Companies spend a lot on innovation.
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Tim O’Reilly popularised the terms Open Source and Web 2.0
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Collective Campus is pleased to announce the startups that have been selected as part of the inaugural PropTech accelerator program with Charter Hall.
Over the past 90 days, my team has been searching high and low across Australia to find and recruit VR/AR and real estate startups to the Village Xperience and Charter Hall PropTech corporate accelerator programs respectively.
Far too many entrepreneurs and corporate innovation teams fall in love with their solution, instead of the problem they’re solving or the value they’re supposed to be creating for customers.
Peter Drucker’s famous musings that culture eats strategy for breakfast rings as true today as it did then.
In the past three years, Collective Campus has been home to more than 50 startups that have gone on to raise over US$13M.
“There is nothing worse than doing the wrong things right” - Peter Drucker.
Tim O’Reilly popularised the terms Open Source and Web 2.0.
Perry Marshall is one of the world's most expensive and sought-after business consultants, endorsed by FORBES, INC Magazine, and the most respected entrepreneurs in the world
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As more large companies begin to embark upon audacious transformation plans and set up innovation teams, more corporate professionals are being introduced to a world in which terms like design thinking, lean, agile, pivot, experiment, fail, adapt and so on are used almost interchangeably.
Collective Campus in its third year now and in that time I’m proud to say that, unlike other consultancies and education providers that have come (and gone already in many cases), we didn’t start out with fundraising as a key priority. It still isn’t.
We are indeed living in an age where anybody with an internet connection has access to more information than the POTUS had just 15 years ago.
It’s no secret that large, publicly listed organisations struggle to successfully explore innovation due to the short-term interests of their investors.
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More often than not, senior management and the C-suite assume that exploring disruptive innovation is incredibly risky, and it is.
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Winning buy-in from senior and middle management for corporate innovation initiatives is one of the biggest challenges intrapreneurs face.
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What gets measured gets managed.
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Disruptive ideas usually don’t see light of day at large companies. And when they do, it’s not for long.
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I left the corporate world years ago not only because I managed to raise funding to pursue my own startup ideabut mostly because there was little to no incentive for managers to encourage new ideas or change.
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If you’re a long-time listener you’d be very familiar with the three lightning round questions I ask my guests at the end of each show - one of which is on the daily rituals and routines they maintain to stay on top of their games.
When it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship, a number of core qualities or attributes are fundamental to success, which are best encapsulated by the four Ps unpacked in this episode of Fast Fix Friday!
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We hear it all the time from corporate innovation teams.
When it comes to corporate innovation, there are indeed no silver bullets. The best way to figure what works for your organisation is to take small bets across a number of initiatives, as one would when building a new product using the lean startup philosophy.
I’ve been using virtual assistants for several years. Today, virtual assistants are a big part of the reason why I can maintain what people consider a very high output (in the past two years - in addition to running an innovation consultancy - I founded a children’s entrepreneurship program, published two books, launched a podcast that as of writing is 187 episodes strong and still maintain a solid social life, daily fitness routine, have ample time to learn and maintain interests outside of work - my team will tell you I’m rarely in the office past 7pm and rarely work weekends).
Fail fast and often is a rhetoric we are no doubt used to hearing, and perhaps have come slightly sick of - like anything that is repeated too often. And perhaps that has to do with the fact that such narrative isn’t actionable.
The world is changing faster than ever and up to 60% of today’s jobs are likely to be automated in the next 10-15 years, yet most of what children learn in school is still geared towards traditional roles, and still forces them to become adept at reading, remembering and regurgitating as opposed to more transferable and relevant skills such as resilience, embracing and thriving in ambiguity, critical thinking and problem solving.
Winning buy-in from senior and middle management for corporate innovation initiatives is one of the biggest challenges intrapreneurs face. Oftentimes, intrapreneurs resort to presentations and meetings with executives in an effort to convince them why they should explore new initiatives. Sometimes this works. Most times it doesn’t. Such pursuits fall flat because the recipients have an inherent lack of incentive to explore innovation, a preconceived notion that innovation is risky and expensive and ultimately, don’t understand or connect with the proposition.
More often than not, senior management and the C-suite assume that exploring disruptive innovation is incredibly risky, and it is. It’s often a key bugbear to getting senior management buy-in for corporate innovation initiatives.
