“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door” is a phrase that has inspired generations of innovators and entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, they often find that a better mousetrap is not enough. You also need to find a customer who wants to buy a mousetrap at a price at which you ...
You are about to develop a new product (or service, or process). However, your company may not have the skills or intellectual property to develop a part of it, so you are faced with the classic 'Make vs. Buy' decision. Do you have your own people develop that part, or do you use an external company for that?
What’s the business case for sustainable innovation? That’s the question I’ve been asked most in my years working on sustainability and the main reason clients cite for not innovating around social and environmental responsibility. Well now we have the answer; the business case is $12 trillion.
Adding change management tools to our product management toolbox is wise, which is why I interviewed the creator of the Change Planning Toolkit. He also wrote the book, Charting Change: A Visual Toolkit for Making Change Stick.
The Sharing Economy is expanding its reach beyond local communities. Is it a sustainable movement? Embracing the full potential of this new economy requires people to get out of auto-pilot and be more aware of their options and actions.
How can a moment when the global community highlights the plight of tens of millions of refugees put anyone in a celebratory mood? What is innovative about a world that seems to be getting ever more efficient at producing refugees? Let me explain.
Gig platforms have opened up new possibilities for marketers by putting in place a new type of sales channel that doesn't rely on a formalized network of channel partners.
Elephants, Fleas and Other Animals There is a lot of discussion about the “gig economy” in business circles today, usually focusing on the plight of those at the low end of the pay spectrum: Uber drivers, Deliveroo bikers, Handy cleaners. But the biggest share of the gig economy is actually professional and white-collar workers, who ...
Nicolas Bry writes extensively about innovation units with a new business model focus that are catching interest. Here are several recent examples.
It’s safe to say that growing your business takes more than time and passion; it also requires a sizeable amount of capital to get it going. This can get pretty expensive, especially if you’re planning to move into a new country. Thankfully, advances in technology and the Internet have made it easier than ever to save ...