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…

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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…

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Why Culture/Market Fit Matters (More Than Anything Else)

When it comes to the future of work, you’d be forgiven for thinking we should all religiously follow the example of a handful of currently-successful…

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When Fosbury Flopped: Three Lessons for Disruptors

In 1968, Olympic fans and athletes watched in bemusement as a college sophomore jumped over the high bar backward. Until that day, every gold medal…

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Intrapreneurship: People or Process?

Is innovation more about people or process? It has been one of the fundamental questions in our field- and the answer is probably both, as outlined…

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Confronting Innovation Challenges: Behind AllianceBernstein’s Transformation Journey

Despite calls for customer-first organizations, it’s clear that very few companies actually put the customer first — and risk alienating them with…

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Social Movements Can Teach Us A Lot About What It Takes To Innovate

When Occupy Wall Street took over Zuccotti Park, in the heart of the financial district in Lower Manhattan, they inspired the nation and the world.…

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Why It’s Important to Help Leaders Learn Fast From Failure

From a young age, we are programmed to avoid failure. Or we’re taught that it’s OK to fail as long as we don’t make the same mistake twice. But as we…

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Why Do So Many Innovation Programs Fail?

Whenever we talk to executives and ask how their past innovation efforts have succeeded, we usually get quite a muted response. Most have tried at…

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“Innovation” Has Lost Its Meaning. How Can We Get It Back?

The true definition of innovation has been lost amid the chaos of our infatuation with the new. Alain Sylvain explores how we got here and what comes…

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Calling BS on Corporate-Startup Engagement Myths

We need to take a step back from the accelerator fairytale to ask ourselves a fundamental question: why? Christian Lindener, Managing Director at…

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Loonshots: How to Embrace a Culture of Crazy Ideas

Why do organizations pull the plug on many of their greatest ideas, before they have the chance to take root or prove their value? Safi Bahcall…

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