InnovationOne Managing Partners Victor Assad and Nov Omana are attending the San Francisco Business Times' forum "Made in the Bay Area: Manufacturing Innovators" on August 11 at the Fairmont, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Learn more and register here . See you there!
Digital business models are a bit of a misnomer. It’s not digital technology that defines them; it’s their ability to create exponential value. The music and video industries, for example, weren’t redefined by converting analog to digital formats. Just ask Sony about Minidisc players and Netflix about their DVD business. To create exponential value, it’s [...]
Innovation remains a continuing concern for CEOs. Highly innovative companies, such as Tesla, Salesforce.com, and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, garner the admiration of others. Many executives, however, tell me that their CEOs resist taking steps to improve innovation for fear that their organizations will lose focus on current operations and miss their financial goals. Becoming a highly [...]
The core themes discussed in the sessions were also echoed and reinforced by many of the keynote speakers at the Front End of Innovation Conference in Boston. There was very strong sentiment that innovative success comes down to the critical common denominator of Leadership, Culture & Teams….and most importantly – PEOPLE! Innovation (and Music) is [...]
Startup founders often feel pressure to chase rapid growth at any cost. So it is notable that one new program urges them to think small. In an era of startup accelerators, the Good Work Institute, a free business-education program for entrepreneurs with modest-sized firms, might best be called a decelerator. Run by Etsy.org, the philanthropic [...]