Integrating old and new business models

How do you integrate old and new business models and technologies into your existing services?  In this blog, I discuss several options and compare these with how architects revamp old buildings.

Innovation fears

CB Insights surveyed 677 corporation and released a report with interesting findings on the state of innovation in these organizations. From the report it seems that companies fear innovation and don’t walk the talk.

How often should you launch a new service offering?

Does it matter how often you launch a new service offering? The answer is yes, it matters. Recent research from Georgia State University shows that the pace, rhythm, and scope of new market introductions have a big impact on the market value of pharma companies. What does that tell service firms? Finding the perfect pace […]

Customer discovery tips and tricks

In the various entrepreneurship and innovation programs I am involved with, Customer Discovery is always a key activity. While it may sound simple, in practice it is not. Interviewing users and potential clients about their needs and desires is challenging for startups and established organizations, yet, for different reasons. Below customer discovery tips and tricks […]

Impactful innovations start simple & small

When we think about innovation, we often think about iPads, Tesla cars, Space X rockets, Uber, new pharmaceuticals and other big and fancy innovations. However, most innovations do not start out as billion-dollar ideas. Rather the contrary, often small, seemingly unattractive ideas turn into impactful innovations. Unfortunately, this type of seemingly insignificant ideas often don’t […]

Overconfidence as the biggest pitfall to innovation success and what to do about it

Overconfidence drives poor decisions. We humans, tend to focus on the evidence for outcomes that we believe and want to happen, while ignoring other possibilities. As a result, overconfidence is the biggest pitfall when it comes to bringing an innovative idea to practice. Now, research has shown an effective strategy to avoid overconfidence: focus on […]