Suppose a brilliant idea just popped into your head. What is your first reaction? Probably to check if someone else has tried it (just google it!). Great, you say! It seems that the idea is novel and unique…
I have been accepted as a Guest Editor over the House of Innovation. There is a lot of good content related to innovation over there, make sure you check it out. Hopefully I will be able to post something there once a week.
In the article covering the Henderson – Clark Model we have seen that the technological knowledge behind innovation can be divided in two dimensions: knowledge of the components and knowledge of the linkage between them, called architectural knowledge.
Internet is undoubtedly one of the biggest innovations of the last decades. It has changed the way we gather information, communicate, work and ultimately the way we live.
Over the last years we have witnessed an invasion of blogs, wikis, podcasts and other communication innovations. Those are very powerful tools. They create interaction, stimulate discussion and promote the flow of information.
If you want to have success you should should try to absorb as much knowledge as possible right? Well, not quite. At least not only! I believe success, whether we talk at professional or personal level, derives from three factors: knowledge, competencies and attitudes.
Product upgrades represent a delicate matter. If not handled properly they might mess your product portfolio, hassle your customers and damage your company’s image.
There is a great article over Forbes titled “Secrets of the Self-Made”. It basically features interviews with 14 of the richest men in United States (including Mark Cuban, George Kaiser and others).
Do business schools really prepare students for the challenges they will face after graduation? This is a polemic topic, and I am inclined to think that most academic institutions could do a much better job then they are currently doing.
Most organizations fail to sustain growth over the long term because they are not able to innovate on a systematic basis. Even when we talk about large, presumably successful companies there is a clear pattern where they create radical innovations once or twice, and after that they rely on “incrementalism”.