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Slow Decline of Eastman Kodak due to an Inability to Reinvent

Coaching Tip

In its heyday, Eastman Kodak Company was an icon of innovation in photography; a juggernaut in its field. The film giant gave us the "Kodak Moment," which persists as the quintessential photographic experience even though in today''s digital camera age "selfies" on smartphones are a major factor. Kodak leadership missed a number of innovative opportunities in the past. Kodak Focus on Film. Film is unnecessary. Patents, Copyrights and Innovation, Oh My!

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Reinvigorate Your Career by Taking the Right Kind of Risk

Harvard Business Review

Stephen Curry has built his NBA career on taking shots that others don’t: three-pointers from a crazy distance. Jon Buchan, the director of London-based Charm Offensive, a creator of innovative cold emailing campaigns, applies Curry’s disruptive basketball strategy to business: “Find a gap,” Buchan writes. ” Embracing market risk in our careers is a high-percentage move. Innovate a product or service from within your position.

Open Spaces, Open Minds

LDRLB

Yet for some innovation tasks, being in the same room is the best solution. Toyota uses the big open room as a way of bringing together large diverse groups to focus on creating innovative improvements to products. Half of us have made career decisions based on work place aesthetics.

Linds Redding’s Short Lesson in Perspective

In the CEO Afterlife

Turns out that Linds Redding, an illustrator and designer, spent most of his career crafting advertising in the UK and New Zealand, before opening an animation studio. But even artists have to eat, and the fuel of commerce and industry is innovation and novelty.

Rookie Talent: Avoiding a Kodak Moment

Leading Blog

During most of the 20th century Kodak held a dominant position in photographic film, and in 1976, had an 89% market share of photographic film sales in the United States. Kodak began to struggle financially in the late 1990s as a result of the decline in sales of photographic film and its slowness in transitioning to digital photography. The Kodak name became synonymous with a resistance to change, but it’s not just innovation the company lacked.

Make Your Innovative Idea Seem Less Terrifying

Harvard Business Review

Four years ago, Craig Hatkoff, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, approached me about a brainstorm: an event recognizing and celebrating breakthrough innovators. Executing on Innovation. Analysts Want You to Innovate, Except When They Don’t. Innovation

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The Inevitable Disruption of Television

Harvard Business Review

The fact of the matter is that periodically, technologies or business model innovations allow start-ups to enter industries offering services that are generally cheaper and more accessible, but of far lower quality. This is the essence of what we call "disruptive innovation."

“Trust Me, I’m a Leader”: Why Building a Culture of Trust Will Boost Employee Performance – and Maybe Even Save Your Company

Strategy Driven

Unusually Excellent is a back-to-basics reference book that offers both seasoned and aspiring leaders a framework for understanding and a guide for applying the battle-tested fundamentals of leadership at every stage of their careers. No wasted film, slides, or prints.

Have You Earned the Right to Lead? Ten Deeply Destructive Mistakes That Suggest the Answer Is No (and How to Stop Making Them)

Strategy Driven

Unusually Excellent is a back-to-basics reference book that offers both seasoned and aspiring leaders a framework for understanding and a guide for applying the battle-tested fundamentals of leadership at every stage of their careers. Because innovation requires it.

“Trust Me, I’m a Leader”: Why Building a Culture of Trust Will Boost Employee Performance – and Maybe Even Save Your Company

Strategy Driven

Unusually Excellent is a back-to-basics reference book that offers both seasoned and aspiring leaders a framework for understanding and a guide for applying the battle-tested fundamentals of leadership at every stage of their careers. No wasted film, slides, or prints.

Set the Conditions for Anyone on Your Team to Be Creative

Harvard Business Review

Employees need to constantly write six-page memos, even for introducing small product features throughout their careers at the company. One of the most overlooked aspects of innovation is how much technology can enhance productivity. cintascotch/Getty Images.

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Outsourcing the Old Folks

Harvard Business Review

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel , a new film set in India and directed by Shakespeare in Love's John Madden (age 63), hangs its plot on the notion of "outsourcing" the elderly. Isabella Rossellini, the soon to be 60-year-old co-star of Late Bloomers , another film dealing with the challenges of moving beyond midlife, recently stated in an interview that, "There is a not a real place for people between 60 and 80." (A There are signs that market is forming: Marigold's arrival to U.S.

Aging Societies Should Make More of Mentorship

Harvard Business Review

The past year brought a rich array of films depicting connections between a wise, older mentor and a younger person in need of sage guidance, in ways that often defied gauzy stereotypes, from art-house movies like Lily Tomlin’s Grandma to blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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What Inclusive Urban Development Can Look Like

Harvard Business Review

EDENS, of which the latter is CEO, has led the revitalization of the 45-acre Union Market district in Northeast Washington, DC. The Union Market challenge. Located on the east side of the NoMa train tracks, Union Market began as a working food production and distribution center in the 1930s. Union Market represents a larger movement toward a new kind of urbanism in which stakeholders work together to revitalize an important urban neighborhood.

The Difference Between Coaching Rookies and Veterans

Harvard Business Review

Depending on where a professional athlete is in his career — a rookie new to the game, a star at the peak of his career, or a seasoned player, like Woods, who is struggling to get back on track — he requires very different coaching.

The First Secret of Success Is Showing Up

Harvard Business Review

Being in the right place at the right time can make or break careers and companies. A classic old film comedy, Being There , stars the late Peter Sellers as dimwitted Chance the Gardener, who tended the grounds for a wealthy elderly gentleman. Instead of inflicting one-size-fits-all standardized universal products on every market, companies realize the importance of adapting to local customs and tastes and learning from them.

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What Design Thinking Is Doing for the San Francisco Opera

Harvard Business Review

Madhav was in the MSx program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a program for mid-career managers. For instance, the marketing person was on the programming team, and the woman who would be responsible for programming at the new SFO venue joined the experience team.

The Next Frontier of Judgment - Across Enterprises

Harvard Business Review

The story, which apparently has echoes in some other school districts around the country, is but one more salvo in the wars of educational reform (recently depicted in the film Waiting for Superman — dont miss it). Now consider the joint judgment involved in a process of co-creation , whereby companies collaborate with customers or other partners to bring new offerings to market.