Category Archives: Innovation

Maybe This Explains Some of General Motor’s Issues

Dr. Michael Arena is the Chief Talent Officer at General Motors. He is an expert and authority on talent, and has focused on how to get talent to innovate. He identifies three types of talent involved in the innovation process: … Continue reading

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Adapt Or Die

We’ve all heard the mantra and depending on our age, we have heard it for decades. We know it’s true. Look at Netflix destroying Blockbuster, which had destroyed the independent video rental stores. Look at Amazon destroying the big book … Continue reading

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Gaining Competitive Advantage With Your Business Model

As I have written about before, companies can gain advantage from their business model. Consider some popular examples: Amazon.com: It starting as a bookstore and now is a global online “department store” that delivers. As competitors look to keep up,¬†Amazon … Continue reading

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Changing Innovation Archetypes … Successfully

Shortly after Steve Job’s death, I wrote about the challenge facing Apple to continue its innovation excellence given the archetype they were using was based on the Visionary Leader approach. One of the problems with the Visionary Leader archetype is … Continue reading

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Simple Solutions To Complex Problems

As regular readers know, I criticize the airlines a lot, and for good reason. And occasionally they do something really good, and I have to give them kudos. This one is from Southwest Airlines, and it was simple and cool. … Continue reading

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Blackberry Is Irrelevant … In Case You Weren’t Sure

While¬†Blackberry may no longer be on the verge of bankruptcy, they are irrelevant. What a come down from the defacto standard smartphone to oblivion in a few short years. But, that’s what comes from believing you control the market. You … Continue reading

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Apple’s Innovation Challenges

After Steve Job’s death, I posted a few times about where Apple heads next with innovation. Many people have asked the same questions. With the introduction of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch (aka iWatch), we are beginning to … Continue reading

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