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Innovation drives Diversity&Inclusion 2.0

August 14, 2014

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The traditional world of corporate Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is being disrupted by a new take on D&I and combining it with innovation and talent management.  What some perceive as a threat to the D&I establishment may just be the next step of evolution that could invigorate and drive D&I to new heights. Though not an entirely novel approach (see […]

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

July 24, 2014

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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 […]

Balancing Risk of Innovation Project Portfolios

July 7, 2014

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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. […]

Angel Investing within the Company – Insights from an Internal Corporate Venture Capitalist

May 21, 2014

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Breaking through the crust One of my favorite and most successful approaches to building a powerful intrapreneuring ecosystem is internal corporate venturing! It is an exquisite tool to cut through the crust of ‘red tape’ that bureaucracy builds up over time. Internal corporate venturing or “Angel investing” allows for nimble decision-making with a lean process to […]

School for Intrapreneurs: Lessons from a FORTUNE Global 500 company

April 20, 2014

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The earlier post “How you become the next Steve Jobs!” relies on an innovation ecosystem of sorts that already exists in your organization – but what if there is none? What if you find yourself in a place that struggles with Why mature organizations can’t innovate and Overcoming the Three Big Hurdles to Innovation in Large Organizations? It is not […]

Join me at the Pharmaceutical Multi-Channel Marketing Strategy Conference in Philadelphia, PA on April 24, 2014

April 18, 2014

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Location: Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City, 1100 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

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