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How to Stay Ahead When the Rules Change
www.gsb.stanford.edu
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Why do companies so often fail to adapt? ... no shortage of ways ... But ... firms need to recognize the need for change ... organizations tend to operate ... blind momentum... why are they slow to change course? ...very difficult to study how companies adapt ... need both a large sample of firms and a reliable way of quantifying their choices....…

Design competition for SocialChallenges.eu
mathewlowry.myhub.ai
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Running a design competition to transform a research result into a commercial platform product.

Platforming | What Jeff Bezos Thinks
medium.com
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a sophisticated and intuitive balance between vision, curiosity and passion; and a continuous process of experimentation and iteration... Grow the Ecosystem, and It Will Grow You... providing an ecosystem platform to others ... would allow Amazon to grow exponentially faster than if he poured all the company’s energy and capital into simply growin…

The End of the Beginning of Digital Service Units – digital HKS – Medium
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novelty and newness of these teams has worn off... growing acceptance ... that these teams are useful tool in driving new practices ... Less clear... is whether these units can enable the deeper digital transformation... ~ two key pieces of the puzzle: ... creating common platforms to power governments services is key to digital transformation o…

What is Jobs to be Done (JTBD)?
jtbd.info
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Jobs to be Done is a theory of consumer action. It describes the mechanisms that cause a consumer to adopt an innovation... a process: it starts, it runs, and it ends... a JTBD describes how a customer changes or wishes to change...: the process a consumer goes through whenever she aims to change her existing life-situation into a preferred one, b…

Country-as-a-platform: Why Singapore’s future needs a platform strategy
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with digital technologies changing the nature of trade, Singapore’s locational and infrastructural advantages may no longer be as strong... Singapore must reinvent itself as a hub for the age of digital trade... think like a platform nation...

The State of Digital Transformation 2018–2019 | Altimeter, a Prophet Company
marketing.prophet.com
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research aims to capture the shifts and trends that are shaping modern digital transformation.... 5 Key Takeaways: - A successful digital transformation is an enterprise-wide effort that is best served by a leader with broad organizational purview... - Market pressures are the leading drivers ... - growing acknowledgment of the importance of …

The Pros and Cons of Collaboration
medium.com
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managers always have to balance the merits of teamwork... with the dangers of “groupthink”... Large groups are remarkably good, on average, at estimating such things as the number of beans in a jar or the weight of a prize calf. But that accuracy relies on the guesses being independent.... Modern communication methods mean that collaboration is m…

Originals | Hidden Brain : NPR
www.npr.org

In his new book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Adam investigates who comes up with great ideas, how, and what we can do to have more of them.... They often procrastinate, and that's how they incubate ideas.... Their parents focus more on values than rules... One of the risks is, you know, you have everybody marching in a different…

Why Enterprise Agile Teams Fail
medium.com
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... they have recently embarked on a journey to become “Agile.”... neither explicit support nor discouragement from senior executives... they are failing for the same list of reasons as every other team I have met with in the last 5 years. Here are those reasons:... 1. There is no clear vision for the product....The “idea” has been handed down …

Can no one save us from the open-plan office? – Financial Times – Medium
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The open-plan office continues to doggedly spread, despite study after study suggesting it makes employees more miserable, more ill, less friendly and less productive... if a company is determined to inflict this woe on its workers, it should observe some basic rules...:

SocialChallenges.eu: an interactive platform pilot-testing a new approach to stimulating startups
mathewlowry.myhub.ai
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SocialChallenges.eu is a new, highly interactive platform dedicated to pilot-testing a new approach to stimulating startups, making innovation ecosystems more efficient and solving social and environmental problems. 

Cloud Is Not a Digital Transformation Strategy (Unless You Are Amazon)
hackernoon.com
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internal mandate demanding that Amazon teams communicate with each other by exposing “their data and functionality through services interfaces.” ... Bezos had quietly refactored Amazon into a platform company.... information technology can’t be compared to the transition from steam engines to railroads or from telegraphs to telephones — technolog…

A computer was asked to predict which start-ups would be successful. The results were astonishing | World Economic Forum
www.weforum.org
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Ironically, the VC world, having fuelled the creation of computing, is one of the last areas of business to introduce computing to decision-making... Evernote, Spotify, Etsy, Zynga, Palantir, Cloudera, OPOWER... The list featured not only names widely known to the public and leaders of industries, but also high performers such as Ibibo... Twenty p…

27/07/2017
The European Parliament is discussing an expiry date for startups
tech.eu
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in an attempt to overcome controversies with the Copyright Reform, some are proposing an exemption for startups... the idea is more of a curse than a blessing... 94% of startup acquisitions were completed by non-European companies, and 70% of the startups were younger than 5 years.

