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Evidence-Based Innovation Portfolio Management

From the highest paid person’s opinion to financial projections and scoring models, these are just some of the most common approaches used by executives when making innovation investment allocation or project prioritization decisions. But as you move beyond your core business to evaluate new sources of growth, the traditional financial approaches become increasingly less reliable.  Why?

Innovation is Not About Ideas!

One of the fondest wishes of a CEO is to create an innovation culture. They aspire to lead a vibrant organization, capable of beating the odds of disruption by learning and adapting to a changing world. They invest in innovation competitions, hackathons, ideas schemes, and similar high-participation events. They see the flood of new ideas from employees and customers that results is evidence things are changing, that innovation is happening.

Beating the Odds of Disruption
Beating the Odds of Disruption

Large firms often struggle to prosper in the face of market disruption. Recently, many have adopted Design Thinking and ‘Lean Agile’ techniques, but have these techniques moved the needle towards building disruptive new businesses? Are incumbents any better placed to beat disruption? And, if some are, what can we learn about how they’ve succeeded where others have failed?

Has your company optimized its innovation portfolio? Find out by participating in Change Logic’s Innovation Portfolio Management Benchmark. This new research with Professor Michael Tushman of Harvard Business School aims to isolat...

The Atlanta Opera announced the resumption of live performances beginning Thursday, October 22, 2020. Perhaps the only opera company in America to do so this Fall.

It is a remarkable achievement given how hard COVID-19 has hit perf...

2020 has shown us businesses need to be adaptable if they want to thrive in an uncertain world. Conventional wisdom is that startups are the virtuosos of new business creation and that large corporations struggle to act with speed...

Innovation is built on proven methodologies, much like the approach we use at Change Logic. Yet, methodology alone is not enough. As Prof. Michael Tushman, Change Logic’s co-founder, reminded us recently, no amount of fashionable...

Ten years ago, I co-authored an article on how firms need to balance exploiting the core business with exploring new markets. We aspired then that the article would have an impact. 
I am proud to say it was recently named the most...

Change Logic is thrilled to welcome our new Principal, Noel Sobelman to lead our Innovation Practice. We sat down with Noel recently to learn more about him and his new role.

Q: Welcome to the team, Noel. You have had a very long a...

Moving from periodic to real-time portfolio decision making

Corporate innovation teams have always been challenged to focus on projects that will have the highest returns. Sometimes, our enthusiasm for new ideas can cause us to ove...

The stereotype for successful modern corporations is that they flawlessly execute operational performance improvement and incremental innovation. Large companies are good at upgrading existing products or services. They also do a...

Walmart’s recent announcement of its new health business is a timely reminder of how large corporations can lead disruptive innovation. They gave the new unit autonomy to grow without sacrificing access to the assets of the core b...

We were all amazed at how quickly we moved to virtual work. We waited for the world to fall apart, but it didn’t. On the contrary, many have found they are capable at changing much faster than they ever imagined. However, the long...

Many firms scaled back investments in innovation in response to the global pandemic. There was a sense of urgency to address employee safety and stabilize the core business. The uncertainty remains as the combined effects of the p...

Senior managers are moving with speed to reduce expenses for short-term survival. While the shape of the recovery is unknown – long or short, deep or shallow – there will be a recovery. The likelihood for your business to not only...

Bold, audacious, brave, courageous, and trailblazing are just a few of the adjectives commonly used to describe some of the most innovative corporate leaders of our time, including Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Sheryl Sandberg, and Mary...

Serendipity is one of the most powerful forces in innovation. There are so many great product ideas or sales opportunities that emerge through the power of random chance. However, COVID-19 has radically altered the workplace.

 
Acc...

Cash management has been the key focus for management teams in the past two to three months. However, as we move out of the first phase of the crisis, history shows that the smart ones will switch their focus to new sources of gro...

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