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 […]
L’innovation rentable, c’est un enjeu pour toutes les économies nationales, toutes les entreprises, et toutes les industries.
« L’innovation, c’est une invention qui rencontre un marché », selon Darius Lahoutifard. D’emblée, la question du potentiel commercial de l’innovation est posée. Mais, si toutes les innovations ont vocation à être mises sur le marché, seulement une minorité d’entre elles parviennent effectivement à trouver un marché pérenne. Ce taux d’échecs des innovations génère une perte qui […]
Make no mistake: disruptive innovation is no magic box. It’s not a question of sudden enlightment or mystical union with nature, but a question of understanding. Understanding disruptive innovation will dramatically improve one’s ability to be successful at it. Assessing whether a given innovation is disruptive or not may be done by asking three questions. […]
As we participate in project team meetings with people around the world, people from different parts of the organization and people that may work outside of the organization, I’m always fascinated to see how we’ve been able to build a common vocabulary. Whether it’s the term “open innovation”, “incremental innovation”, “strategic innovation”, “breakthrough innovation”, “product […]
Last week, I talked about common misconceptions on the meaning of corporate strategy. This week, I want to provide of few elements that will help defining what corporate strategy really means.
Many companies are investing heavily in innovation. I was just reading an article recently mentioning that Apple had invested billions of dollars innovation, the same is true about Google and Microsoft. However, none of these companies are immune to disruptive innovation.
In the last five years, I’ve spoken to approximately 500 executives in Fortune 500 companies in the United States and Europe. One of the things that struck me most is that everybody seems to have their own definition of what strategy means. I guess this is positive because it shows that the question is on […]
I was talking to a friend today, and as we discussed innovation, she asked me a seemingly naïve question: “what’s innovation?” I realized that the term “innovation” is often used to describe very different things. It almost seems like anything qualifies as an innovation, making it difficult to understand what innovation really stands for at […]
In a previous post, I mentioned that disruptive innovation fundamentally changes industry structure: it changes not only how value is created, but also who claims industry value. I’ve received many emails asking me to address the logical follow-up question: how does one manage for disruptive innovation? In other words, how would a CEO lead his/her firm […]