative. There are many reasons why disruptive innovations fail in large companies.
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.
Innovators, imitators and idiots
MAY 3, 2013
Friday’s Finds: “first come the innovators, then the imitators, then the idiots … you can set your watch to it.” “Sad.
Innovation Hubs in the Global Digital Economy
APRIL 2, 2014
Part II of the paper deals with the economic and policy implication of this ICT-based production transformation. . Product creation.
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.
Innovation in Higher Education
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
We need to look at higher education through the lens of disruptive innovation, argues a report published last February, - Disrupting College: How Disruptive Innovation Can Deliver Quality and Affordability to Postsecondary Education. Disruptive innovations are based on two main ingredients.
Big-Bang Disruptions: The Innovator’s Dilemma in the Digital Economy
MARCH 12, 2014
The article was written by Larry Downes and Paul Nunes and published in the March, 2013 issue of the Harvard Business Review. It was later expanded into a book, Big Bang Theory: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation published this past January. . Nearly everything you think you know about strategy and innovation is wrong,” they note.
Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits
APRIL 1, 2014
The curriculum was based on their “ Innovating for People ” design methods recipe book and “ taxonomy for innovation.”
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.
Can Innovation Continue to Drive Long-Term Economic Growth?
JANUARY 23, 2013
The Economist takes a close look at the evidence that the world might have entered an innovation plateau, including recent productivity statistics.
Productivity Tips for the Mobile (Social) Knowledge Web Worker – TweetBot, Pocket, Evernote
JULY 5, 2012
Like I said, I truly meant those words that this particular productivity tool has become an extension of my memory. And here I am! For real!
Open Services Innovation
DECEMBER 1, 2011
Earlier this year, UC Berkeley professor Henry Chesbrough published a new book, Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era. For over ten years now, I have been thinking about the application of technology and innovation to services. from others’ innovation activities as well.”. They ?rst
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. Innovation has become a flow, and must be a flow.
User-Led Innovation Can’t Create Breakthroughs
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
At Apple, we don’t waste our time asking users, we build our brand through creating great products we believe people will love.”. To learn more.
Innovating our way out of the industrial era
JULY 9, 2012
However, we have an infinite demand for creative products and services. These are complex or arcane tasks being done by unique individuals.
An Emerging Platform for Digital, Inclusive Innovation
MAY 30, 2012
Together, these advances are giving rise to an Internet-based platform for digital, inclusive innovations. Inclusive innovation is a relatively new concept. It aims to develop of products and services that just about everyone can afford, even those in the bottom of the pyramid , that is, the poorer socio-economic groups around the world.
FEBRUARY 18, 2011
Optimal execution is only the cost of entry; continual innovation is the necessary competitive differentiator. In a time when competitors can copy your innovation in a matter of months (or less), you can’t just plan, prepare, and execute optimally any longer. Need I say more? Hint hint, nudge nudge, wink wink. social strategy