25/07/2017
What the EU’s Mobile Roaming success taught me about innovation in bureaucracies
medium.com
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EUrope’s success in eliminating mobile roaming charges may be the first “data4policy” case study where the data was website traffic, and illustrates the rewards of allowing innovation to flourish at the edges of large organisations.

Innovation Dynamics: Quick-Start Guide + Online Course
medium.com
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Innovation Dynamics is the first systematic approach to real social innovation and solving people-problems. Purchase includes a beautifully-designed, printed quick-start guide and 90-days of online access... includes brief, animated instructional videos and an interactive workbook that can be printed for collaboration in teams.

12/06/2017
The Government Starts an Incubator: The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps
steveblank.com
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one of the most audacious experiments in entrepreneurship since World War II.They launched an incubator for the top scientists and engineers in the U.S.This week we saw the results.63 scientists and engineers in 21 teams made 2,000 customer calls in 8 weeks, turning laboratory ideas into formidable startups. 19 of the 21 teams are moving forward i…

02/06/2017
The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It’s Changing The World
medium.com
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it struck me how much more effective the lean startup process can be for an established firm. It’s much easier to do customer development when you already have loyal customers ... That’s what makes the ideas behind the lean startup so important. Whether you are a startup, an established company or a social enterprise, you need to identify a custom…

Why Tom Kelley of IDEO is the ultimate disciple of ‘design thinking’
techcrunch.com
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we talk with Tom Kelly, a partner at IDEO, about the definition of innovation, how to take back your creative confidence, and the habits that can shape not only your current design team, but the up-and-coming design leaders of the world.

31/05/2017
Corporate Innovation Programs Come in Ten Flavors — Choose Wisely
medium.com
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Corporations are taking pages from startups, to emulate the culture of a fast-moving smaller company.

05/05/2017
A simple reward system could make crowds a whole lot wiser
theconversation.com
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if everyone has the same information, the crowd is no smarter than a single individual... a diverse collection of opinions, especially including minority views, is crucial for creating a smart group... we have an innate desire to imitate our peers... it may also be because of a rational, profit-seeking motivation... The more complex the situation…

All aboard the bandwagon
medium.com
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Venting my spleen a little over on Medium.

Why you probably don’t want innovation – Startup Grind – Medium
medium.com
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Everyone wants to test and learn, so long as it’s failing fast without the failure... to win the award for taking the risk, so long as it wasn’t risky... Innovation is sweaty, risky, terrifying and takes balls... Innovation is the opposite of what we are pretending the word means.

01/05/2017
Cultivating a Learning Organization – Positive Returns – Medium
medium.com
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becoming a learning organization was nothing like winning a marathon ...cultivating an award-winning orchard... nurturing systems and culture to produce meaningful results... We embarked on a systematic and phased approach to cultivating the organization we all wanted.

How To Train Your Brain To Be More Innovative
www.fastcompany.com
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innovation is a series of steps, and that innovators possess certain characteristics... Almost everybody [has] innovative traits... the ability to think abstractly, having deep and broad knowledge, curiosity, openness to risk, grit, and dissatisfaction with the status quo... seek out experiences to put those traits to use

18/04/2017
Digital Transformation & the public sector (Top3ics, April 2017)
mathewlowry.myhub.ai
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There’s no shortage of resources about Digital Transformation on my Hub, but ... I’m not sure I recommend all of them. This edition includes three I do

Here’s Why You Should Think Twice Before Listening To Business Gurus
medium.com
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business gurus ... identify the “one true path” to success... when applied to the real world, their advice doesn’t apply as cleanly as they promise and they often contradict each other... Simple rules rarely apply to a messy world... one common theme ... Great innovators constantly seek to identify new problems.

15/04/2017
Public media in Europe gets creative with digital news
www.niemanlab.org

not necessarily easy to get buy-in from the organization... different parts of the organization are responsible for their own little bits so you can’t always do it within your own team.

IBM is ending its decades-old remote work policy
qz.com
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“agile” describes so many different work systems that it’s become an almost meaningless term... for IBM “the leaders have to be with the squads [his word for small teams] and the squads have to be in a location.”... Research suggests remote workers are more productive and log more hours than employees who work in the office, and for many companie…

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