I ran into an excellent post on reasons why in so many companies innovation programs fail. There are several basic things that need to be in order for a vision to actually embed into a company, or for a culture change to actually happen. Continue reading
Despite all the recent talk of decentralized management, empowered employees, and horizontal processes, the large industrial organization continues to dominate the economy today…… but we see sign of a counterphenomenon: the disintegration of the larger corporation.
As tech startups start to disrupt markets where enterprises ruled for decades, the need for innovation becomes bigger. Some turn to me and ask; “-Can you help us do lean customer development.” “-Can you help us think more visually.” “-Can you help us be more like a lean startup.” “-Can you help us be more innovative.” And although that first realization, by at least the one person that asks, that somethings need to change is a good start. It is no where enough for that company to stay on top. Continue reading
Neelie Smit Kroes called out on twitter recently “Calling all millennials! Sign our #startupmanifesto”. I think we should and not just the millennials amongst us. The more people sign it, support it and the measures proposed, the more likely actual actions will be undertaken to make sure the manifest will become more than just that. Continue reading
I’ve been saying it for a while now, the startup community has a lot to offer for corporates, and the other way around. I think entrepreneurs should take responsibility and give back to the (startup) community.
I’ve mentioned it before; hierarchy within companies something of the past rather than a sustainable structure for the future. I’ve seen companies struggle with structure when social media made its way into peoples lives, changing the way we connect to one another. Changing the way we can express thoughts, our ideas, our knowledge through these new networks of likeminded and interconnected individuals. The old structure of enterprises is not fit to handle this new socially structured, real-time communication. Continue reading
The Next Web Conference in Amsterdam, an annual event of world proportions. Tech, innovation, start ups, investors and a lot of networking and beer. This slideshare is a handpicked overview of the presentations that I visually summarized live at the event.
I am a mentor at Rockstart, have been for a while now. I love working with the enthusiastic startup teams. Apart from helping them with visual thinking and strategy, I am mainly a mentor in lean, giving sessions and workshops on Customer development. Here is a video compilation from one of these sessions.
I was thinking about Big Data and the quest that a lot of companies seem to have for that one Data wizard that will be the answer to all of their Data questions. And though I am not convinced of one data wizard or analist or specialist being the answer, I wasn’t getting my head around what should be the answer either. Continue reading