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Strategy ahead of the technological curve

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 11/12/2020
Most established organizations tend to be a bit more prudent when it comes to new technologies and integrating them in their strategic options, however totally ignoring these is not an option either. Technology developments influence our lives. They bring about disruption by enabling business models that weren’t previously possible. Business models which squeeze out the […]
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To drive innovation, you must understand your ecosystem

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 17/11/2020
An innovation ecosystem’s many elements must work in sync for growth to happen, write Cris Beswick, Dan Toma and Ricardo Vargas In 1878 Leo Tolstoy released what would become one of his most acclaimed works, the novel ‘Anna Karenina‘. The book started with a quote that over the centuries has transcended disciplines: ‘Happy families are […]
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The First Step in Improving an Ecosystem

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 13/10/2020
In 1878 Leo Tolstoy released what would become one of his most acclaimed works, the novel Anna Karenina. The book starts with a quote, that over the centuries will transcend disciplines: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Taken literally, the quote is a good reflection on family […]
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Creating an innovation strategy is a team effort!

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 28/09/2020
An inclusive and consensual approach to developing bold innovation strategies is needed. Why, you ask? Historically speaking, strategy formulation was an activity reserved for a select group of individuals in an organisation or external consultants.  Starting in the 80’s the strategy development process was professionalised as it evolved from the chief executive’s domain into a […]
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The 9 Mistakes Venture Boards Make

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 31/08/2020
Although in principle everyone agrees that corporations need to get better at mimicking the venture capital world when it comes to taking investment decisions in ventures, in reality this is proving harder to apply.  One of the vehicles corporations created internally to be able to make better and faster decisions with respect to their innovation […]
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Measuring Ethics

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 04/08/2020
Today all industries go through changes, making an understanding of the factors that influence purchase decisions highly important. With every firm attempting to gain a desired share of the market by providing the highest quality products that are readily available at a reasonable price – the competition is fierce. However, in an abundant world where […]
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The Venture Boards

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 16/07/2020
Measuring innovation at product team level is not enough to have an innovation accounting system. Innovation has become an important activity for the survivability and future profitability of a company. Therefore more and more stakeholders are drawn to the process of building the company’s future offerings.  Keeping one group of stakeholders in the dark is […]
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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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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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