The 5 habits of highly “modembitious” executives

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The term “modembitious” comes from the hybridization of “modest” and “ambitious”.  The authentic geniuses of business do not try to know everything. The most creative leaders do not only take advantage of the genius’ hidden power to attract new ideas, they take advantage of the collective genius in order to evaluate the ideas they attract. Not all the new ideas … Read More

Confusion between failure and mistake

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There is a lot of mysticism around the fact that one should fail in order to innovate. And, many times, we read the same statement with the word “mistake”. Be careful! A failure is not a mistake. A mistake is a proof that there was negligence, lack of reflection, excessive speed or an assumption of a certain cause-effect during the … Read More

How executives and entrepreneurs see risk: sinking the boat or missing it

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Some time ago we read in the Harvard Business Review’s blog a reference to Peter Dickson and Joseph Giglierano that called our attention because of its visual way of reflection and the analogy referred to the risk that everyone faces. And the perceptions and consequences that both of them produce too. Dickson and Giglierano state that executives and entrepreneurs face … Read More

6 building blocks for an Innovation Culture

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“The elements that make up a truly innovative company are many: a focused innovation strategy, a winning overall business strategy, deep customer insight, great talent, and the right set of capabilities to achieve successful execution. More important than any of the individual elements, however, is the role played by corporate culture — the organization’s self-sustaining patterns of behaving, feeling, thinking, and … Read More

(4/4) Developing Innovation Capabilities – The Journey

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This blog is the fourth in a series of snippets from my recent book in Spanish (that translates as): “Innovation 2.0: Why do we forget about the people when we talk about innovation? A practical way to create a culture of innovation.” Some weeks ago, I talked about the non-sense surrounding innovation – the rampant abuse, misuse and overuse of … Read More

(3/4) Innovation is a Discipline!

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Happy August! This blog is the third in a series of snippets from my recent book in Spanish (that translates as): “Innovation 2.0: Why do we forget about the people when we talk about innovation? A practical way to create a culture of innovation.” In my last blog, I talked about the misuse and overuse of this colossal beast called … Read More

(1/4) Innovation 2.0 — my new book

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I am very happy to let you know that my first book has been published. This book was co-authored with Fran Chuan, Principle of Dicere in Barcelona. The book is in Spanish. The English version will be coming out at a later date. In the meantime, you can get this book from Profit Editorial. In this and up-coming blogs for the … Read More