Category Archives: Portfolio Management

Bring me problems, then solutions, then problems again…

Innovation managers hate the line “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions.” They insist that before any innovation project can begin, a thorough investigation of the underlying problems must take place; collecting solutions can only start when the problems are … Continue reading

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Cloudy Vision, Cloudy Execution

  As every high-quality report on innovation, Accenture’s 2015 U.S. Innovation Survey is a mixed bag of news. On the one hand, responses provided by “500 managers and executives with roles in innovation at large U.S. companies” paint a bright … Continue reading

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Should We Celebrate Failure Worth A Billion?

As every popular topic, innovation is a powerful magnet for clichés. Some of them obliterate more than illuminate. For example, I’m not sure that mixing innovation with DNA is a good idea. Though I kind of understand what Clayton Christensen … Continue reading

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The Terminator Effect

(This post originally appeared on Innovation Excellence) I’d like to touch upon a subject that doesn’t come up often in innovation discussions: I’d like to talk about how we kill projects. Everyone would agree that killing projects is a key to … Continue reading

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