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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

Join me at the Customer Experience Summit 2014 in Princeton/NJ on March 6, 2014

March 2, 2014

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Pharma Customer Experience Summit 2014 at The Nassau Inn Hotel, 10 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ on March 6, 2014

Join me for the SAPA-CT Milestone Celebration Meeting at Yale University on Feb 22

February 21, 2014

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“Bridging between US and China in Current Pharmaceutical World – Strategies, Innovation and Implementation” Join me at 11:15am at the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association‘s new Connecticut Chapter (SAPA-CT) Milestone Celebration Meeting held at Yale University (N107 The Anlyan Center, 300 Cedar St, New Haven, CT, 06511), 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Feb 22, 2014.

Join me in Boston for the Corporate Venturing in the Life Sciences conference this week!

November 11, 2013

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How to grow innovation elephants in large organizations

October 23, 2013

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Driving innovation in large organizations is like herding elephants.  Big and small elephants. – How so? Big Elephants in the Back-Office In large organizations, departments gravitate to sub-optimize their core business.  Silos form under local management to run their department more efficient – following the old mantra: do more with less. (Read more about silos […]

Women in Life-Sciences: Pharma Think Tank at UCSF on Oct. 30, 2013

October 15, 2013

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Join me in Boston for the Corporate Venturing in the Life Sciences conference this week!

October 3, 2013

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How Intrapreneurs avoid “No!”

September 11, 2013

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Say “No!” Books teach us how to say “No!” – they fill up entire shelves in bookstores to help us achieve professional success and personal freedom.  Rejecting requests from others helps us de-clutter our busy day and protect us from time-suckers and commitments we immediately regret. On the other end, we are asked to delegate more to […]

Top 10 posts for Employee Resource Groups (ERG) / Business Resource Groups (BRG)

April 29, 2013

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Here are my Top 10 posts for Employee Resource Groups (ERG) / Business Resource Groups (BRG): 1.  Why do companies need business-focused ERGs? The answer is as simple as this: Because it makes good business sense! 2.  Build ERGs as an innovative business resource! The increasing diversity of employees at the workplace led to employees […]

Top 10 Innovation posts

February 21, 2013

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Here are my Top 10 posts on innovation: 1.  What does it take to keep innovating? (part 1 of 3) Can strategic innovation rely on creative chaos? – To make a long story short, the answer is: No!  Read what it takes to consistently innovate and give you a very cool example too. 2.  How to become the […]

How intrapreneurs find executive sponsors

January 18, 2013

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Finding a sponsor can be frustrating! Have you ever had a great idea and went to your manager for support but found they were just not interested in it?  Nothing came out of it in the end, and you were disappointed?  Perhaps, you just turned to the wrong sponsor for your project, a common mistake […]

Job description for an Executive Sponsor

February 1, 2012

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Job description for an Executive Sponsor Executive sponsorship is an important prerequisite for the success of employee groups.  The challenge is finding a great sponsor, so what should you look for?  What would a job description for an executive sponsor look like?  ‑ Here are some practical ideas that have worked. Why executive sponsorship is critical […]

Build ERGs as an innovative business resource!

October 13, 2010

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The proposed business model for ERGs forms a foundation for continued innovation, strategic alignment and measurable results. It turns an ERG into a true and sustainable business resource for its members as well as the hosting organization.

Driving the ROI – where to start your projects metrics?

June 11, 2010

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The most compelling metrics focuses on the business impact of an ERG rather than on 'measuring the ERG'. Here are the rationale and a generic approach to deriving meaningful and business-relevant metrics for ERG projects.

How to attract an executive sponsor?

May 29, 2010

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Effective executive sponsorship is a key success factor for ERGs. This posting discusses the benefits of executive sponsorship and how to attract and recruit an executive sponsor.

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