adapting Lean Startup

The struggle with adapting Lean Startup to the Corporate Environment

Steve Blank "The first time a few brave corporate innovators tried to overlay the Lean tools and techniques that work in early-stage startups in an existing corporation or government agency, the result was chaos, confusion, frustration and ultimately, failure. They ended up with “Innovation Theater” – great projects, wonderful press releases…

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Corporate Innovation Labs

Corporate Innovation Labs: Five Tips To Improve Results

Many corporates started experimenting with in-house labs, incubators and accelerators for accelerating innovation. However, most aren’t delivering upon their promise (yet). During our upcoming intrapreneurship summit in Amsterdam we’re going to address why most of these programs are struggling to get results, and how they can be improved. We sat…

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Design your intrapreneurship program

Design your intrapreneurship program for success – right from the start

Intrapreneurship: the beauty or the beast? While some organizations experience tangible benefits from their intrapreneurship efforts, others shut down their programs because results are lacking. We’ve said it before – intrapreneurship is for sure not a silver bullet, and there is no single way for doing it right. It comes down very much to the…

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corporate hackathons

Corporate Hackathons: there’s a method behind the madness

Corporate Hackathons... It does sound sexy but does it work? There’s more to corporate hackathons than just a weekend without sleep for producing some nice ideas. But what? We asked both the facilitator and the participant of a corporate hackathon to share their perspective in this blog. You have facilitated hackathons for several organizations.…

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Design Thinking + Creative Confidence = Innovation

Design Thinking + Creative Confidence = Innovation

Diana Rhoten Whether designing offerings or re-designing organizations, IDEO always applies a human-centered approach to innovation. This approach, known as Design Thinking, is best understood as a non-linear process that moves back and forth between Inspiration, Ideation, and Implementation. Inspiration is what motivates the search for new ideas.…

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Corporate Labs

Corporate Labs: Solution or Hype?

Jan Kennedy Following the trend and success of setting up labs and incubators for startups, corporates are investing millions on implementing similar approaches. But is it really working? “A thorn in my side”, Jan Kennedy says. “People need to realize labs are not an answer in itself”. As a taster to his keynote at the upcoming New York edition,…

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