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Jobs to Be Done...Continuously

<b>A Brief History:</b><p>The Jobs To Be Done framework’s star is on the rise. Clayton Christensen, venerated HBS professor, seems to have coined the term as …

Product Management

Venture Capitalist: The Best Time to Be Innovating in SaaS is Now

Jason Lemkin is Investor and Founder Champion at SaaStr Fund. SaaStr Fund is a $70 million venture fund that focuses on early-ish stage investments exclusively in SaaS/enterprise/B2B start-ups. Lemkin is a hyper-founder centric VC and has sourced or been the first or very early investor in many …

Startups

9 lessons for scaling enterprise SaaS from the 2017 SaaStr Annual

Somewhere across the pacific I finally came up from the Silicon Valley bubble having been at the SaaSt Annual conference in February this year. I …

Turn Your Organization into an Idea Factory: Part I

Up to 80 percent of an organization's improvement potential could come from frontline employee ideas. However, the average employee suggestion box or …

Employee Engagement

Books Of 2016: Worth A Look

In the dispiriting year that was 2016, some books, studies and articles helped delineate the issues or point the way forward.<p><b>Competing Against Luck (2016) by Clayton Christensen et al</b><p>Let’s start on a positive note and begin with a book that has been 20 years in the making: <i>Competing Against Luck:</i> …

Rex Tillerson

3 Mandatory Characters You Need For Highly Innovative Teams

Hey everybody. I want to write my blog posts as authentic as possible. Therefore every single article is based on real-life experiences from my daily …

INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing air pollution

Next time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. Thirty years ago, NASA studied houseplants as a …

Salt & Water’s Portable Tiny House Concept

Serbian design studio Salt & Water has created a tiny house that’s designed to work within any landscape. The Tiny Eco-House is a prefabricated …

Dining Rooms

Six Insights From The Innovation By Design Summit

Innovation is easy to get excited about: It’s essential for any company to grow, and it’s a buzzword that just won’t go away.<p>When you’re limited to your office, only exposed to your team’s thoughts, ideas, and challenges, it might feel like your solutions are innovative. But sometimes, as soon as …

Innovation

Use Customer Journey Maps to Uncover Innovation Opportunities

<i>This Creativity Challenge and Customer Journey Map are an excerpt from David and Tom Kelley’s book</i> <i>Creative Confidence</i><i>.</i><p><b>CREATIVITY CHALLENGE:</b><p>EMPATHIZE …

Health Care

Los negocios de emprendedores que impulsa el Grupo Santo Domingo

Cuando en Colombia se habla del Grupo Santo Domingo, varios negocios vienen a la mente: Bavaria, Caracol TV, Cine Colombia, D1, Decameron, El …

Startup Spirit Corporate Entrepreneurship

Workshops and trainings<p>We equip individuals and teams with the practical knowledge and mindset needed to build a successful business, the lean …

Innovation

The Key Ingredients Of A Successful Innovation Strategy

<b>Published Date:</b> 2016-09-21 13:20:58 UTC <b><br>Tags:</b> Chief Innovation Officer, Innovation, Innovation Culture, Strategic Planning, Strategic Thinking <b><br>Title:</b> …

Innovation

Can you teach someone to be innovative?

I asked this question at a recent CoLearn MeetUp to a fellow colearner and he was quite taken aback by the question. It is a tough one and I think …

Innovation

The new paradigm for human-bot communication

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Xuchen Yao is co-founder and CEO, and Guoguo Chen and Kenji Sagae are co-founders, of KITT.AI. Daniel Li is an associate at Madrona Venture Group.</i><p>Chatbots offer the promise of frictionless access to goods, services and information, but creating effective bots can be deceptively tricky.<p>…

Chatbots

New Stanford Innovation Lab podcast series — Episode 1: Succeed by Failing “Ferrari Fast”

I’m delighted to share ECorner’s new podcast series, Stanford Innovation Lab. The first episode is called, How to Succeed by Failing Ferrari Fast. My …

Hella Bitter's Craft Your Own Bitters Kit

Almost two years ago we tried out Hella Bitter's all-natural craft bitters and found them to be a refreshing, premium alternative to mass-produced and (at the time) better known products. What began as a hobby for the Hella Bitters team ultimately turned into a fully funded Kickstarter that led to …

Bitters

Hochstadter's Slow & Low

It comes as a surprise to us that any prepackaged cocktail could strike the authenticity of its namesake. But Hochstadter's Slow & Low—a ready-made rye Old Fashioned—does just that. While not the best Old Fashioned we've ever tasted, Hochstadter's is pleasantly full-flavored and more than …

Cocktails

Los errores más comunes a la hora de diseñar tus Buyer Personas

Lo primero y más importante a la hora de desarrollar una estrategia de contenidos es tener claro claro <b>quiénes son los usuarios clave de tu producto o</b> …

22 Top CEOs Reveal Their Favorite Books (Infographic) | Inc.com

Just as the books U.S. presidents read shape their time in office, so do the titles that CEOs read during their tenure. Some reach for the classics like <i>The Catcher in the Rye.</i> Others go for the quirky, such as <i>The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.</i> Then there are those CEOs that read books about …

CEOs

Why Sephora’s Digital Boss Joined Stitch Fix, the Personal Stylist Startup That's Growing Like Mad

Bornstein is joining a four-year-old startup that sources say will do more than $200 million in revenue this year.<p>Talk to investors and retail industry execs and they will tell you that Sephora CMO and Chief Digital Officer Julie Bornstein has had her choice of new job opportunities over the last …

Stitch Fix

Lessons learned from scaling a product team

There’s been lots written about how Internet businesses <i>should</i> build software, from books like The Lean Start-Up, and posts from Google Ventures, but …

Product Management

Accel Bets Big On Startup-To-Startup APIs

Uber isn’t just Uber. It’s Google Maps, Checkr background checks, Braintree payments, and Twilio texts. The best way to do business isn’t to build it all in-house. Top companies are increasingly piecing together a composite of APIs from specialized startups. That lets them concentrate on their …

Startups

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

How to Create Better Ideas Faster | Inc.com

Have you ever tried to get your team to brainstorm a breakthrough idea for a product or service only to find the process mostly yields extensions of existing ideas.<p>Research on creative thinking gives us these four simple suggestions that will greatly aid in generating great ideas in a short period …

Creativity

OmieBox: The Healthier Lunch Box for Kids

OmieBox is a new, healthier lunch box that focuses on form and function. A far cry from the typical Dora the Explorer lunch boxes, OmieBox has an …

Healthy Eating

Sunstone Capital Backs Beacon Platform Kontakt.io To The Tune Of $2 Million

“Bluetooth Low Energy and iBeacon are the building blocks of the next wave of computing,” says Max Niederhofer of the micro-location technology that lets your smartphone trigger events based on how close you are to a Beacon transmitter. “It’s a cliché, but the possibilities are endless.”<p>If he …