Alex Osterwalder – Creating an Invincible Company

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak about what it takes to create an invincible company, with a particular emphasis on the importance of a balanced innovation portfolio.

Interested in this topic and have a bit less than half an hour time? Follow this link to the 25 minutes podcast.

Swiss Startup is Building a Scalable Approach to Management Consulting

Innovation consulting is the practice of training teams to design new business models and profit centers for companies.

Interested? Read the story here.

6 Lessons L&D can take from marketing and use RIGHT NOW

A great overview of how to reach your customers at a high level.

Figure your value proposition first by keeping reading here.

McKinsey study of 1,700 companies reveals CEOs don’t understand design leadership at all

Designers finally have a seat at the table. 

Just about nobody knows what a chief design officer is actually supposed to do. Keep reading here.

The Ultimate Testing Framework

By investing in a business plan, you’re actually investing into one idea and one way for it to be executed.

Instead, it’s most beneficial to invest in a team and the team’s ability to continuously adapt the value proposition and business model until it works. Great 50 minutes podcast! Follow this link.

How to Raise Money — It’s a Journey Not an Event

Founders need to keep their eye on the prize not just the next funding round

Not all startups need outside investment to grow. Interested? Keep reading the article on LinkedIn here.

The 10th Anniversary of the iPad: A Perspective from the Windows Team

A perspective from the Windows team.

It didn’t quite change everything it promised; but people preferred it, and they changed what they did in order to use it. Fully story -> Follow Me.

How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity

An oldie, but some great lessons and ideas in there.

Give mighty power to creatives and collaboration. Goldie, but Goldie – keep reading here.

Irv Grousbeck: The Power of “I Don’t Know”

Newly minted CEOs need to bear in mind that employees prefer honesty and humility over perfection.

It’s okay not to have all the answers. Read full story here.

Testing Business Ideas with David J. Bland

Ideas need to be tested to see what they need to succeed.

David hopes to influence change in funding startups, as he believes that it should be based on evidence rather than emotion. Keep reading here.