Xbox’s Hollywood Bust – when culture eats strategy for breakfast

July 24, 2014



Shut down It’s not only successful innovations that can get shut down (see “Shut down! Why Successful Innovations Die“) but also those that don’t get a chance to take of in the first place:  In the small print of Microsoft’s recent announcement to eliminate 18,000 jobs (mainly in the light of the Nokia acquisition) you […]

Shut down! Why Successful Innovations Die

July 12, 2014


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Why successful innovations get shut down. WhIle we expect unsuccessful initiatives and projects to get shut down, what sense does it make to stop hugely successful ones?

Balancing Risk of Innovation Project Portfolios

July 7, 2014


Successful innovation portfolio management is about balancing risk!
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Risk of Disruption Innovation projects are risky explorations.  Disruptive innovation projects even more so, and individual projects can be quite a gamble.  So, how can you limit the risk across your portfolio of innovation projects?  The goal is to increase the likelihood for the portfolio to succeed overall even if individual projects fail. (Quick note […]

Innovation Killers: The Corporate Immune System Strikes Back!

June 24, 2014


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Parallel Universes Our immune system protects our health and defends us against threats entering our body.  It identifies intruding germs, isolates them from the surroundings and flushes them out of the system to prevent further harm. Our immune system also keeps track of intruders formerly identified to reject them even more effectively should they ever reappear. […]

SOX for Snowden?

May 29, 2014


Checks and Balances (source: ThomsonReuters)

Quick Recap Edward Snowden, a former member of the U.S. intelligence community, released classified government data to the public in 2013.  He faces prosecution under the U.S. Espionage Act, remains on the run from the U.S. government and ended up seeking asylum in Moscow, Russia. The 1.3 million documents he released are the largest known […]

Google releases breakdown on the diversity of its workforce

May 28, 2014


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Originally posted on Gigaom:
After tip-toeing around the makeup of its workforce for a while, Google (s goog) released a blog post Wednesday afternoon that gave a breakdown of the company’s diversity in both gender and ethnicity. Collected from data gathered in January of 2014, the employee base of Google is predominantly white and male (61…

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Meet me at WOBI on Innovation, New York, June 4-5, 2014

May 28, 2014


WOBI on Innovation, New York, June 4-5, 2014

WOBI on Innovation, New York, June 4-5, 2014 at the AXA Equitable Center, NYC Technological advances are enabling revolutionary changes across industries and throughout every sector of business. Disruption is rife In 2014 WOBI on Innovation invites you to embrace disruption and learn to thrive in the chaos. Disruption can be a tremendous source of […]

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