Getting Fired & 6 Other Successful Intrapreneur Exits


An intrapreneur exit is not straightforward When a startup entrepreneur is successful their final destination rarely deviates from three endpoints: they get acquired, go public, or stay autonomous…

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Innovation Accounting: A New Scoreboard To Measure Innovation Performance


Financial reports have become unuseful for investors. Accounting is dead. Long live accounting? In his new book Innovation Accounting, Dan Toma, one of the keynote speakers at Innov8rs Barcelona,…

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[Innov#8] 8 Innovators Reflecting Back on 2019


#1 8 Innovators Reflecting Back on 2019 As part of Innov8rs Connect, our virtual summit early December 2019, we asked corporate innovators across industries to reflect back and share their proudest…

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8 Innovators Reflecting Back on 2019


Reflecting back over accomplishments and challenges can create clarity for the future. As part of Innov8rs Connect, our virtual summit hosted early December 2019, we asked corporate innovators across…

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ISO 56000 for Innovation Management: Everything You Need To Know


ISO 56000 looks like a lot of numbers and letters, but essentially it is the international standard for innovation management. It is a set of standard operation procedures designed to provide a…

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Internal Innovation Requires Patience and Persistence


Although most companies are now running internal innovation programs, so far we haven’t heard a lot of success stories. To the contrary: such programs tend to exceed budgets, aren’t delivering…

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A Guide for Intrapreneurs


A myth persists that innovators fit a certain mold. He (usually a man rather than a woman) is typically a young entrepreneur who gets an idea in college, moves to the West Coast, enters a garage with…

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How Should we Measure the Impact of our Ideas?


The essence of innovation is about improvement - and we know that this isn’t limited to radical breakthroughs. Rome wasn’t built in a day. But we’ve reached an inflection point when it comes to…

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Open Innovation – a Corner Stone of Corporate Innovation


Organizations that want to stay ahead of their market, can't just rely on own internal knowledge and resources. Collaboration across the boundaries of their organization is an important driver for…

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How Innovators at Thales Alenia Space, Société Générale and Osram Measure Progress


Just like the age of exploration from the early 15th century, we need to develop accurate tools to help us navigate our way - understanding where we are, what that means, and how we course correct to…

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On The Authenticity (And Legitimacy) of Innovators


The biggest attitude problem we can have as innovators is to believe that we have an automatic license to be listened to; that we have legitimacy simply because companies are being disrupted. "This…

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Balancing The Three Horizons: Stories of GE, EnBW and AirFrance KLM


Despite our love for embracing the new, there’s nothing quite like an enduring innovation framework. McKinsey’s ‘Three Horizons’ is one such useful and time-honored taxonomy: a way of helping various…

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