7 top-notch books on innovation

Yves CreemersBoard Of Innovation, Daily Inspiration

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(3 minute read) On Amazon, there are over 70.000 books on ‘Innovation’. That would take a normal human being 2.397 years to read at a pace of 20 pages a day. To find your way through this overload of information we collected some golden nuggets for you. The result is a list of 7 top-notch books on innovation. 1 The Innovator’s Dilemma – by Clayton … Read More


Ignore focus groups: a guide to do your own customer validation

Nick De MeyIntrapreneurship

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When working with corporate teams I regularly face discussions on when and how to do customer research. For many managers talking to potential new customers is completely out of their comfort zone. I am convinced this is not with bad intentions as managers in large enterprise are mainly working in 3 modes: Do nothing (Talking to customers is the responsibility of someone else, other … Read More


The tools & templates used in a 3 day ideation brainstorm. (Part 1)

Nick De MeyIdeation

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Recently I guided a 3 day ideation brainstorm for NGA HR at their HQ in London. This is the first 3-day workshop of 2 sessions to explore & develop new opportunities for this global HR service provider. (+8500 employees, +$850M turnover). In this post I’ll describe what tools we used to end up with a first selection of 13 concepts. Of course … Read More


Women in Innovation: We need more!

Simon De RuyterBoard Of Innovation, Jobs, Team

Marijke, our wonderful colleague

Working at Board of Innovation I have been wondering why our team mostly consists out of men. A first thought I had was that it might have something to do with the type of work we do, that women are underrepresented in the world of innovation. However, by openly questioning this on LinkedIn, I soon realised we are doing things … Read More


How our guy Vincent applied ‘Lean Startup’ by launching his own startup

Yannick KhayatiBoard Of Innovation, Innovate like a startup

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At Board of Innovation, our team values are very important. One of them all of us share, is an entrepreneurial spirit. One of our consultants Vincent is the absolute proof of that, he recently translated his entrepreneurial mindset in his own startup, Sir. Vincent has been working at Board of Innovation for almost a year now and he already did … Read More


How to design your own innovation accelerator: a checklist

Vincent PirenneBoard Of Innovation, Business Model Innovation, Innovate like a startup, Intrapreneurship

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I decided to write a post to give you some insights on how we designed our latest accelerator program and what we learned from it. We recently finished an exciting dragons’ den of an innovation accelerator program for Owens-Illinois (O-I). O-I is the global market leader in the production of glass bottles (listed in the fortune 500). Fun-fact: Approximately one of every … Read More


Is your startup idea already taken? This graphic will tell you.

Yannick KhayatiBoard Of Innovation, Business Model Innovation, Daily Inspiration, Ideation, Innovate like a startup

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How do cross-industry founders such as Elon Musk and Richard Branson manage to launch multi-billion-dollar companies one after the other in totally different industries? They are gifted with the talent to copy and remix between businesses: 1. Recognizing the success stories in one business. 2. Shaping these success stories into abstract business patterns. 3. Zooming in on another industry and translating the patterns … Read More


Jobs in innovation: our field guide

Yannick KhayatiBoard Of Innovation, Intrapreneurship, Jobs

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For most companies, developing a winning innovation strategy isn’t usual business. It takes a lot of time, skills and resources. Though essential for long term business growth, innovation is often killed due to the focus on core business processes. As an innovation consultancy we’ve been globally involved in lots of innovation projects. This means we have cooperated with many different profiles … Read More


This is how launching on Product Hunt for the first time, hammered our expectations.

Yannick KhayatiBoard Of Innovation, Business Model Innovation, Innovate like a startup

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Last week, we launched our Business Model Kit to the Product Hunt community. It was the first time Nick and I launched a product on PH, so this blogpost is a great opportunity to look back on this (great) experience. Our Project Unlike many other projects on Product Hunt, our business model kit is not a new product. We had … Read More


Analyzed: Product Hunt business models

Yannick KhayatiBoard Of Innovation, Business Model Innovation

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With our business model kit launching on Product Hunt, it’s the right moment to take a good look at some business models of products that were there before us.. To give Product Hunters a clear idea of what they can do with our kit, we’ve analyzed the business models of our 3 favourite hunts. Pexels (Product Hunt link) The first one … Read More


We’re doing a €2.500 giveaway to support intrapreneurship : what we learned so far

Yannick KhayatiBoard Of Innovation, Intrapreneurship, Uncategorized

Free money experiment

As some of you might know, we launched a giveaway a while a ago. With this giveaway, we promised to spend €2.500 to cover intrapreneurial expenses. Since this campaign has been running for almost 4 weeks now, it’s time to review this experiment so far. First thing we noticed is that the necessity for ‘free money’ is not as high … Read More


Curated for you by our team: Mustread innovation longreads

Yannick KhayatiBoard Of Innovation, Daily Inspiration, Entertainment & tourism

summer longreads

Summer is coming, which means most of you take time for a vacation. While some people spend their holiday on a sunny beach, others prefer a ‘staycation’ to relax at home. No matter where you are, summer is absolutely a great time to catch up your reading. That’s why we decided to share some quality reading material with our fellow … Read More


Our predictions: what happened in the last 100 days?

Nick De MeyBusiness Model Innovation

When we run an intrapreneurship program in a large corporate, we aim to push participants out their comfort zone. During several  exercises intrapreneurs have to brainstorm on what the future could bring to their organisation. Spotting emerging trends & technology is never easy.   To speed up this process we’ve create a FutureScan Poster with +200 predictions. Allow me to zoom … Read More