THE “LEAN STARTUP” MOVEMENT – by Jay Rao

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THE BIG-BANG VS. START-SMALL APPROACHES TO GOING INTO THE FUTURE. These days, the Lean Startup Movement is in full swing, largely thanks to the momentum of important books such as The Startup Owner’s Manual by Steve Blank and The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. The tomes popularize useful and powerful concepts that have been successfully practiced by select firms for decades. … Read More

Stop the Nonsense! Innovation is a Discipline

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Jay Rao  Ver artículo original / See original article A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlighted the problem we have today with innovation. Indeed, this once worthy term is being degraded by CEOs, consultants, marketers, and journalists for whom it is the buzzword d’jour. The term “innovation” has been deeply devalued—to the point of being a slogan or aspiration. Also, … Read More

Steve Jobs, Innovation, Culture and Discipline

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Steve Jobs was instrumental in shaping and in some cases reshaping the PC, Telecom, Internet, Media, Entertainment and Retail Industries. He created the post-mini-computer era with the Apple PC. And more recently he was one of the first to create successful business models around digital convergence, i.e., the coming together of data, voice and video. In doing so, Apple is … 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