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Innovation is Not About Ideas!

One of the fondest wishes of a CEO is to create an innovation culture. They aspire to lead a vibrant organization, capable of beating the odds of disruption by learning and adapting to a changing world. They invest in innovation competitions, hackathons, ideas schemes, and similar high-participation events. They see the flood of new ideas from employees and customers that results is evidence things are changing, that innovation is happening.

Beating the Odds of Disruption
Beating the Odds of Disruption

Large firms often struggle to prosper in the face of market disruption. Recently, many have adopted Design Thinking and ‘Lean Agile’ techniques, but have these techniques moved the needle towards building disruptive new businesses? Are incumbents any better placed to beat disruption? And, if some are, what can we learn about how they’ve succeeded where others have failed?

Walmart’s recent announcement of its new health business is a timely reminder of how large corporations can lead disruptive innovation. They gave the new unit autonomy to grow without sacrificing access to the assets of the core business. That is what we call ambidexte...

Most organizations launch initiatives to drive growth and there are great practices available to innovate in the core business and explore new business models.  Three years ago, I met Stephen, CEO for a North American media firm. He had invested $200M to build new busi...

Innovation efforts in large organizations tend to over-emphasize ideation (coming up with new ideas) at the expense of incubation (assuring the viability of an idea) and scaling (building a real business from idea). In his podcast conversation with Rob Llewellyn, Chang...

by Andy Binns

Many say disruption is a game for Startups. We disagree. Corporates can be innovators by becoming ambidextrous organizations. This is a step beyond adopting Lean Startup, Design Thinking, and Business Model Canvas. It requires a scale of ambition from lead...

Not all innovation is created equal. 

Our clients find it helpful to distinguish different types of innovation to ensure they provide the appropriate support, resources and oversight to generate new sources of growth and remain successful within existing businesses.

At C...

“Legacy companies trying to make the transition to a new technological era must succeed at three disciplines: ideation, incubation, and scale. Everyone ideates. Every CEO spends money on innovation, and that’s great. Some companies are okay at incubation. But scaling i...

Change Logic co-founders Mike Tushman and Andy Binns discuss how data science is becoming increasingly important in change management and how companies can prepare themselves to lead in the data-driven future.

“Although it will take time, we will finally be able to clos...

The most resistant scientists and engineers saw open source methods as a fundamental challenge to their professional identities. They defined themselves as “problem solvers,” but open innovation crowdsourcing platforms didn’t let them play that role; instead, they had...

Disruption is the new normal across industries. There is no debate in management teams over if there is or is not a threat; only, how do we take advantage of the opportunity and avoid the threat. Fortunately, there is also a rich set of tools and techniques available t...

Change Logic co-founder, Andrew Binns discusses how companies can beat the odds of a disruption using the three disciplines of Ideate, Incubate, and Scale during an executive education session at the Harvard Business School.

Change Logic co-founder, Mike Tushman discusses why disruption causes great companies to fail and how those companies can transform to lead the disruption in their markets.

Change Logic co-founder, Charles O'Reilly discusses why successful businesses fail in the face of disruption and how companies facing disruption can beat the odds of disruption to lead the change in their markets.

Digital disruption is visiting every industry at a pace that exceeds almost everyone’s predictions. This is challenging CEOs to learn to build new capabilities - data, analytics, software development - and business models. 

Frequently, these new capabilities and busines...

Change Logic co-founder, Charles O'Reilly, offers some insights on how to create a culture of success, produced by the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Innovation is Not About Ideas!
Innovation is Not About Ideas!
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