Why Growth Hacking is Crucial to Your Innovation Strategy

Yannick KhayatiUncategorized

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It’s hard to maintain innovation. Giants like Polaroid, Nokia and Yahoo all had it in their DNA and still ended up with obsolete core products and failing businesses. Even Apple, which seems to turn everything it touches into gold, is having difficulties to stay innovative. Its newest device (the Apple Watch) is selling badly: the first underperforming product the company’s … Read More


How is innovation monitored in your organisation?

Zygi KrupskisInnovation Management

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Let’s get the importance of innovation out of the way to start with. It’s is crucial to any company. Doesn’t matter if we are talking about a startup or a corporation. Any. Apple would not be Apple without an iPod and Toyota wouldn’t be Toyota without their lean manufacturing, or Netflix without…. well Netflix. You get the point. Good, now … Read More


What is a Business Model Innovation Capability?

Bart JansenBusiness Model Innovation

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This article discusses the scope of an innovation capability and the perspective of top down and bottom up business model innovation. In a recent client conversation, we discussed visions for an Innovation Capability. In the same week, we had a conversation with another company about a Business Model Innovation Capability. Interestingly the topics and questions we discussed were very similar … Read More


Wondering why your CV won’t survive the first round? Here are 5 tips!

Nick FransenJobs

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MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE Let’s start by being honest. I’m writing this article to make my own day more fun. Here at Board of Innovation, we do the recruiting process ourselves. All consultants in the team are involved, and everyone takes on a small part of the process. At this moment I’m doing the first screening of cv’s. And I’m just … Read More


Interview: The life of an intrapreneur

Peter GoossensIntrapreneurship

Innovation Pioneers - The life of an intrapreneur

We want to introduce you to a corporate startup that arose from one of our hackathons: Ella. We had an interview with Bart Pollentier, project lead of Ella. In one of our older blog posts, we talked about how we identified and selected the right intrapreneur. First, who or what is Ella? This corporate startup is the result of a one-week hackathon … Read More


10 Sources to step up your innovation game

Peter GoossensInnovation, Resources

10 sources to step up your innovation game

Innovation involves research, and you need to be aware of what is happening around your business. In many cases, you can learn a lot from products or services that are already out there. Maybe by doing research, you could find some innovative ideas from other industries which could eventually fit yours. But finding the right trends or inspiration can be a … Read More


Tips: How I structure business assumptions for a new innovation project

Peter GoossensInnovation Management, Tips

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In the recent years, I probably discussed thousands of business assumptions with +100 corporate startup teams. In these discussions, I tend to focus on helping them to discover the most critical assumptions. They always have limited time. What should they do next when we evaluate their innovation project? We will typically sort all assumptions in 4 big categories: 1. User … Read More


Business Model Innovation at the bottom of the pyramid

Vincent PirenneBusiness Model Innovation

Healthcare case study - How to apply Business Model Innovation at the bottom of the pyramid?

BMI for NGO’s in Southeast Asia I recently visited Myanmar to support a group of NGO’s and corporates in healthcare to innovate at the bottom of the pyramid. We are all very enthusiastic about the result and the journey we’ve gone through so I would love to share this experience with you. The Context I’ve collaborated with Pepal, an NGO that … Read More


Get inspired by these 4 TED talks on Creativity in Business

Peter GoossensInnovation

“Don't worry about a thing,every little thing is gonna be alright”

Creativity improves the process of solving problems. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about developing a new product, a strategy or an innovative way to stay ahead of the competition. Creative problem solving gives that competitive edge that any business is striving to achieve. How can you apply creativity in business? Dive in and get some expert advice from these … Read More


How to innovate in complex environments?

Peter Goossensdesign thinking, Innovation

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Design Thinking, again? By now, everyone has heard of design thinking and even debating whether or not it is already outdated. Well let me tell you, there are still many companies out there using design thinking methodologies successfully and organizations that have never even explored its benefits. This is because some big companies do not know how to make use … Read More


Design Thinking Books & Articles to inspire

Peter GoossensBoard Of Innovation, design thinking

Design Thinking Books

What Can Design Bring to Strategy? – Kathryn Best Design Thinking Comes of Age – Harvard Business Review Design for Action – Harvard Business Review The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design – IDEO Design Thinking – The Book and Tools – designthinkingbook.co.uk Virtual Crash Course – Stanford University Institute of Design Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers – Columbia Business School Design in Tech Report 2016 … Read More


Insight into our Design Thinking Workshops

Peter GoossensBoard Of Innovation, Innovation

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Design Thinking – Case: Philadelphia (Geneva Global) When Geneva Global approached us for a Design Thinking training, we were immediately enthused. Not only because of the noble goal they envision as a company (impactful and efficient philanthropy), but also because of the interesting industry – applying Design Thinking in a Business to Business oriented context. To level out everyone’s understanding … Read More


How to market your corporate startup

Yannick KhayatiInnovate like a startup, Internet & media

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Over the last years we’ve helped several corporates with the launch of internal startups. As an innovation / business consultancy our focus is always on the strategic role of these projects. We provide help with the selection of new product ideas, validating the product / market fit, choosing the right business / revenue model, … As you can see, all … Read More