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Every Thursday, a deep-dive analysis on a technology or market trend, key concept, or innovation framework. No ads, no fee, no promo, no premium tier. We just aim to connect and grow our like-minded innovator community 😎
Dec
01
🟒 How (removing) friction is the secret sauce to digital innovation

🟒 How (removing) friction is the secret sauce to digital innovation

Digital has become such a force that we've become blinded and frequently fail to understand the core mechanisms at play. Sometimes though, these mechanisms cut both ways. Let's discuss how removing friction is critical to leverage digital and can also become toxic.
4 min read
Nov
23
🟒 Adapting your innovation process to different team cultures

🟒 Adapting your innovation process to different team cultures

Today it's all about a more nuanced and practical discussion on how to apply innovation frameworks depending on which type of team culture you're dealing with. And because we never have much time in innovation, let's boil it down to three types of culture.
6 min read
Nov
17
🟒 What's to learn from how (most) DTC startups failed

🟒 What's to learn from how (most) DTC startups failed

Direct-to-Consumer startups (DTC, or sometimes DTM for direct-to-market) were all the craze mid-2010s. Heralded by businesses like Casper, Away, or
7 min read
Nov
10
🟒 The 12 types of intrapreneurship programs you should know about

🟒 The 12 types of intrapreneurship programs you should know about

I still feel that intrapreneurship is discussed as a very narrow and generic practice within corporate innovation circles, when it's a wide and proteiform continuum. Here I'll try to map a few iconic types of programs I have had to implement (or been involved with) since 2012.
4 min read
Nov
03
🟒 Five points about Twitter's business model to help you navigate Elon's Musk acquisition

🟒 Five points about Twitter's business model to help you navigate Elon's Musk acquisition

Given the hectic flow of news regarding Elon Musk acquiring Twitter, then not doing it, then finally doing it... I though it'd be interesting to give some pointers about Twitters as a business and what could be the next steps.
7 min read
Oct
27
🟒 Just how far can the market's light penetrate your organization?

🟒 Just how far can the market's light penetrate your organization?

I'm going back today on the innovation portfolio discussion from a different perspective. The one that is concerned about customer-centricity, why size is an unavoidable problem, and what to do about it.
4 min read
Oct
20
🟒 The Magic Spot framework

🟒 The Magic Spot framework

The Magic Spot is the oldest framework I built when I started to consult with startups and then, tried to explain to MBA students there was some logic in the madness.
5 min read
Oct
13
🟒 The state of the metaverse (Q4, 2022)

🟒 The state of the metaverse (Q4, 2022)

A few discussions these last weeks led me to try to pinpoint where the metaverse is at as of late
18 min read
Oct
06
🟒 Preparing your innovation department for an economic nuclear winter

🟒 Preparing your innovation department for an economic nuclear winter

Many budget cuts may be underway for innovation departments in the following months. Blame poor visibility of your actions, the abrupt end of a golden age, or the poor example that major tech companies have been lately. The question is, what could you do about it?
4 min read
Sep
29
🟒 What is a canary in the coal mine?

🟒 What is a canary in the coal mine?

One innovation tool we often use is the "canary in the coal mine." I've been illustrating and writing about quite a few in different contexts these last few years but never really explained the tool and how to use it. So, here goes...
4 min read