All too many startups are founded simply on the basis of a new and exciting technology invented by an industrious technologist. This is the origin of the “solution looking for a problem” and “if we build it, they will come” syndromes, which result in surprise and frustration waiting for funding, and waiting for customers that don’t materialize.
Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the economy. They’re innovators, experimenters, and risk takers, the driving force behind capitalism’s “perennial gale of creative destruction,” in economist Joseph Schumpeter’s evocative metaphor.
You may think you're getting more accomplished by working longer hours. Wrong!
There's been a flurry of recent coverage praising Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, for leaving the office every day at 5:30 p.m. to be with her kids. Apparently she's been doing this for years, but only recently "came out of the closet," as it were.
I was talking with a potential client who seemed cynical about innovation. In fact, most of our clients are both equally cynical and hopeful about innovation. They are cynical because innovation has often failed to deliver extravagant promises, and hopeful because innovation is one of the few tools that firms have to grow, to differentiate and to disrupt.
Most have experienced the power of "Web 2.0" tools -- tools like Facebook, Wikipedia, YouTube, Quora and others -- that empower us like never before to engage with and learn from the world around us. Now, new "Enterprise 2.0" tools are arriving in the workplace promising similar benefits. However, to benefit, organizations need to look beyond the technology to the critical mindsets that allow those technologies to succeed.
Established firms in the media & entertainment space struggle to prosper in the Digital Age. New business models, enlivened by technology, erode traditional sources of profit. What possibilities for reimagining the business exist?
Innovation may be an organization's life blood, but still its success rate in most companies hovers at just 17%. Even innovation leader P&G succeeds less than 50% of the time. What prevents companies from innovating better?
Product developers can learn much from manufacturing, but many have gone too far in applying ideas that work in manufacturing to their realm. That's because they have ignored some fundamental differences between the two disciplines.
Technique of the Future – a unique tablet, which, unlike his other colleagues are not trying to be a laptop in the new form. Concept Iris Tablet – a personality, a gadget with its functions and a new view of the world. The main difference between this model, of course, in a transparent screen, which opportunities are very wide.
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