Innovation & Inventions Training Videos
Companies looking to be innovative face a conundrum: policies and procedures designed to make them efficient oftentimes stifle innovation. Unlike start-ups which are innovative by design, most organizations believe innovation can only happen by exception or heroic efforts.
Bitcoin has made its presence known. After the initial hype and volatility, a number of unanswered questions remain. Susan Athey discusses the technological innovation behind Bitcoin and its broader applications, as well as crypto-currency’s potential impact on financial systems, industries—even world economies.
How do growth leaders such as Procter & Gamble, GE, and Amazon consistently achieve above-average organic growth? These companies pursue a disciplined, systematic process that distributes innovations across a spectrum of risk, ensuring that they balance incremental growth with breakthrough opportunities. (DVD or Video Streaming)
With fascinating insights about the creative process at Pixar and Disney, Ed Catmull recounts lessons learned from working with Steve Jobs, speaks to the real dangers, and importance, of failure, and reminds us that whatever conclusions we have drawn, we need to hold them lightly. (DVD or Video Streaming)
Incremental product improvements to promote “my brand is better than your brand” have little impact on the market dynamics affecting market share. In industry after industry, the brand race is won instead by substantial innovations that define new categories or subcategories and thus make competitors irrelevant. (DVD or Video Streaming)
Much like the standup comedian who tests and refines jokes in small clubs before rolling them out to a television audience, most successful entrepreneurs don’t begin with brilliant ideas: they discover them through a deliberate process of creative trial and error. From his research on innovative leaders, from Apple, 3M, Toyota, and Starbucks, to the U.S. Army’s counterinsurgency strategists, to artists and even standup comics, Peter Sims found they shared a surprisingly similar approach. (DVD or Video Streaming)
When Brad Smith took over as CEO, Intuit founder Scott Cook advised him to “Question everything.” Using this as his mantra, Smith set out to create innovative business structures that built on Intuit's strengths and retained market dominance (DVD or Video Streaming)
Cynthia Montgomery Professor at the Harvard Business School makes the case for bringing people back into the equation. Though you start with ideas, you need leaders to construct a company that brings these ideas to fruition. Leadership is required to define your purpose and form a management model that carries it out.