Tag Archives: innovation

Edging ahead

Edging ahead

Mobile phone upstarts in China used ‘edging strategy’ to outpace foreign giants like Apple and Samsung, and this holds lessons for managers around the world. I had the recent opportunity to write an article about the Chinese telecoms market with a Chinese consultant and thought leader, Yu Zhou. The article was published in the Chinese… Read more

Innovate through project management

Innovate through project management

‘Project management’ should be an opportunity to innovate, but this requires managers to loosen the reins. Smaller exploratory projects can advance strategic initiatives through a more flexible, seemingly ‘out-of-control’ approach. Companies, consultants and business schools alike tend to rely on the term “project management” to describe oversight of a particular initiative, task or process modification… Read more

Beating a new path

Beating a new path

Innovation is far more than building a better mousetrap in the form of new technology, but also involves new services, processes, business models and organisational structures. The famous 19th Century dictum to “build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door” still dominates our thinking too much whenever we talk… Read more

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