Category: Innovation

Recent Read: “A More Beautiful Question” by Warren Berger

In the world of business, as in many others, answers (and answerers) get all the glory. We like answers: they give direction, settle arguments, erase […]

HBR: How Likely Is Your Industry to Be Disrupted? This 2×2 Matrix Will Tell You

Thought-provoking strategy piece on is worth a read. Some highlights: To help business leaders better understand industry disruption, we developed an index that measures […]

Are We Running Out of Innovation?

I come across a lot of interesting writing in my work, but I have to note that one of the most thought-provoking scholarly pieces I have read recently is the […]

Innovation In Action Series #4: The Innovation Value Model

In past posts in this series I addressed briefly some of the most critical issues corporates should think about when starting an external innovation effort that […]

Google Glass Is Dead. Long Live Google Glass.

A year and a half or so ago I wrote a post about the demise of Google Glass. I noted, however,  that this outcome was only […]

Innovation In Action Series #3: The Innovation Engagement Model

In the first post in this series, I discussed the importance of having a well-defined innovation agenda. The second post discussed the impact of intellectual […]

Innovation In Action Series #2: How Intellectual Property Strategy Impacts Innovation

In my first post on innovation, I discussed the importance of understanding the four types of innovation agendas and the impact each agenda has on corporate […]

Innovation In Action Series #1: Setting The Innovation Agenda

In my work, I am involved in many discussions with executives on the topic of open innovation in a corporate environment. Across those discussions, certain themes have […]

What’s Disruptive Innovation? The Idea’s Creators Think Your Answer Is Probably Wrong.

The latest issue of the Harvard Business Review contains a very interesting debate currently taking place between Clayton M. Christensen, one of the originators (along with Joseph L. Bowers […]

Uber’s Brave New World: What Happens When Your Manager Is an Algorithm

On Tuesday night, I participated in a discussion panel at the University of Maryland on current and future innovations in Supply Chain Management (SCM). While most of […]