We have seen an incredible rise in digital platforms that have become part of our everyday lives. Whether it’s Apple, Google, eBay, Amazon, Android, Facebook, Microsoft, Alibaba, Salesforce, Uber, Airbnb, PayPal or one of the many others, they all have become some of the hottest companies that consumers value. These companies have built out their … More The Rise of Platform Business Models
As we start to think about the next year, it is a time of reflection and some forward thinking From my standpoint, I am simply amazed at how the world seems to be spinning faster and faster. I am convinced my working days are shorter or the clock is moving faster. I never seem to … More Coping with Digital Transformation: Adopting a Rapid Innovation Process
Often you hear the request made: “can you give us a best practice snapshot; we would like to get a sense of where we are”. The trouble with best practice is you are looking at someone else’s practices and these are highly individual, made up of different groups of methodologies, processes, rules, theories, values, and … More Forget Best Practice, It Is All About Next Practice
“The world has never been as complex, dynamic and uncertain as it is today and the pace of change will only increase.” We hear this consistently, our continual problem is trying to make sense of it. To attempt to keep up to date we all need to invest increasing time in acquiring a better understanding, … More Delving into a complex world; finding research to help you learn and adapt
So where do ideas come from? The most popular one is the ‘voice of the customer’ yet this is one of the many ‘voices’ that need to be allowed to speak. In this fuzzy front end of innovation where ideas are generated, there are many places we can ‘discover and listen’ to the voices that … More Are you systematically listening to the input around you?
Thinking about ecosystems certainly allows us to go out of our normal scope. The ability to tackle societal problems within an ecosystem can allow you to enter new markets that would have been impossible as an individual organization, as you did not have the collaborative ability to extend beyond more traditional channels of delivery or … More The Challenge is for Organizations to think differently about ecosystems
Our whole understanding of innovation is changing; there are numerous shifts occurring. We are evaluating and changing our existing focus from closed (internal orientation) into ones that are having a far more open stance. We are searching for more collaborative innovation (external orientation) combining external partners into more ‘collective thinking’. This shift is offering us … More Opening up our thinking towards ecosystems has a powerful effect