Become Your Company’s VC Investor

Investments in innovation need to yield results. The most obvious (and easiest) solution would be to invest only in incremental improvements and in everything that’s very well connected to the core business, but that doesn’t mean it’s also the wisest. Acting and thinking like a VC investor when making decisions about your corporate’s innovation…

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Partnering With Innovators To Transform Corporate Value Chains

Collaboration is critical to scale innovation in today’s world as no company can solve sustainability challenges alone. Just ten years ago, corporates weren’t even speaking about sustainability, and most of the focus was on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). At that time, reputation was the main growth driver, and companies used to have…

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Unfreeze the Middle - Extend Your Influence and Create Culture Beyond Your Direct Influence

Organizations underestimate the mindsets that need to be in place to utilize the millions in investments they’re making in innovation. Too often, when innovation ideas leave innovation teams and need support from the organization at large on their way to market, they get stuck. In other words, new ideas are likely to meet the "frozen middle"…

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Being Innovative... About Innovation

We live in a time of great change- and innovation thrives on change. The pandemic altered the nature of change itself, and we're all still dealing with the impact of the many crises that unfolded. The good news is that innovators have the unique opportunity to make the best of it and unlock innovative thinking to succeed in the innovation……

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From Innovation Theater To Growth Engine

It’s time to overcome innovation theater. Research by the Boston Consulting Group shows that 75% of executives report that innovation is a top-three priority and driver of growth of their companies. Yet results in terms of growth from innovation rarely live up to expectations, despite an abundance of innovation activities. Furthermore, only 20% of…

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The Evolving Role of The Chief Innovation Officer

Innovation is evolving, and so is the role of the Chief Innovation Officer. A few decades ago, innovation was just a matter of inventing new products. That is no longer the case in the 21st century. As sustainability and other trends are pushing companies to reshape their core, innovation today is a matter of reinventing what you do, how you…

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Oh No! We Have A Rebel In Our Team

Rebels are the misfits, the crazy ones, the troublemakers. But are they really? What if rebels are actually your agents of change, the ones who see things differently, bring creative solutions to long-lasting problems, and are brave enough to commit themselves and get things done? It's about time we acknowledge the power of rebels, and create a…

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The Journey Beyond Fear

Fear is becoming the dominant emotion for people around the world. While understandable, fear is also very limiting. If we see the future as a threat instead of an opportunity, we tend to shrink our time horizons, focus on today, and adopt a win-lose view of the world. In other words, we don't pursue innovation. John Hagel III has spent over 40…

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Getting The Fundamentals Right

If you don't know where you're going, how will you know when you get there? You won't get results from your innovation programs, processes and projects if the fundamentals are lacking. It may sound obvious, but in most if not all organizations there's still quite big gap between aspirations and actuals. From setting a proper strategy and…

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Atomic Innovation: Five Tiny Habits To Amplify Your Innovation Culture

Success with innovation might have nothing to do with the latest trends. Often, the biggest difference is made by doing the mundane things differently, even if those seem boring or obvious. At our latest Innov8rs Unconference, we discussed the concept of “Atomic Innovation” with Elvin Turner, Executive Innovation Coach and Author of “Be Less…

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Navigating the Politics of Innovation

By themselves, brilliant innovations are not enough. To implement your idea, you need more than a compelling rationale in order to successfully navigate the politics of innovation. You can do the research, discover a big unmet customer need, hatch an inspired idea, prototype a solution, perform the competitive analysis, collect the ROI data- and…

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How To Green Your Digital Footprint

If the internet was a country, it would be the 7th largest emitter. The use of the internet alone causes emissions of roughly 2,3 million tons of CO2 daily. And these negative impacts will likely increase exponentially over time simply because the global population is growing and many people will still come online over the next few years. What’s…

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