Xiameter Case Study: Adding Business Model Innovation

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We often think that it’s particularly hard for big, established firms to innovate. Yes, there are obstacles. And yet, many manage to innovate, and to do so very effectively. Dow Corning and their business model innovation in launching Xiameter is a good case study of an innovative big firm.

Why Lean Startups Turn Into Innovative Firms

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One of the exciting trends in innovation right now is the lean startup idea.  The basic premise is that when ventures are starting out, building a scalable business model needs to be a top priority.  People like Steve Blank, Eric Reis, Ash Maurya and Alex Osterwalder are all doing great work in this area. I’m […]

Procter & Gamble – Using Open Innovation to Become a World Class Innovator

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Note: This is part of a series of posts discussing The Innovation Matrix. See this post for a description of the full model and what can be done with it. We can use The Innovation Matrix to help us understand how the innovation capability of firms evolves over time. A great case study in this […]

How to Improve Your Innovation Competence – Experiment!

Note: This is part of a series of posts explaining the individual parts of The Innovation Matrix. See this post for a description of the full model and what can be done with it. I presented The Innovation Matrix at a conference last week. After the other three speakers in my session had given their […]

Nearly Great Innovators – The Innovation Matrix

Note: This is part of a series of posts explaining the individual parts of The Innovation Matrix. See this post for a description of the full model and what can be done with it. Potential Stars Some firms have a high level of Innovation Commitment, and they also have a reasonably high level of Innovation […]

How Much Innovation Commitment Do You Need? The Innovation Matrix

Note: This is part of a series of posts explaining the individual parts of The Innovation Matrix. See this post for a description of the full model and what can be done with it. Stars (at Risk) How do you describe firms that have a high level of Innovation Competence but no Innovation Commitment? My […]