Thoughts and insights on Innovation topics

The forever complex issue of idea management

The forever complex issue of idea management

Ideas don’t grow on trees, they mostly bubble up and are worked out before become a winning business opportunity. Which ones are poised to succeed and how to allow the good opportunities to flourish? Working too fast can create a sense of burning too much fuel in an ongoing chasing own tail dynamics. Thinking too much is not an option. How to strike the balance and which method is the good one? Is worth managing the ideas generation afterall?

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Customer centricity in innovation: easy to grasp easy to do?

Customer centricity in innovation: easy to grasp easy to do?

While no one would dispute the importance to take onboard customer needs, why is it that so many companies are still pushing offers that don’t satisfy their customer needs or don’t bring enough incremental sales or margins? We all understand that neglecting customer...

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Stage Gate: playing safe is a risky game

Stage Gate: playing safe is a risky game

Brilliant sketch article by Tom Fishburne. Most organisations can not live without a proper review process and yet, they often become a hurdle in itself. Why so? If Championing innovation means finding a way through, addressing risks without diluting what makes the...

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The death of innovation crowdsourcing as we know it

The death of innovation crowdsourcing as we know it

Is it the end of the innovation crowdsourcing model as we know it or it’s true beginning? Just came across interesting article from Anthony Ferrier (read here the original) where the author successfully touched on important and often bottleneck of the innovation...

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YO – Less is more

YO – Less is more

Muita gente (empreendedores, desenvolvedores) parece se perder em fazer o melhor app do mundo ao invés de pensar na melhor interação possível com o mínimo de funcionalidades disponíveis. Seria difícil de imaginar que um app com 1 funcionalidade seria adotado e...

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THE NO. 1 REASON WHY BRAND EXTENSIONS FAIL

THE NO. 1 REASON WHY BRAND EXTENSIONS FAIL

“Many big-name companies have had both successes and failures with brand extensions. And the No. 1 reason why some brand extensions fail is simple: they don’t bring enough meaningful value to the consumer." comments on Dominique Turpin ( Dean of IMD)  posting  ...

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11 Ways Big Companies Undermine Innovation

11 Ways Big Companies Undermine Innovation

Roberto Abramovich‘s insight: Short sweet read for INTRApreneurs and innovation directors / marketing. Why big companies struggle to keep up with start-ups? “in pursuing new strategies like open innovation, hackathons, corporate venture capital investing, or the “lean...

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Parking Start-up failure: lessons learned

Parking Start-up failure: lessons learned

Roberto Abramovich‘s insight: A must read for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs pushing innovation in more structured (larger) companies. It takes courage to push innovation but also it takes skills to succeed. “More than two years ago, I shut down HelloParking. We...

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Innovation value chain

Innovation value chain

Read on Scoop.it – Innovation in Action For Original article, check knowledge.insead.edu Roberto Abramovich‘s insight: The Value chain principle is being there for quite sometime as best practice in business management (yet often forgotten). I came accroos to this 6...

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