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Sep
29

πŸ”΄ 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
Aug
18

πŸ”΄ Timing technology push and market pull for incubation programs

One of the most requested frameworks I often have from corporate customers is how Gartner's hype and innovation diffusion work together. To my knowledge, this is weirdly never discussed. So despite this summer's heat waves here goes...
9 min read
Jul
22

πŸ”΄ Growth engine vs. Network effect vs. Flywheel

Not quite the summer's read for the beach (I know, I know) but an important article for startups and corporate innovators nonetheless. Why innovate if you don't bring change in the market at scale after all? And how do you plan for scale?
7 min read
Jul
12

🧁 Dealing with the paradox of choice in innovation

In a video made famous in 2007, when TED Talks still seemed amazing, Barry Schwartz made the case for limiting
3 min read
Jun
24

πŸ”΄ 9 Strategies for service innovation

This week, let's share one of the tools of the trade of business model innovation. It's a quick and super-efficient template to help industrials create value out of services, not engineering products. Which is always quite culturally challenging for many of them.
5 min read
Jun
01

πŸ”΄ The pace layers of innovation

Why the different forms of innovation can only move at a different speed. Not so much because some are slower or faster, but because they impact different layers of the market infrastructure.
3 min read
May
27

πŸ”΄ Building a proper innovation portfolio - Part 3

The last entry in our innovation portfolio series deals with the most important of it all: your organizational culture.
5 min read
May
26

βš™οΈ From business model to flywheel effect

If you read this blog – or better, if you've been working with us – you know that we frequently rely on
3 min read
Apr
29

πŸ”΄ Building a proper innovation portfolio - Part 2

In this second part of our series on how to build a proper corporate innovation portfolio, we are talking numbers, critical mass of projects, and optionality over serendipity!
7 min read
Apr
15

πŸ”΄ Building a proper innovation portfolio - Part 1

Few corporations have been capable of transitioning from a pipeline to an innovation portfolio. We can blame well-known business books for oversimplifying the issues at stake, but also, the non-linearity of a portfolio strategy genuinely baffles most executives. Let's share some insights...
6 min read