Very often we listen to executives talking about initiatives addressed to increase sales. This concept, “increasing sales”, is –together with “cost savings” and “innovation”– one of the three most current concepts in any management team. It is absolutely legitimate and even logical to desire selling more, at a better price and being innovative. Nevertheless, there are some occasions in which … Read More
That’s how Guy Kawasaki‘s blog is called. Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) is an entrepreneur, writer, publisher and special advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google. In October 2011 he wrote a post called “What I Learned from Steve Jobs” in which he described some things –in particular, 12– that he learned from Steve Jobs during his experience in Apple and that we’ll … Read More
Sailing has always fascinated me. And there are so many similarities between it and innovation! When you start a journey in which the destination is not really important, you take advantage of the wind and the currents to simply enjoy and learn. You learn to use fewer things and discover yourself doing some maneuvers that you hadn’t tried before and … Read More
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
The differences between executives and entrepreneurs are found in the executives’ causal reasoning versus the entrepreneurs’ ‘effectual’ reasoning.
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
As we have already said before, innovation takes place within communities. It is for this reason that, when we explore new territories looking for new markets, new ideas, new solutions… having a “lingua franca” of innovation in our community becomes fundamental. So, if we do not have it yet, we should start working in order to create it. And… what … Read More
Innovation is excessively personalized. We talk about that person or the other; about that company or the other. Maybe we should depersonalize and open the concept. New ideas fundamentally emerge from the inside of organizations, from open communities. The key of success is not only having well prepared people, but inspiring enthusiastic people, who is also committed and trained to … Read More