096: Bringing the Lean Startup into Your Organization: Leadership in the Age of Uncertainty | with Jeff Dyer

Engaging Leader

Perhaps it was an idea for a new product or service, or a process change to solve a complex problem. Perhaps it was an idea for a new product or service, or a process change to solve a complex problem. We love to know your thoughts about this episode.

Overcoming the Barriers to Corporate Entrepreneurship

Strategy Driven

How do organizations achieve longevity, the kind of longevity that survives long past the founder or any particular leader or leadership team? On reflection, though, I find that the evidence does not support competitive advantage as a path to longevity.

Big Data In Your Shampoo?

Mills Scofield

This guest post by Amir Golan , VP of Business Development at Signals , shows how important it is to look for the small signals and patterns in big data that are easily lost. Fast forward to today. That is, the decision drives the data to be collected and the questions to be asked.

Focus - Concentrate on one thing at a time.

Your Voice of Encouragement

skip to main | skip to sidebar Friday, May 14, 2010 Focus - Concentrate on one thing at a time. When you have a lot to do, it’s tempting to multi-task. But you’ll actually get more done if you concentrate on one thing at a time.

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Are You a Rebel or a Leader?

Harvard Business Review

We were in a meeting to review the roadmap for the company's new product. I wanted to accept the consensus as a sign that the company had rounded the corner on its 3-year slog to be more relevant in their market. To lead is to advocate for an idea.

How CEOs Can Make Smart Strategic Trade-Offs

Harvard Business Review

One of the challenges of being a CEO is that you rarely are asked to choose between a wrong or right answer. Strategy, after all, is about tradeoffs — choosing where to focus. When confronted with disruptive technologies, many companies fail to align digital strategies with their core strategies. “If you went to bed last night as an industrial company,” Immelt observed, “you are going to wake up this morning as a software and data analytics company.”

Bureaucracy Can Drain Your Company’s Energy. Agile Can Restore It.

Harvard Business Review

Its hierarchical authority, specialized division of labor, and standard operating procedures enabled companies to grow far larger than they had ever been. If so, what can you do to escape the iron cage? Instead, our discussions typically turn to another option.

The More Things Change, the More They Don't Stay the Same

Harvard Business Review

The main effect of higher productivity is to make labor more valuable; therefore it stands to reason that employers would — in the classic logic of "if you liked it that price, you'll love it at this one" — snap up more of it. it's a fallacy to suggest that there's a trade-off between unemployment and productivity." Yet, as obviously logical as that finding turns out to be, McKinsey was right to frame it as counterintuitive.

IT on Steroids: The Benefits (and Risks) of Accelerating Technology

Harvard Business Review

In 2008, RIM tried to match the new competitor. However, the new handset, its software, and the available applications all failed to excite critics and customers. When it comes to innovation in industries with strategically narrow windows of opportunities, speed is everything.

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How HR Can Become Agile (and Why It Needs To)

Harvard Business Review

While initially designed to improve the responsiveness of software development teams, more recently agile has become the default team-based operational model for companies big and small, across industries and sectors, with the promise of a substantial and sustained spike in team productivity and efficiency. The bulk of this agile canon will teach your individual teams to deliver higher-quality code, faster. A Quick Introduction to Agile Management.

Do You Have the IT For the Coming Digital Wave?

Harvard Business Review

With a tsunami of new digital technologies all converging simultaneously — social, mobile, cloud, analytics and embedded devices — there has been, once again, a cry for corporate IT to radically change to enable the digital transformation of businesses.

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How IBM, Intuit, and Rich Products Became More Customer-Centric

Harvard Business Review

This seems to be a key question on the minds of not just marketers, but company strategists these days. Yet wanting to be closer with customers, and knowing what actual, operational pathways to take in order to achieve this are two very different things.

Building a Software Start-Up Inside GE

Harvard Business Review

Is your company ready to compete in a world of smart, connected products ? For some time now we’ve been living into a smarter world filled with Big Data and analytics, and a more connected one that’s been described as “ the internet of things.”

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

Harvard Business Review

Gimmy’s task was clear but highly demanding: to reimagine the way BMW innovates. At the time, BMW had no dedicated, company-spanning unit to leverage the creative power of startups. To fill the void and build such a new BMW startup unit, Gimmy partnered with an experienced innovation manager from BMW, Matthias Meyer. From 2012 to 2015, the number of global corporate venture capital deals almost doubled, and their investments quadrupled, to $29.1

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Harvard Business Review

” The role of a Product Manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the Product.” Performing market assessments. Translating business-to-technical requirements, and vice versa. These PMs excel at reflecting on where each of these competencies contributed to the success or failure of their products and continuously adjust their approach based on customer feedback. These PMs also know when to take a breath and step away if needed, to regroup.