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Innovation Strategy, Execution – and War Games?

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I have long been an advocate for companies to develop an innovation strategy that fits well into their overall corporate strategy. I think this is a good way for aligning innovation efforts with corporate direction, but I must admit that I have some difficulties finding good examples of such strategies. The best one I know of is almost 5 years old – the Innovation Intent by Grundfos.


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Robert Bradford's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:32 AM

Of course, war games can help you develop your thinking about how to focus limited resources in the face of competition.  What's amazing is that people are just now coming to realize the utility of practicing these thought processes.

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What do you need to start strategic planning?

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By Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant Why do so many smaller companies have difficulty getting started with strategic planning?  Over 90% of Fortune 500 companies do some form of strategic planning, b...
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Robert Bradford's curator insight, November 20, 2013 4:04 PM

Great article on what you need to start strategic planning by Dana Baldwin

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Strategic Planning Thoughts: What you mean vs. what you say in your strategic plan

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What you say in your strategic plan may look nice, but if you don't mean it, you may be damaging your organization.

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Innovation Strategy, Execution – and War Games?

Innovation Strategy, Execution – and War Games? | Business Strategy | Scoop.it

I have long been an advocate for companies to develop an innovation strategy that fits well into their overall corporate strategy. I think this is a good way for aligning innovation efforts with corporate direction, but I must admit that I have some difficulties finding good examples of such strategies. The best one I know of is almost 5 years old – the Innovation Intent by Grundfos.


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Robert Bradford's insight:

Of course, war games can help you develop your thinking about how to focus limited resources in the face of competition.  What's amazing is that people are just now coming to realize the utility of practicing these thought processes.

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Strategic Planning Thoughts: What you mean vs. what you say in your strategic plan

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Robert Bradford's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:43 AM

What you say in your strategic plan may look nice, but if you don't mean it, you may be damaging your organization.

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What do you need to start strategic planning?

What do you need to start strategic planning? | Business Strategy | Scoop.it
By Dana Baldwin, Senior Consultant Why do so many smaller companies have difficulty getting started with strategic planning?  Over 90% of Fortune 500 companies do some form of strategic planning, b...
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Great article on what you need to start strategic planning by Dana Baldwin

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Top 13 investment banks' profitability comes under fire - Financial Times

Top 13 investment banks' profitability comes under fire - Financial Times | Business Strategy | Scoop.it
Top 13 investment banks' profitability comes under fire Financial Times Average profitability of the top investment banks, in terms of return on equity, was just 8 per cent last year, according to the report published on Wednesday by consultants...
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There are two things dramatically affecting investment banks' profitability right now - one is the intense scrutiny their activities face, and the second is the constant erosion of the advantages they once enjoyed due to asymmetry of information.  It is still possible for investment banks to score big profits, but the recipe for success that used to work is no longer valid.

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