Innovation Management

By Tim Kastelle | Posts about managing innovation, creativity, idea flow and making work better.

Is Your Idea Commercialisation Ready?

Mousetrapia: Solving Problems That Don’t Exist<p>Technology Readiness Level<p>Investment Readiness Level<p>Metrics That Matter

‘Pitch the Immeasurable’ and Other Leadership Tips

It's not easy making the transition from manager to executive. One Medical VP Marketing Vanessa Hope Schneider shares the lessons she leans on from …

Leadership

It Pays to Be Smart - MIT Technology Review

Our economy is increasingly ruled by a few dominant firms. We see them everywhere, from established giants Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, and …

Innovation

How GE Appliances Built an Innovation Lab to Rapidly Prototype Products

Many large companies yearn to rekindle the innovative magic of entrepreneurship, but very few actually succeed. The reasons have been well documented and include:<p>Large, established companies answer to investors who value predictable, consistent financial results, and so are intolerant of the risks …

Innovation

How to Set More-Realistic Growth Targets

Many executives are fond of promising to deliver growth, but far fewer realize those ambitions. This is because many fundamentally mismanage the growth gap, which is the difference between their growth goals and what their base businesses can deliver. Filling the gap requires either innovative new …

Harvard Business Review

Enough

This guy never had enough, is that really you?The underpinning tenet of chasing exponential growth is that anything less than “all of it” is never …

Entrepreneurship

Corporates: You're doing it wrong

<b>Australian corporates are</b> “doing innovation all wrong” as the world is “accelerating away,” Startup Catalyst CEO Aaron Birkby says.<p>Mr Birkby has just …

Native Wisdom Is Revolutionizing Health Care

By Shari HuhndorfSouthcentral Foundation has vastly improved Alaska Native welfare while saving on costs by using traditional healing practices.

Health Care

GE has a version of self-management that is much like Zappos’ Holacracy–and it works

Last November, a team of technicians at GE’s aviation manufacturing facility in Bromont, Canada, realized they would miss production goals for the year if they continued working at the same pace. Without being told by a supervisor or enticed by a bonus, the team opted to skip breaks, stagger …

Management

Get Started Now: How to Employ Lean Practices in a Regulated Industry

<i>Written by Misti Yang, Contributor for Lean Startup Co.</i><p>Anne Boden, founder and CEO of Starling Bank, bought her second copy of <i>The Lean Startup</i> in an …

Global accelerators waste of money

<b>Spending taxpayer money to attract</b> huge global accelerator programs to Australia does a disservice to Australian startups and delivers few benefits …

Sometimes You Have To Say No: Five Insights on Learning from Customers

<i>Written by Misti Yang, Contributor for Lean Startup Co.</i><p>When Chika Uwazie met Eric Ries, she asked, “When are you coming to Africa?” But she didn’t …

7 Lessons From 100+ Failed Startups

There’s a joke about startups. “For every 10 startups you see in the market, 11 of them will fail.” I didn’t want to think that <i>my</i> startup would be …

The global forces inspiring a new narrative of progress

Growth is shifting, disruption is accelerating, and societal tensions are rising. Confronting these dynamics will help you craft a better strategy, …

Innovation

The negative effect of Govt R&D

<b>Government research and development</b> spending gets trumped by academic R&D when it comes to positive economic spill-over effects on business R&D, a …

Ideo Studied Innovation In 100+ Companies–Here’s What It Found

Innovation is hard to pin down, but with these six insights Ideo says it’s cracking the code.<p>How do you measure “innovation?” It’s something that every organization seems to be after–just look at AT&T’s Innovation Pipeline, Sephora’s Innovation Research lab, and the University of Pennsylvania’s …

The New Moats

Why Systems of Intelligence™ are the Next Defensible Business Model<p>To build a sustainable and profitable business, you need strong defensive moats …

Comparing Business Models: Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon & Facebook

<b>All five tech giants have similar business model building blocks, but the importance of each block varies in each model. We break it down for you in</b> …

Business Strategy

Who are the Founders of University Spinouts?

Venture capitalists place considerable emphasis on founding teams. As VCs, we think a lot about what personality types, backgrounds, and skills to …

It’s Not a Problem to Solve. It’s a Polarity to Manage.

I saw this image circulating around social media last week and I had to roll my eyes:It’s not because I don’t believe in the values of “new …

Management

What Deep-Tech Startups Want from Corporate Partners

<i>This article is the first in a two-part series on how big companies can collaborate with entrepreneurs and startups engaged in “deep</i> …

Why Warmth Is the Underappreciated Skill Leaders Need

When it comes to success in leadership, there has never been just one playbook. Some leaders are extroverts, natural mentors, and charismatic …

Leadership

Optimize to be Wrong, not Right

Let’s be honest. We have no idea what is going to happen a year, a week, or even five minutes from right now. And what’s worse, believing we do means …

Management

Primary Market Research: Advice from MIT's Bill Aulet

April 11, 2017<p>Customer interviews are one of the most effective ways entrepreneurs determine if their idea can become a viable product or business. …

Scaling-Up: Crossing the Internal Chasm in Corporate Innovation

<i>This article was co-written with Frank Mattes from Dual Innovation and innovation-3.</i> The race is on for companies to find big, explorative or even …

Innovation

We are pushing away from the old innovating core

I continue to investigate and explore as much of the thought leadership on innovation as I can, it continually points to a change in how we approach …

Innovation

Open source tools for discovering and building a startup

Cicada the model tech incubator

<b>Cicada Innovations is the jewel</b> in the crown of Australian incubators, but you won’t find it on most maps of the Aussie startup ecosystem. It is the …