In this interview by Ray Garcia, Fran Chuán describes a framework for how to think of innovation and instill a culture of creative problem solution within highly operational organizations.
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
This article shares two strategies that are proving most effective for CEOs that aim to make their companies more innovative: developing a creative culture (people’s behaviors) and applying new processes and technologies.
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
Many times our beliefs restrict us. Sometimes, what we know puts limits to what we can know or imagine. Particularly, there are three self-deceptions that notably limit us in our day-to-day business activity:
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
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
“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
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
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
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