Removing the Roadblocks to Corporate Innovation – When Theory Meets Practice

Removing the Roadblocks to Corporate Innovation – When Theory Meets Practice

Innovation theory and innovation in practice are radically different. Here are some simple tools to get your company’s innovation pipeline through the obstacles it will… more

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September 19, 2017

How companies strangle innovation – and how you can get it right

How companies strangle innovation – and how you can get it right

A shorter version of this post first appeared on the HBR blog

I just watched a very smart company try to manage innovation by hiring a global consulting firm to offload engineering… more

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September 14, 2017

HTTPS testing

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August 31, 2017

Working Outside the Tech Bubble

Annual note to self – most of the world exists outside the tech bubble.

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We have a summer home in New England in a semi-rural area, just ~10,000 people in town, with a potato farm… more

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August 12, 2017

You adapt, or you adopt, or you die

You adapt, or you adopt, or you die

I was in Boston and stopped by the Harvard Business Review for their IdeaCast podcast. I shared my current thinking about innovation in companies and government agencies. The interviewer, Curt Nickisch was… more

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August 7, 2017

Why Corporate Innovation is Harder Now

I was at Stanford in the Graduate School of Business and was interviewed by Peter Gardner of StartGrid for his On The Road podcast. I shared my current… more

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July 25, 2017

National Security Innovation just got a major boost in Washington

National Security Innovation just got a major boost in Washington

Two good things just happened in Washington – these days that should be enough of a headline.

First, someone ideal was just appointed to be Deputy… more

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July 19, 2017

Reddit Explains The F1 Racing Lifestyle

I recently had the privilege of spending the day at the Grand Prix with the Martini Williams Racing crew. I watched the race from the garage, I walked the pit lane and saw all of the cars and… more

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July 16, 2017

Why good people leave large tech companies

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood,

divide the work, and give orders.

Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.

Antoine de… more

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July 11, 2017

Why a Company Can’t “Be More Like a Startup”

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June 27, 2017