Corporate Venture Building: The Practice

Previously, we explored why corporate venture building seems to offer a better path to innovation and growth. We outlined the key elements of the…

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The What & Why of Continuous Discovery

The best teams recognize that digital products are never finished; they constantly improve. There's always a need to have continuous product…

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Mitigating Not-invented-here and Not-sold-here Problems: The Role of Corporate Innovation Hubs

Innovation hubs often are set up to engage in external ecosystems and bring in new ideas from the outside. While the number of these "outposts" has…

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Entrepreneurial Employees: Intrapreneurship at Nestlé, Swisscom, Bayer, IKEA, Siemens and SAP

In every organization, thousands of new business ideas are waiting to be unlocked. If well supported, these could lead to major improvements of…

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Building an Open Innovation Ecosystem: The Evolution of Build/Buy/Partner/Invest Models

How can large companies reach outside their four walls to exploit the insights, expertise and investments of the broader open innovation ecosystem?…

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The Politics of Innovation

We know most innovations fail- but more often than not, that has nothing to do with consumer needs and market feedback. Even before being tested in…

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Four Design Principles for End-to-End Innovation

The management and ownership of innovation and portfolio management as two separate functions is not fit for purpose in a world where change is a…

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Corporate Venture Building: The Process

With 70% of M&A failing, and only two years after a big corporate acquires a startup, 50% of the top talent is gone, corporate venture building…

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The Evolution of the Corporate Innovation Function (And What That Means For Your Career)

These days, it’s hard to find a CEO who wouldn’t publicly claim how important innovation is. The trick is that in those statements, “innovation” is…

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8 Power Skills to Boost Your Impact as Corporate Innovator

If you're like most corporate innovators, you're always looking for ways to be more impactful in your organization. A career in innovations requires…

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Get To Next: From Innovation To Activation

Ideas matter. But unless we activate them, they will never reach their full potential. Activating innovative ideas – or making sure they actually…

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How to Build CFO Support for Your New Venture

Having CFO support is crucial for the success of your new venture. But how to overcome the resistance of a finance team, known to be more…

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