Innovation Management

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

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 …

Lean Startups

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 …

Startups

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

When Chika Uwazie met Eric Ries, she asked, “When are you coming to Africa?” But she didn’t wait for him to arrive to start implementing Lean Startup …

Product Management

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, …

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 …

Research

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 …

Selling

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> …

Models

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:<p>It’s not because I don’t believe in the values of “new …

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 …

Optimize to be Wrong, not Right

By onApril 6, 2017<p><b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>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 …

Primary Market Research: Advice from MIT's Bill Aulet

Customer interviews are one of the most effective ways entrepreneurs determine if their idea can become a viable product or business. Unfortunately, …

Scaling-Up: Crossing the Internal Chasm in Corporate Innovation | Integrative Innovation

<i>This article was co-written with Frank Mattes from Dual Innovation and innovation-3.</i><p>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 …

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 …

Deep change – Good change – Bad change

Some time ago, I initiated a conversation with some folks on “deep change”. What is it? What are the leverage points in organisations to make it …

Jill Lepore on the Challenge of Explaining Things

Scholars who want to write beyond the academy often ask, where are the models for such a thing? Jill Lepore is often the answer. She is the David …

Avoiding the trap of low-knowledge, high-confidence theories

We’ve all laughed at detailed renderings of constellations overlaying a paltry set of stars that are in fact quasi-random. Like Fornax, which is just …

Chicago’s Startup Ecosystem: Some Reading

I’m going to Chicago tomorrow to attend the wedding of an old friend over the weekend. Chicago has always been a special place for me—I lived there …

Innovation Inside an Organization Requires Balancing Priorities

It always seems simpler to be able to start with a blank slate, and even better to be given just one project so that you can focus, but the reality …

Innovation

Twelve Forces That Will Radically Change How Organizations Work: The New New Way of Working

Related Expertise<p>The New New Way of Working<p>, Susanne Dyrchs,<p>Contact the Authors<p>Senior Partner & Managing Director<p>Susanne Dyrchs<p>Project Leader<p>Senior …

Why Entrepreneurs Should (Occasionally) Think Like VCs - Leaders Fund

Every day an entrepreneur is challenged with a near impossible balancing act:<p>Should I spend more to hire this amazing VP Marketing?<br>• How should I …