Help Us Innovate the Innovation Process

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In the creative economy, innovation is more important than ever. Innovation is the only insurance against irrelevance. Innovation, in operations, products, business models and ecosystems, isn't merely a competitive advantage, it's the competitive advantage. We all get it: innovation is the lifeblood of every organization. The fact is, most companies aren't very good at game-changing innovation. Innovation M-Prize

Four Innovation Trends to Watch in 2013

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Digital media continue to be springboards for global innovation and enterprise. So here are four innovation ideas — themes, really — sure to gain significantly greater mind- and market-share over the coming year. Hollywood and content creators worldwide have taken notice and readjusted their business models accordingly. innovative alternatives. Will lower interest rates make venture capital a more appealing option? Innovation Technology

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The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company

Harvard Business Review

Can you think of any business topic that’s been hotter for longer than innovation? Trouble is, it’s hard to think of any business challenge where real pro­gress has been harder to come by. In a McKinsey poll , 94% of the managers surveyed said they were dissatisfied with their company’s innovation performance. And yet when it comes to innovation, the gap between aspiration and accomplishment seems as big as ever. So it is with innovation.

What We Know, Now, About the Internet’s Disruptive Power

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Making Money with Digital Business Models. But every business is an information business, they stressed. Amid the rubble of the dot-com bust in 2001, Michael Porter weighed in on the question of how to gauge which businesses “active on the internet,” as he put it, were real and which were destined to go the way of Pets.com when their venture funding dried up. Competitive strategy Internet Business models

Why Some of the Most Groundbreaking Technologies Are a Bad Fit for the Silicon Valley Funding Model

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Corporate executives seek to inject “Silicon Valley DNA” into their cultures, and policy makers point to venture-funded entrepreneurship as a solution for all manner of problems. The Silicon Valley model, for all of its charms, was developed at a specific time, for a specific industry, which was developing a specific set of technologies. While it can offer valuable lessons for other industries and other problems, the model is not universally applicable.

What BMW’s Corporate VC Offers That Regular Investors Can’t

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Gimmy’s task was clear but highly demanding: to reimagine the way BMW innovates. This meant that the company was leaving out huge innovation potential — thousands of startups with billions of funding — that could help BMW innovate anything from core vehicle technology (batteries, sensors, artificial intelligence software) to manufacturing innovations (internet of things, cybersecurity, robotics). Creating the Venture Client Model.

3 Health Care Trends That Don’t Hinge on the ACA

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From 2015 to 2016, investors poured more than $8 billion into funding these tools. How the most innovative providers are creating value. First, businesses that help patients understand, access, and use the health care system will be rewarded. In 2011 81 digital health startups received venture funding; with consistent year-over-year increases, 296 startups were venture backed in 2016. Laura Schneider for HBR. In early May 2017 Republicans in the U.S.

How Blockchain Is Changing Finance

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But the solution to this innovation logjam has emerged: blockchain. For the first time in human history, two or more parties, be they businesses or individuals who may not even know each other, can forge agreements, make transactions, and build value without relying on intermediaries (such as banks, rating agencies, and government bodies such as the U.S. Business in the Era of Blockchain. For example, consider how new business ventures access growth capital.

Lessons From BIF-7

Mills Scofield

I’m tired of all the “Woe is America” stuff – we’ve lost our innovation edge, we’re stagnating, etc. What I see is the opposite – incredible innovation in products, services, processes and business models. That’s what makes the annual BIF conference so important: 30 plus stories of amazing, cool, disruptive, transformative innovation models.

The Disruption of Venture Capital

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An organization's capabilities become its disabilities when disruption is afoot." – Clayton Christensen, The Innovator's Solution. In November 2005, Paul Graham wrote an essay titled " The Venture Capital Squeeze." Graham argued that the proliferation of money combined with the decreasing costs to start a business were making the VC job more difficult, prophesying significant changes for the industry. Disruptive innovation Venture capital

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Publishing Is Not Dying

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How can I hold up a struggling industry as a model? If publishing is a viable model, why aren’t publishers making money? It’s also attracting large investments by established companies and venture capitalists. Vox Media, a venture-funded publishing start-up, recently lured Ezra Klein away from the Washington Post. The reason why many publishing businesses continue to make money is simple: they’re selling a product that people want and need.