Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

A Prescriptive Process for ‘Make vs. Buy’ Decisions

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?

Waterloo’s Dynamic Innovation Ecosystem: A model for Syrian Refugees

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.

Top 7 Reasons Your Successful Startup Will Fail

Nobody ever started a business intending to fail. Yet, within five years half will. It’s foolish to expect that all of these businesses could somehow succeed. Still, many successful and innovative businesses fail not because there was anything wrong with their product or service but rather because they fell into one of the pitfalls of ...

What’s New about the Gig Economy for Professionals?

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 ...

Innovation – Everything You Need to Know in 12 Quotes

Tweetable wisdom about the right and wrong ways to go about #innovating. There are hundreds of books on innovation; millions of words promising to help you create a culture of innovation. That’s a lot of reading. But what if we could boil down all of that sage advice into something a whole lot easier to ...

Innovation – Everything You Need to Know in 12 Quotes

Tweetable wisdom about the right and wrong ways to go about #innovating. There are hundreds of books on innovation; millions of words promising to help you create a culture of innovation. That’s a lot of reading. But what if we could boil down all of that sage advice into something a whole lot easier to ...