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9 Signs Your Industry is About to be Disrupted

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 23/06/2020
With entrepreneurial successes such as Airbnb, Warby Parker or SpaceX taking over industries, the desire and ability to disrupt a sector via technological design is on the rise. Digitally advanced startups, entrepreneurs and innovators are disrupting the norm, in an otherwise controlled corporate industry, taking the lion’s share of markets and delivering far superior services […]
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Building bold strategies, one hypothesis at a time!

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 16/06/2020
With an abundance of global reports and surveys outlining the continued challenges faced by organisations in their quest to innovate, the single biggest issue we still see leaders make is not creating absolute clarity on strategy. And if you subscribe to the notion of “tomorrow’s prosperity is dictated by today’s leadership decisions” then innovation has […]
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Why smart leaders are building innovation maturity NOW!

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 28/05/2020
In the middle of any crisis, the leadership dilemma is always how to continue shaping the future while balancing the short-term need to navigate the current storm. The crash of 2008 was the last catalyst for step-change. Although it can’t be compared in the same light, we think the current COVID-19 pandemic will be the […]
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Slicing and Dicing Innovation Vehicles

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 07/05/2020
In this current global market, large corporate companies have seen first-hand their industries disrupted by innovative startups. Startups that bring new technology to their clients and offer customers something novel to an already existing need. For established corporates to stay ahead, they need to allow for disruptive innovation to happen internally. Allowing entrepreneurial, accelerated corporate […]
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Defensive vs. Progressive transformations

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 05/05/2020
Most corporations in need of transformation are complex organizations. This complexity was built in decades of focusing on optimizing the core business. With complexity people tend to lose sight of the big picture and become specialized. Hence the problem they see in front of them looks like the most important and urgent, while everything else […]
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Experiment Velocity vs. Learning Velocity

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 30/04/2020
I was partially wrong promoting ‘experiment velocity’ as an important Innovation Accounting KPI. I’m gonna tell you why and what’s the fix. But first let me briefly tell you how I initially concluded that ‘experiment velocity’ was the Innovation Accounting KPI to rule them all. Financial KPIs should not be used to measure new businesses. […]
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Are you Aiming to Manage Change?

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 28/04/2020
Before the COVID-19 lockdown, less than 1% of health consultations took place over a video link. Now video/internet and phone consultations are seen as the primary method of contact in the first instance between doctors and patients. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen public buildings repurposed as field hospitals, and factories retooling to produce […]
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Are you Aiming for Innovation Leadership?

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 23/04/2020
Are you ready to lead an innovation-centric organisation? Now don’t tell me that you are in a position of leadership so you must be! That’s a bit like saying you got a certificate for twenty-five meters doggy paddle in school and are therefore ready to swim the channel. Leading for innovation isn’t merely a question […]
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Innovation Maturity; Stop Guessing, Start Measuring!

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 21/04/2020
“Creativity without measurement is akin to chaos” [1] Please don’t take our word for it; this is a time when statistics can reveal far more than we perhaps want to admit. So let’s open by examining a few key facts, starting with a look at how innovation creativity, or the lack of it, impacts organisations […]
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