5 Business Model Strategies & Tools for Digital Innovation

Disrupt or be Disrupted… Here are Five Business Model Strategies & Tools for Digital Innovation   At some point every industry and every organization will face disruption. From retailers like Blockbuster and Borders Books to tech giants like Nokia and Blackberry, seemingly untouchable brands have been caught off guard by rapidly changing business landscapes. Your…

5 Innovation ToolKits to Drive Business Growth

Promoting a culture of innovation focused on business growth starts with providing practical tools that give anyone the opportunity to innovate in whatever they do. (Article based on the book, The Invisible Advantage) It’s one thing to say you want a culture of innovation. It’s another to actually get everyone truly innovating. We hear it…

4 Traits of Successful Intrapreneurs

In large organizations, Innovation come from Intrapreneurs. Here are the 4 most common characteristics that entrepreneurs exhibit within companies. Intrapreneurs are these unique individuals or entrepreneurs working within your company who promote innovative products, ideas, systems or services – thus the ‘intra’. These employees could be sitting in any function within the organization and are…

5 Ways to Innovate How You Innovate

Sustained competitive advantage comes from innovating how we innovate. That’s the essence of real innovation. In the past, new products and technologies consumed the vast majority of the innovation air-time. That’s no longer the case. The most innovative companies today realize that competitive differentiation comes as much from how they innovate as it does from…

Disruptive Innovation Isn’t a Business Growth Strategy (and How to Get it Anyway)

Disruptive innovation has become business’ biggest paradigm. Harvard’s Clayton Christensen coined the term and the New Yorker’s Jill Lapore recently tore it down.  While many companies scramble to create disruptive innovation strategies, the problem is that it isn’t a linear process or methodology. No single strategy or theory (even the theory of disruptive innovation itself) has captured how it…