The Three Horizon Approach to Innovation

The three horizons for innovation thinking

How do you apply the three horizon framework in your thinking? Steve Blank you are limiting your thinking.

Presently the three horizon model is argued as no longer applying to innovation as it has been suggested, or I feel so, in a recent article written by Steve Blank. Now I am a terrific admirer of Steve and his thinking but he does, I feel, rush to an assumption to fit one specific problem […]

Applying the Three Horizon Thinking to a Fresh Perspective of Innovation Design

There is huge value in applying the three horizon framework into your thinking. It is as useful a framework that you can get, to help decide where you are heading. It is not just for innovation application, that can determine innovation activities. It has multiple values in any organization thinking and alignment. The 3H informs […]

Exploring the Rich Tapestry within the Three Horizon Framework

Within our ‘business as usual’ attitudes, there actually lies the seeds of destruction. Today there is a relentless pace; we are facing stagnation in many maturing markets if we don’t evolve. Yet we actually subvert the future to prolong the life of the existing. We need to frame our innovation needs differently for exploring and […]

Future Innovation demands a different approach

I certainly believe we are in need of a fresh approach to innovation. We are facing unprecedented challenges, sluggish growth and increasing competition from unexpected sources. We need to increasingly deliver better end results; as more distinctive, bolder and creative, delivering greater value to our customers’ needs. Can we change our thinking to achieve this? […]

Applying innovation thinking in different horizons

In the past few days, I have had some exchanges on twitter with Jairo H Venegas and Ralph-Christian Ohr on different thinking around the three horizon methodology. We share similar views on its value and partly how it can be applied. Ralph and I exchange constantly and occasionally meet up together. Actually, we need another […]

The Three Horizons – Providing a Common Language in its Innovation Use

As you may know I have been writing significantly around the Three Horizons in relationship to innovation. Initially drawing on the foundation within the McKinsey initial papers, updated here under their enduring ideas, and in particular based on by its original authors of the book “The Alchemy of Growth” by Mehrdad Baghai, Steve Coley, David […]

Innovation needs different time and thinking horizons

We often constrain our innovation because we ‘shoe horn’ any conceptual thinking into a given time, usually the yearly budgetary plan, so it dominates the actions decided and can exercise a large influence in this constraining of ideas to realization. We should make the case that different types of innovation operate and evolve over different […]