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Seven principles to ignite a culture of innovators (Alex Goryachev)

Every big company was a lean and mean startup at one time. Now, confronted with digital disruption all around us, we’re all rushing to rekindle the entrepreneurial flame that first put our businesses on the map.

Every company wants to be “innovative,” but “innovation” has become an overused buzzword that has lost its meaning. Executives at companies of all sizes toss the word around as if they’re doing it. They point to experiments that range from departmental contests and monetary awards to innovation fairs, idea boxes and time to dream big. Executives at one company even dressed up as innovation superheroes in an “intervention” to rally employees around innovation…

Source: Seven principles to ignite a culture of innovators | TechCrunch

A very good read on Product Management Philosophies: 3 Types of Product Management (Daniel Demetri)

Which One is Right For Your Company?

“The ambiguity of the product management role is near to its essence,” writes product manager Dan Schmidt in The Product Management Triangle, “Within one company, the duties of a product manager can change drastically and quickly.”
BCG consultant Yves Morieux argues that modern corporate managers hamper productivity by overusing “measurability, accountability, and clarity” when architecting their organizations. He claims we optimize for knowing whom to blame when we fail, and consequently we miss out on opportunities to succeed with cooperation…

Source: 3 Types of Product Management — Earnest Product Management — Medium

Great Article on purpose-driven Entrepreneurship: Does Your Company Know Why It Exists? (John Battelle)

Many of the World’s Top Companies Can’t Explain Their Purpose. Why Knowing Yours Will Be a Competitive Advantage.

It’s remarkable to think that in an age defined by purpose, most large companies have no idea what their reason for existing actually is. The next 10-to-20 years will bring extraordinary challenges for big companies — nearly all of the Fortune 500 is threatened by massive secular change. If ever there was a time to identify your business’s core purpose, it’s now…

Source: Does Your Company Know Why It Exists? — NewCo Shift — Medium

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