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2018 framework to understand digital innovation

Digital innovation is being embraced by everyone — from startups to large corporations. New tools, frameworks and service providers seem to pop up …


5 entirely new kinds of chief executives - Eric Ries, Andrew Ng

Eric Ries says corporates need to ignite entrepreneurial thinking.Nordic Business Forum<p><b>Most companies today are ill-prepared for the changes ahead.</b><p><b>Some of today's best known thought-leaders are proposing entirely new executive roles so companies can keep abreast of change.</b><p><b>From Andrew Ng to Eric</b> …

Eric Ries

Don't Try to Be 'Disruptive.' To Really Have an Impact, You Need to Reverse Engineer the Future.

Innovation is moving at an accelerated rate. Here's how you can get in on the action.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The inventor and author Ray Kurzweil likes to say that the next 100 years will resemble 20,000 years of progress if we continue to innovate at our …


We Need Breakthrough Business Models, Not Breakthrough Technology

Technology doesn’t transform markets, business models do.<p>When humanity encounters a shiny new technology and senses its potential, we usually glibly assume that the world will instantaneously jump aboard and surf the resulting wave of change.<p>Anyone who has experienced at least one of these wave …


'Design and Leadership Are Inextricably Bound Together.' How Design Means Business to the Modern CEO

It’s no secret that great design can unlock revolutionary business opportunities, and the Brainstorm Design conference in Singapore kicked off …

Design Thinking

What Is A Minimum Viable Product, And Why Do Companies Need Them?

<i>Why is MVP necessary? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Julia Tokareva, works at RubyGarage, on Quora:</b><p>I have faced the problem that many clients coming to our company simply don’t know …

Product Management

Advertising in the digital age: why online-first is the future

While internet video continues to grow its coverage, television advertising is losing ground. Young people no longer watch TV as they turn to YouTube, Netflix, and other sources. As such, advertisers are actively transferring budgets from TV to digital sectors.<p>We are going to look into the …

Digital Advertising

5 Steps to Using Design Thinking in Learning Experience Design

Traditional instructional design models are based on systems thinking, a paradigm that promotes an analytical mindset. But our work also requires …

UX Design

5 Big Companies Practicing 'The Startup Way'

Startup consulting is big among big businesses. Here’s a selection of the larger enterprises Eric Ries has helped as a coach or …

Eric Ries

Here's what Lloyds' $4.2 billion digitization pledge says about banking's future

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Lloyds Banking Group, one of the UK's biggest banking firms, will spend over £3 billion ($4.2 billion) on new technologies and digitization over the next three years to boost …

Lloyds Banking Group

Why Enterprise Agile Teams Fail

Last week, I was standing in a conference room at a $20 billion company, facilitating a workshop on Agile. The group in attendance was made of the …

Project Management

Winning in Digital Innovation: Turning Scale and Legacy into Strengths - - Article - A.T. Kearney

Customer Experience

How banks can reinvent for a better customer experience

Fintech firms are scoring over banks in ease of service and payments

Customer Experience

An Inside Look at Digital Transformation: GE Power’s Lessons Learned

<i>GE has operated its monitoring and diagnostics center for nearly two decades, examining the performance and health of customers’ power plants and</i> …

World Economic Forum

Minimum Viable Product: Define the Best-fit Type, Method, and Follow Simple Building Stages

If there was a book about the most epic startups’ fails, it would have at least a thousand pages. Everybody makes strategic mistakes, even such …

Product Management

Entrepreneurship and Startups Infographic

Here are the main concepts related to entrepreneurship and startups in one handy dandy infographic. Its all here: business model canvas, lean startup, design thinking, growth hacking. For more detail check out my books on Amazon and online courses on Udemy.

Innovation and Uncertainty Go Hand in Hand in Business. Here’s What to Do About It | Heleo

Brought to you by American Express OPEN Forum<p><b>Eric Ries</b> is an entrepreneur, the bestselling author of <i>The Startup Way</i> and <i>The Lean Startup</i>, and the …

Lean Startups

Innovation Isn't About What You Know, But What You Don't

An idea can never be validated backwards, only forwards<p>When Steve Jobs first came up with the idea for the iPod, it wasn't actually a machine he had in mind, but "a thousand songs in my pocket." It was, at the time, an impossible idea, because hard drives of that capacity and size just didn't …


Citi Ventures’ Vanessa Colella: ‘No one runs innovation, it’s all about unleashing it’

As one of the largest financial institutions in the world, Citi takes its innovation efforts seriously. Combining internal and external models of …


Innovation: How can brands keep up with unpredictable audiences?

In a rush to stay relevant to keep up with the changing consumer needs and expectations, many brands are investing in new technologies to help them …

5 Characteristics of a Culture That Develops and Executes Breakthrough Ideas

Innovation happens by design. Build it in to your company, and it will show through in your results and relationships with customers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Peter Drucker, the father of modern-day business management, noted that a business has only two …

Business Strategy
World Economic Forum

Do it. Most things are reversible anyway

This comic perfectly encapsulates how many organizations make decisions.<p>They hold meetings, hire analysts, invite opinions, consult experts, analyze …


Athens Meetup Guide 2018: Ο απόλυτος οδηγός

<i>Ακολουθεί μπλα μπλα, κάνε scroll για τη λίστα.</i><p>Στο προήγουμενο άρθρο μίλησα για την ύπαρξη πολυάριθμων meetups στην Αθήνα όπου ενθουσιώδεις …

The WIRED Guide to the Blockchain

Depending on who you ask, blockchains are either the most important technological innovation since the internet or a solution looking for a …

Employee Engagement