Posts Tagged ‘Strategic Thinking’

Why business models are important (and modeling is too)

Via Anders Sundelin: In his recent article in Long Range Planning, Business Models as Models, Charles explores the question “Are Business Models useful?” where he points out that they act as various forms of model: “to provide means to describe and classify businesses; to operate as sites for scientific investigation; and to act as recipes […]

Better Decisions Through Analytics

I know of at least one person that will dig this Harvard Business IdeaCast: Better Decisions Through Analytics with Tom Davenport, Babson College professor and coauthor of “Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results.“ Go tiger, grab the mp3.

Simple ideas in innovation …

Interesting line-up at the upcoming World Innovation Forum, Gary Hamel, Amory Lovins, Eric von Hippel, Chris Anderson and more. They’re claiming that […] Over two days, the experts will guide you through the exploration of the latest innovation theory, strategy, and case studies. Learn from these resources how to successfully implement and refine innovation to […]

Podcasts on disruptive innovation, IT as differentiator, communities and more

Some english podcasts of note, collected in the last few weeks, for all of you that got a little time on their hands … For a start, Alex Osterwalder has published two more Arvetica podcasts of note (mp3), here he’s talking with Scott Anthony of Innosight, and here he’s talking with John Hagel. How cool […]

Sharpening Your Skills: Managing Innovation

So now the demand and need are clear, what about approaches, concepts and ideas. Some are compiled by Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge who have put together some classic articles on innovation (“Sharpening Your Skills: Managing Innovation“), among them articles on user innovation, and how to harness disruptive change: Sharpening Your Skills dives into the […]

Where Does Strategic Innovation Come From?

HBR IdeaCast number 80 sounds interesting again: “Where Does Strategic Innovation Come From?” with guest George Stalk of BCG, and now author of 5 Future Strategies You Need Right Now, a new book in the Harvard Business Press Memo to the CEO series. I wonder if a small booklet can make that much a difference, […]

Can good design be co-created?

Another Intersections Conference podcast – a discussion about the possibilities and pitfalls of co-design, mp3 here Can good design be co-created? What can designers learn from the open source software movement and ‘wikinomics’? While everyone is a designer, isn’t it the job of professional designers to champion good design?