Leading for Innovation: Why Fighting Fires Burns Down the House

LDRLB

This is a guest post form Soren Kaplan. Whereas innovation used to be all about research & development, technology, and product or service innovation, what’s required for innovation today goes far beyond the traditional nuts and bolts. And besides, they say, there are too many operational challenges requiring attention so they don’t have the “luxury” to think long-term. LeaderLab innovation kaplan Leadership

Leading for Innovation: Why Fighting Fires Burns Down the House

LDRLB

This is a guest post form Soren Kaplan. Whereas innovation used to be all about research & development, technology, and product or service innovation, what’s required for innovation today goes far beyond the traditional nuts and bolts. And besides, they say, there are too many operational challenges requiring attention so they don’t have the “luxury” to think long-term. Innovation innovation kaplan Leadership

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Create Your Own Luck

Mills Scofield

You know how much I believe in serendipity & random collisions (a la Saul Kaplan !). SAMIR RATH is a financial technology entrepreneur and angel investor working with technology startups globally from over 20 countries.

Performance Measurement

Strategy Driven

Operating-cost productivity metrics might include the component costs for building an automobile or delivering a package, the rates of rework, and so forth. Some examples include new technologies, changes in customer preferences, new ways of serving customers, and disruptive threats.

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How to Give a Briefing that Impresses the Boss

Strategy Driven

He also served as President of Kaplan College, a division of Kaplan Inc., the well-known test preparation company, where he developed and launched the online college that offers Associates and Bachelors degrees and certificates in Business, Information Technology, Nursing, and Law. Let’s say you have to brief the boss on the status of a project. How can you do it best?

Conquer Your Nerves with Eye-Brain Control To Make a Strong.

Strategy Driven

He also served as President of Kaplan College, a division of Kaplan Inc., the well-known test preparation company, where he developed and launched the online college that offers Associates and Bachelors degrees and certificates in Business, Information Technology, Nursing, and Law.

Here's Why Successful Presentations Planning Must Begin with an.

Strategy Driven

He also served as President of Kaplan College, a division of Kaplan Inc., the well-known test preparation company, where he developed and launched the online college that offers Associates and Bachelors degrees and certificates in Business, Information Technology, Nursing, and Law.

The Power of Workplace DIY

Harvard Business Review

William Porcelli, in technology, set up the online submission and voting process. Shemeka Flores, an assistant with a penchant for event planning, handled the wine, cheese, other food, and decorations with input from Rob Aurigema, the chief operating officer and a wine connoisseur. And Jared Kaplan, a music buff from the technology department, volunteered to DJ the evening. Plural Investments*, a hedge fund started several years ago, had a problem.

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Making Sense of Our Very Competitive, Super Monopolistic Economy

Harvard Business Review

Firms are failing faster than they used to , for instance, and there is substantial evidence that the gap between winning and losing firms is partly driven by technology adoption. Firms concentrate on what they’re good at, adopt new technology, and deliver products and services more efficiently. They have gotten to where they are because they operate in sectors where there are network effects.”

What Great Social Media Campaigns Get Right

Harvard Business Review

The web did not invent community-driven brands – just think of Harley Davidson — but technology has surely made the strategy more popular. Pepsi Refresh failed because it had no relevance to the brand’s operations or heritage. Its founder, Saul Kaplan , is a self-professed innovation junkie. Given AmEx’s operations, consumer base, and resources, it’s well positioned to do so.

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Don't Wait for Change

Harvard Business Review

Over the last few years, Dirk began to realize that the business model for wholesale distribution was dramatically changing as manufacturers increasingly sell direct to consumers, and large firms like Amazon and Grainger use their technology and scale to squeeze out the traditional middlemen. You probably can think of something in your company that should change. We all can — but often look the other way.