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Workplace Politics Kills Innovation

As a manager in big companies I hated workplace politics. Among colleagues you compete for scarce budgets, scarce people and scarce promotion opportunities. This does not bring out the best in people, creating a lot of wrangling and maneuvering. Sometimes it even seems that internal competitors are more vicious than competitors in the market. Individual agendas […]

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When Innovation Fails and 10 Ways to Innovation Success

No one is able to stand still in this fast paced business environment. As business leader you’re looking for ways to innovate, but most of the time innovation fails. Innovation process-expert Robert Cooper shows that of every seven new product/service projects, about four enter development, 1.5 are launched, and only one succeeds. Innovation is so difficult […]

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Be Innovative and Act Conservative

I saw a lot of innovative people present business ideas in a very original way: playing a movie, doing a dance, making a painting, writing one huge post-it, making a newspaper, and even by doing a flash mob. Of course it’s a great idea to be original, but when you present your innovative business idea […]

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Delivery Innovations for e-Commerce in 2015

Changes and improvements in parcel delivery options will give a boost to e-commerce sites in 2015, according to a new report by Fastlane International. The internet retail delivery and international parcel market is poised for some “significant developments” next year, including increased delivery options, the growth of Sunday and same-day delivers, better ‘signature’ proof systems […]

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We Can All Play in the “Innovation Sandbox”

Editor’s Note: This article is excerpted from Executive Smarts, a collection of 25 concise chapters on management and leadership. For a limited time the e-version is free. The book’s co-authors, William Casey and Wendi Peck, teach and consult on the topics of organizational behavior management, organizational structure design, strategic communication, and strategic planning & execution. This material is […]

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Deconstruct and Innovate Your Business Model

The business model is at the core of any company’s corporate strategy.  It defines how the company creates, delivers, and captures value. Most tech startups fail because they lack a viable business model.  Even for enterprises with established business models, they often need to revisit and innovate on their business models. To understand the essence […]

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