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The Chief Innovation Officer Should be in Charge of New Territories. Not More. Not Less.

January 9, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, INNOVATION, Emerging IdeasComments (1)

By Albert Meige An analysis with Google Trends on “Chief Innovation Officer” shows an increasing interest starting in 2010. The term was actually coined and described by Miller and Morris in 1998, but it seems to have only received interest in the past 4-5 years or so. While the Chief Innovation Officer’s function is becoming …

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The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant

December 31, 2016 • INNOVATION, Videos, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

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Have We Lost the Ability to Listen to Bad News?

December 1, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Kim E. van Oorschot, Luk N. Van Wassenhove, Kishore Sengupta & Henk Akkermans Research shows that project managers continuously prioritised good vibes (positive, but subjective signals) over bad news (negative, but objective signals), which resulted in

Your Customer is Not Just King. He or She Can Be Your VC, Too!

December 1, 2016 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Finance & Economics, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By John Mullins Are you looking for a venture capitalist to finance or grow your startup but you’re struggling in doing so? Surprisingly, perhaps, the vast majority of fast-growing companies get the funds they need from a much more hospitable and agreeable

Reverse Innovation: A New World Order for Global Innovation?

December 1, 2016 • INNOVATION, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Simone Corsi & Max von Zedtwitz Recognising the growing role that emerging economies play in the global innovation landscape, the article provides a measure for the extent of the phenomenon identifying Asia as the main source of a new threat – and

Aargau – Scope for Life Sciences Innovations

September 27, 2016 • INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global BusinessComments (0)

For many years, Switzerland has been one of the most innovative and competitive business locations in Europe, as demonstrated by various rankings such as the Global Innovation Index and the Innovation Union Scoreboard. The canton of Aargau, in particular, has

The Bumpy Road to Business Model Innovation: Overcoming Cognitive and Organisational Barriers

September 21, 2016 • INNOVATION, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Nicolai Foss & Tina Saebi Although proven that innovating a company’s business model can significantly increase performance, a majority of companies fail to do so. The authors discuss the various cognitive and organisational barriers that impede

The Decoupling Effect of Digital Disruptors

July 28, 2016 • INNOVATION, Business Process, Emerging IdeasComments (1)

By Thales S. Teixeira & Peter Jamieson A new wave of Internet startups is disrupting established businesses by the process of “decoupling”. In this article, the authors discuss how these new digital disruptors allow consumers to benefit from one

Making 3D printing work for you: Defining Business Models for Additive Manufacturing

July 26, 2016 • INNOVATION, OPERATION, Business Process, Emerging Ideas, Supply ChainComments (2)

By Matthias Holweg, Kai Hoberg, Frits K. Pil, Jakob Heinen   Companies struggle to define the value proposition 3D printing brings: While the opportunities for improving products are obvious, how to generate value from it is not. Firms need to first examine

A Call for Corporate Entrepreneurship

July 22, 2016 • INNOVATION, EntrepreneurshipComments (0)

By Jim Dewald Jim Dewald discusses the processes towards corporate entrepreneurship which are needed for organisations to achieve longevity and success in the evolving market.   I find it fascinating that corporations are inherently capable and