Category Archives: Innovation

The Gilded Age of SickTech

GUEST POST from Arlen Meyers, M.D. The WSJ reported that Twitter Inc. TWTR 5.66% accepted Elon Musk’s bid to take over the company and go private, a deal that would give the world’s richest person control over the social-media network where he is also among its most influential users. … Continue reading

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Five Principles for Innovation Deal Flow Managers

BMNT Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series explaining the common beginner-steps needed to get an innovation practice off the ground or improve an existing innovation practice. Find our first post, explaining the goals of implementing a structure … Continue reading

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Innovation Lessons from Ukraine and China for the DoD

GUEST POST from Steve Blank Portions of this post previously appeared in ‘War On the Rocks’ Looking at a satellite image of Ukraine online I realized it was from Capella Space – one of our Hacking for Defense student teams … Continue reading

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The Leader’s Guide to Making Innovation Happen

GUEST POST from Jesse Nieminen Many would-be innovators obsess over ideas, wait for inspiration to strike, and believe that with the right idea, success can miraculously come overnight. However, as we’ve written before, that’s just not going to happen. In … Continue reading

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Building a Learn It All Culture

Don’t Be a Know It All Trying to be a “know-it-all” is a flawed goal. It is impossible to know everything. This is by design. This is by intention. In much the same way that programming languages have garbage collection … Continue reading

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Innovation is About Conversations Not Knowledge

GUEST POST from Greg Satell One of the most often repeated stories about innovation is that of Alexander Fleming who, returning from his summer holiday in 1928, found that his bacterial cultures were contaminated by a strange mold. Yet instead … Continue reading

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Innovating Through Adversity and Constraints

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack It’s been almost two and a half years since most of us shifted to working virtually and remotely, which, in turn, seriously disrupted most of our business-as-usual behaviors and learning habits. Interestingly, this also disrupted … Continue reading

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Can We Innovate Like Elon Musk?

GUEST POST from Pete Foley When we see someone do something really well, it’s always tempting to try to emulate them. And this is clearly a smart strategy; humans have evolved to automatically copy the successful strategies of others. We … Continue reading

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You Must Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack It’s been a tough two and a half for everyone since the COVID-19 crisis began. Some of us have been hit very, very hard, by the impact of the pandemic exacerbated by the rate of … Continue reading

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Leveraging Tacit Knowledge to Drive More Innovation

GUEST POST from Diana Porumboiu The value of intangible assets in organizations is nowadays five times greater than the one of tangible assets. In fact, 84% of value in S&P companies is currently represented by intangible assets, like intellectual property, … Continue reading

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