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 […]

The backdrop of digital transformation and its consequences

Digital transformation is now omnipresent and has the potential to reshape the way all organizations operate. The customer has become absolutely central to this transformation and the push towards the 4th Industrial revolution is driving this transformation wholesale, across all industries and services engaged in business. Let me outline some of the challenges in my […]

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 […]

Developing a new framework for risk and innovation.

I believe we need a new way to manage risk within our innovation activities. It needs to be treated differently from the general ‘risk management’ criteria applied within our business organizations. In a three-part series, part one outlined the implicit need to align innovation to the corporate strategy and through this we can determine ‘acceptable […]

The Need to Automate the Innovation Process

There has always been a consistent call to automate the innovation process. Now it might turn into a stampede, based on real ‘digital’ need. We have made solid progress in the use of out-of-the box software for capturing ideas at the ‘fuzzy front end.’ We have developed pipelines and use product life cycle software systems […]

Recognizing the conditions for changing innovation’s culture and climate

Tackling the culture and climate that is needed to create a thriving innovation environment is complex. In this post I can only touch on certain points to trigger that deeper examination and offer the stimulus and considerations it needs. Within the Executive Innovation Work Mat we have seven domains or components that need bringing together […]

The environment for innovation does really matter

The Executive Innovation Work Mat methodology requires investigation and engagement across the seven domains or components that make up the work mat.  The aim of any work mat discussions undertaken with executives focuses upon bringing out the parts necessary for innovation to happen and that needs an integrated approach and lasting engagement from senior management. […]

The Overarching Proposition for the Executive Innovation Work Mat

When you begin to think through something that might change the present dynamics within innovation and its management it becomes exciting. When you develop an emerging answer , by recognizing one really critical gap that needs filling, it becomes hugely exciting actually. Not just in researching it, in debating it but in eventually constructing a […]