When it comes to corporate innovation, it’s easy to focus on metrics such as ideas captured by an idea challenge, the number of prototypes developed or experiments run. But with most corporate innovation initiatives quickly degenerating into theatre, failure rates are running high (eg. 80-90% of innovation labs fail). Such failures ultimately lead to senior stakeholders withdrawing their support while intrapreneurs become increasingly dissatisfied and leave the organisation to seek out greener, more innovative pastures elsewhere.
In this post I’ve unpacked 36 cognitive biases that can stifle your innovation efforts, how they might apply to the field and a proposed solution or mitigant for each. If you’ve got some alternative mitigants to address these biases, I’d love to hear from you in the comments.
Disruptive ideas usually don’t see light of day at large companies. And when they do, it’s not for long. If an idea falls under the banner of Horizon 1 innovation, then congratulations - most large companies are already built for this and a business case is an almost perfect vehicle for it. But if an idea proposed by an employee meets this definition of disruptive innovation, then it needs an alternative approach.
“That which can be measured can be managed.” As such, 20th Century management science gave us a number of metrics to monitor the performance of a business venture, including return on investment (ROI), net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR).
While we can sometimes get away with online customer testing testing, we often have to face up to the much more socially confronting task of interrupting strangers simply going on about their business on the street, which is no easy feat to say the least.
When it comes to corporate innovation, organisations can embark upon a number of different programs, based on their objectives, their current capacities and whether they want to innovate internally, externally or take a hybrid approach. Organisation are spinning off companies for a number of reasons. Find some high profile examples inside.
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Managers are incentivised to deliver on an existing, repeatable business model, not to help discover new ones. So how do we incentivise them to innovate without sacrificing the core business model which is, after all, where we make money today?
While there’s much talk emanating out of Silicon Valley nowadays that “pivot is the new fail”, when the term first gained popularity off the back of the lean startup movement in the early 2010s it effectively meant making a fundamental shift in your business model, based on customer learnings, towards one that is designed to bring you closer to product market fit.
Large organisations are engaging startups in growing numbers, due in part to a realisation that companies have not been built to respond to the accelerating pace of change in a timely manner, and that short of restructuring the entire organisation from the ground up, partnering with startups who are unencumbered by bureaucracy, short-term shareholder demands and employee incentives, is an easier way to tap into emerging technologies, business models and talent.
Corporate startup partnerships represent a massive clash of cultures. There are countless platforms that corporates can leverage to connect with startups such as Crunchbase, Angelist, Startup List and Gust. Add to this meet-ups, pitch nights, conferences, blogs and social media all making it easier than ever to identify and connect with startups doing compelling things in your industry or adjacent industries. What’s really lacking is a roadmap on how to work with startups.
When it comes to corporate innovation programs there’s a number of different structures that large organisations can adopt, however knowing which one to adopt can be a challenge, and oftentimes executives find themselves chasing after shiny metal objectives such as innovation labs where strategic alignment can often become an afterthought.
It’s easy for us to get sucked into the matrix and grind out work, day after day, and look around at our colleagues all doing the same thing and assume that ‘this is the way it’s supposed to be’ without really ever taking the time to reflect on what we really want and whether or not we’re truly happy and fulfilled in our work.
When it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship, a number of core qualities or attributes are fundamental to success, which are best encapsulated by the following four Ps.
A recent World Economic Forum report has built on this and found that 65% of children entering primary school today will end up working in completely new job types that don’t exist yet.
One of Australia’s long running broadcast networks, TEN, went into voluntary administration recently after reporting a $232 million loss. This is yet another sobering reminder that the once mighty will fall unless they begin to challenge their existing business models, despite the fact that it’s where they make all of their money today.
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In this episode of Fast Fix Friday, I cover a topic that is the bane of existence for many a corporate employee which is getting buy in for corporate innovation, or just getting buy in for trying different things in general.
Tune into this episode to hear what Leslie Barry has to say about topics like why organisations like Sportsbet need to innovate, how to effectively partner up with startups, and many more.
This Fast Fix Friday focuses on the stakeholder short-termism that plagues not only Australia's Government, but those of countries around the world, as well as tech businesses, sports teams and entertainment companies.