28 12, 2016

CEOs Should Focus on Long Term, Study Says

2016-12-28T08:46:47-08:00

Authors contend that switching from short-term gains to a long view improves profits and sales By John Simons, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 27, 2016. Should corporate leaders focus on short-term gains or take the long view? Adherents of long-term management will find potent ammunition in a new study from a pair of management researchers who [...]

CEOs Should Focus on Long Term, Study Says2016-12-28T08:46:47-08:00
12 12, 2016

Clayton Christensen On What He Got Wrong About Disruptive Innovation

2016-12-12T08:55:31-08:00

By Susan Adams, Forbes Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, 64, is best known for his 1997 book The Innovator’s Dilemma, which introduced the concept of “disruptive innovation.” He explained how cheaper, simpler or unexpected products and services can bring down big companies like U.S. Steel, Xerox and Digital Equipment. He runs a nonprofit think [...]

Clayton Christensen On What He Got Wrong About Disruptive Innovation2016-12-12T08:55:31-08:00
10 12, 2016

Need a Breakthrough? Offer Prize Money!

2016-12-10T09:44:55-08:00

Sponsors hope everyday ‘makers’ can jump-start progress in smartphone voice recognition, carbon emissions and new uses for canned tuna BY ROBERT LEE HOTZ, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 10, 2016   Edgar Sarmiento of Bogotá, Colombia, had a new degree in design, a head full of ideas, and no place to put them into practice. [...]

Need a Breakthrough? Offer Prize Money!2016-12-10T09:44:55-08:00
7 12, 2016

The Economy’s Hidden Problem: We’re Out of Big Ideas

2016-12-07T13:33:41-08:00

Dwindling gains in science, medicine and technology hold back growth; is America too risk-averse? By Greg Ip. The Wall Street Journal  By all appearances, we’re in a golden age of innovation. Every month sees new advances in artificial intelligence, gene therapy, robotics and software apps. Research and development as a share of gross domestic product [...]

The Economy’s Hidden Problem: We’re Out of Big Ideas2016-12-07T13:33:41-08:00
4 12, 2016

Innovation: It’s Not The Idea, It’s What You Do With It

2016-12-04T13:56:10-08:00

My colleague Ken Perlman recently spoke at a conference about helping leaders spark innovative ideas that can accelerate implementation and deliver results. Here he shares his observations, key for anyone responsible for delivering more than incremental improvements in their organization. Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the Back End of [...]

Innovation: It’s Not The Idea, It’s What You Do With It2016-12-04T13:56:10-08:00