Those That Get It Don’t Need It, and Those That Need It Don’t Get It

An innovation paradox

When we have a new idea that we’re trying to spread, we face a paradox: those that get it don’t need it, and those that need it don’t get it. Breaking this paradox is the key to getting our ideas adopted.

A Model for Dual Corporate Innovation Management

As reiterated by Tim Kastelle in the previous post, it’s imperative to distinguish discovery from execution when it comes to startup and innovation activities – bearing in mind that both purposes are complementary and equally important. This suggests following a dual approach for balanced corporate innovation management. The main objective of dual approaches is to sufficiently separate exploration-/discovery-oriented initiatives from exploitation-/execution-oriented ones […]

The Case for Dual Innovation

The first time I was advocating the idea of a dual innovation approach, here also referred to as organizational ambidexterity, is now more than 5 years ago. At this time it became pretty obvious to me that this concept – academically worn-out but deficiently or not at all put into practice in most organizations – would be of increasing importance […]

Where Does Advantage Come From in the Social Era?

Every day we hear about traditional industries being disrupted, about great new ideas that are creating growth, and about changes to the way we work. It sure seems as though the nature of business is changing these days. But is it, really? It turns out the answer is yes. I’ve done some research with Nilofer […]