Ivan Rapin-Smith

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Should We Do It? Vs. Can We Do It?

<b>I’ve noticed that companies often gravitate toward focusing on hard technology and product challenges (the “can we do it?” aspect) at the expense of</b> …

11 Corporate Habits That Kill Your Company’s Innovation Engine

<b>Big companies have great execution habits to manage and improve proven and successful business models and value propositions. But those execution</b> …

Evolutionary and Revolutionary Innovation | Integrative Innovation

Triggered by a couple of recent discussions, I’ve been pondering for a while now over the question how evolution relates to revolution when it comes …

Innovation Needs Exploration

In <i>Sapiens</i>, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari argues that it was the exploratory mindset that led to European dominance over the world. Other empires, such as the Chinese and the Ottomans, had far greater military and economic power in the 18th century. Yet, it was the Europeans quest for …

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

by Ralph Ohr<p>As rightly pointed out by Tim Kastelle recently, it’s imperative to distinguish discovery from execution when it comes to startup and …

GE’s Bridge Over the “Valley of Death” for Innovation - MIT Technology Review

The main hall of the GE Power plant in Greenville, South Carolina, has 65-foot-tall ceilings and is the length of several football fields. Here …

Knowing When to Reinvent

No business survives over the long term without reinventing itself.<p>But undertaking deliberate strategic transformation—changing a company’s core …

Organizational Models for Breakthrough Innovation

Innovation activities that are radical or disruptive in nature, should be separated from incremental innovation around a company’s established core …

Technologies do not disrupt, business models disrupt: McKinsey’s Roth

Erik Roth heads the global innovation practice at McKinsey and Co. and is based in its Shanghai office. He is the firm’s leading expert on matters …

Innovation

Making Entrepreneurship Contagious

The best incubator for entrepreneurship occurs when entrepreneurs form close networks and nurture fellow risk-takers with their experience and …

Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Design has long played a major role in product innovation. But in the last few years, a shift has been underway bringing design to the very core of …

How to Design (and Analyze) a Business Experiment

<i>Jimmy Musto</i><p>The rise of experimental evaluations within organizations — or what economists refer to as field experiments — has the potential to transform organizational decision-making, providing fresh insight into areas ranging from product design to human resources to public policy. Companies that …

Management

Large company innovation gone wrong: Kashi vs. Kellogg's

Cereal-maker Kellogg's tried to expand its market by acquiring a vibrant upstart. Things worked well until corporate antibodies took over.<p>Innovation …

Innovation

One Theory on Why We’re Not in a Tech Bubble: The Corporation-Startup Innovation Shift

<i>Every week I seem to read a few articles centered around why we are or are not in a tech / VC bubble. Most of these focus on key metrics then vs.</i> …

Innovation