The Committed Innovator

The Committed Innovator: A conversation with Tanya Baker of Goldman Sachs Accelerate by Erik Roth (Senior Partner at McKinsey’s)

The global leader of Goldman Sachs’ internal new business incubator on fostering innovation and entrepreneurial ventures within the firm. Keep reading the original interview / post here.

The impact of agility

How to shape your organization to compete – Insights from over 2,000 global respondents reveal the recipe for an agile transformation that delivers real business impact.

Agility is on everyone’s lips—online searches for “agile transformation” yield around 100 million hits, and the stories of well-known pioneers circulate widely. But is this just hype, or are there real benefits to be gained? Is agility just noise from the IT department, or an opportunity that merits serious attention from the top team? And if pursuing agility yields benefits, what is the recipe for success?

To find the answers keep reading here the original post on McKinsey & Company.

Rebel Mindset Handbuch

Peter und Anja haben wirklich eine grossartige und kurzweilige Lektüre geschrieben – mit dem oben genannten Titel.

Öffentliche Reaktionen gibt’s auch schon:

„Bildreich und frech plädieren Anja Förster und Peter Kreuz dafür, anders zu denken und wieder Mut, Spaß und Leidenschaft in den Wirtschaftsalltag zu bringen.“

– MANAGER MAGAZIN

„Bürstet die routinierten Abläufe in Organisationen gegen den Strich. Ein Aufbruch aus Erstarrung und perfektionierter Mittelmäßigkeit.“

– BERLINER MORGENPOST

Sie beschreiben, wie man selber die Wahl hat, jeder Leidenschaft und Antrieb haben muss, den Status Quo hinterfragt, Verantwortung durch Freiheit übernimmt, das Ungewöhnliche suchen muss und über eine innere Einstellung. Mitgezählt? Sind sechs!

Hier geht es zur “Quelle”!

Why Amazon, Walmart, & Smaller Retailers Are Betting On Micro-Fulfillment

As retailers spar to offer a better online shopping experience, micro-fulfillment technology could deliver a faster service for customers while boosting profits for retailers – read here.

Authentic Intrapreneurs Are Interested In Doing What Works

To move beyond innovation theater, intrapreneurs have to become keenly interested in creating value for the companies they work for. Keep reading here

Quiz: Test Your Innovation Knowledge

How much do you know about corporate innovation concepts, key thinkers, famous failures, and Silicon Valley disruptors? Try a 22 question quiz by InnovationLeader here.

Steve Blank on Why The Startup Ecosystem is Partially A Ponzi Scheme

3 Things That Determine Startup Survival in a COVID World & Facebook: Platform vs Publisher and Where Does Their Responsibility Lie?

Got interested? Follow this link to listen to the almost 40 minutes interview!

6 Questions for Effective Coaching

“In my years of executive coaching and research about behavioral change, I have learned one key lesson, which has near-universal applicability: We do not get better without structure.”, says Marshall Goldsmith

Crisp and short video by Marshall on the topic: Go here and invest the two minutes.

How to succeed as an innovator – without the hype

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was fond of observing that it was more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.

New book looks at the challenges of being an ‘intrepreneur’ in a large, traditional organisation – follow this link to learn more about this topic.

The fall of Quibi: how did a starry $1.75bn Netflix rival crash so fast?

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s short-form content platform has struggled to make an impact with bad reviews, lack of interest and legal issues swirling

Keep reading here