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“Better before Worse” – are you dropping off the cliff?

July 31, 2014


Most change initiatives fail.  Statistics from MIT research suggest that for leaders managing change the ‘capability trap’ is the single major failure mode.  So, what is this trap, how is it set up and, more importantly, how to avoid it? As a quick disclaimer, the charts and examples are schematic and simple to get my […]

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


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?

Overcoming the Three Big Hurdles to Innovation in Large Organizations

April 3, 2014


Large organizations have vast resources – but this advantage inherently bears also a disadvantage: like large dinosaurs, with increasing size and maturity they lose the ability to adapt quickly to a changing environment as their smaller competitors can to seize business opportunities. The Big Three Let’s first identify the three typical obstacles that large organizations […]

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

November 11, 2013


Free download for Intrapreneuring book on Kindle Oct. 23-24 only!

October 22, 2013


Download your Kindle copy of Gifford Pinchot‘s “INTRAPRENEURING Why you don’t have to leave the corporation to become an entrepreneur” from Amazon for free on Oct 34 & 24th!

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

October 15, 2013