Dual Innovation: Principles and Organizational Implementation at Bosch

Companies are striving to turn into “ambidextrous organizations” to become future-proof. Yet still very few know how to make it work- sustaining the core business and building new business concurrently. At our recent Innov8rs Unconference, we discussed these topics with Ralph-Cristian Ohr (Founder and Managing Partner at Dual Innovation), who…

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Horizon Planning is Wrong

The current way most corporations and innovation groups use the Horizon Planning Model is fundamentally wrong. This model comes from the book “The Alchemy of Growth” published in 1999 by Stephen Coley, Mehrdad Baghai, and David White. The original purpose of the Horizon Model was to help businesses find ways to protect their existing revenue…

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Executing Internal Projects

Driving innovation, growth, and success from within is at the heart of successful companies of tomorrow. Yet inside established organizations, disruptive ideas often fall short because of the bureaucracy, hierarchy, slowness, and cultural norms that permeate them. The tendency is often to suppress new ideas. In fact, employees are tempted to give…

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5 Ways To Get The C-suite On Your Side

Compelling, new, and engaging ideas are not enough- getting the C-suite on your side throughout the journey is essential to succeed with corporate innovation. But that's easier said than done. Typically, the leaders' first priority is the core business, and for a good reason. For them, investing in innovation ideas equals exposing the company to…

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The Design Thinking Law Firm: Innovating in a Delivery-Driven, Risk-Averse Culture

In 2021, global law firm DLA Piper was named the Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe by the Financial Times in recognition of their innovative approach to client engagement and their work in building a uniquely client-focused, inclusive culture across the firm. At the heart of their transformation effort have been the principles of human-centered…

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Selecting The Right Instrument For Innovation– A New Framework

Too many innovation projects fail not because the idea was bad, but because they were dealt with the wrong instrument. In fact, most innovation teams do not know how to decide which instrument should be used and when. Innovation instruments are not the same as innovation methods. Incubators, intrapreneurship programs, CVC, Venture Clienting, and…

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What Makes For Effective Innovation Teams?

Having the right processes and systems in place to manage your innovation programs and portfolio is key. But in the end, it's the people leading and doing the actual work that will make all the difference. Given the unique dynamics of the role, and the special skills required, it's not easy to find the right people for your innovation teams. As we…

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Unblock, Unlock, Unleash: From Business As Usual to Business Unusual

We’ve been told for years that we can predict the future. The reality is, we can't, suggests Scott Morrison, Founder of the Boom! and Co-founder of Loops. The world is changing rapidly, and there is absolutely no way to keep up with this level of change. The only thing we can do is create our own future and make it happen. And that’s our job as…

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Setting your Leadership up for Success with Disruptive Innovation

Corporate innovation is hard because it represents the unknown and uncertainty- and that's dangerous for leaders who have built their careers on certainty. They have managed to climb up to great heights and responsibilities by doing the things that they said that they were going to do for certain. The uncertainty that comes with innovation leads…

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Corporate Explorer: How Corporations Beat Startups At The Innovation Game

There’s a general assumption that radical innovation is something that large corporations can’t do- yet some corporate managers have flipped this logic on its head by building new ventures inside even the largest organizations. Research by Andrew Binns, Charles O’Reilly, and Michael Tushman shows how the world of “real corporations innovating” is…

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How To Build Capabilities For Innovation Company-Wide

The days of thinking that innovation equals running around with post-its and sitting on bean bags in fancy offices are over. We have started to realize that specific sets of company-wide capabilities and competencies are required for our companies to continuously innovate. So, how to build these capabilities and make innovation accessible to…

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Managing Intellectual Property in Innovation Ecosystems

Large companies increasingly work with an ecosystem of partners to deliver and manage disruptive innovation. Working together in ecosystems is more than a collaboration between one organization and another- it's about bringing together lots of different companies that previously might not have worked together. However, working together in…

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