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Disrupt from inside out, a discussion with Linda Yates, CEO of Mach49


Linda Yates - Mach49

Innovation and organic growth are the two biggest challenges facing most large companies today. The way out? Disrupt from inside out! Despite tremendous assets and talented teams, many of the G1000 find it hard to help their new ventures reach the escape velocity required to disrupt existing markets and create new ones. Conventional wisdom says that large companies don’t have what it takes to meet…

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Which innovation practice will work best for you?


This is the question that Dave Blakely and I covered in a recent discussion. Dave mentioned that there are four important and overlapping perspectives on innovation in the Silicon Valley: open innovation disruptive innovation design thinking The lean startup   I/ Introducing Dave Blakely   Dave Blakely helps mach49’s clients build businesses at the intersection of emerging technologies, business opportunities, and customer needs. He…

How was the d.school formed? How did it grow from being in a trailer to reaching world fame? And what role does cross-fertilization play in coming up with innovations? These are some of the questions that came to my mind when I met with Justin Ferrel, a Fellowship Director at Standford’s d.school.

We’ve crammed our apartment and offices with TVs and computer screens. And, yet, most of the time, they sit there, idle. Yes, that’s right, they’re idle when we’re not there watching and when you’re not using them. This is also true of all many different and entangled cables, which are used to charge and connect our devices together.

Banks have long been able to thrive in a relatively closed market which was defined by regulation. But, recent technological innovations combined with deregulation all across Europe are profoundly changing the market. Today, there are three different types of new entrants which have the potential to disrupt the business model of retail banks according to Jean-Yves Bruna, a Chief Strategy and Development Officer in…

What does disruptive innovation really mean? Defining disruptive innovation seems simple and yet I have found no simple answers. Disruptive innovation means very different things to different people: some use as a synonym for “big innovation”; others equate it with novelty. And, as there is mounting pressure to “think different”, disruptive innovation gets great publicity. This may come at the expense of clarity in…

Let’s paint a picture of how large players in telecommunications used to make their money 20 years ago. Large Telecommunications companies like France Telecom, Telecom Italia, Vodafone, AT&T and Deutsche Telekom among others, would secure their revenue based on a fee for a communication, according to Gilles.

Visions du futur Droits d'auteur: transitionculture et tuvie

  L’étude du futur donne lieu à des visions riches et multiples. Mais, lorsque ces visions prospectives sont présentées aux décideurs, ceux-ci ne savent pas toujours comment les prendre en compte pour préparer leurs groupes aux défis de l’avenir. Comment bâtir une vision de l’avenir qui soit suffisamment concrète pour aider les VP d’innovation de grands groupes à élaborer une stratégie d’innovation ? Aujourd’hui, je…