Innovation

Podcast: Stop the Startup Madness

Boardroom Banter with Karen and Jim. This Podcast Jim goes off on incubators and start-ups. What's the attraction? Why don't we focus on later-stage companies? Also on this Podcast: - US politics is depressing - the Financial Post goes after the rich and famous - using my library card - stuck on Ketchup - getting [...]

By |October 4th, 2016|Innovation, Podcast|0 Comments

Corporate Innovation Assessment Questionnaire

Innovation is one of those concepts that’s highly attractive. It conjures visions of future sustainable growth buoyed by new thinking and new technology. For Governments, Boards and CEO’s, addressing innovation has become an important challenge. As a coach and consultant, I’ve watched CEO’s struggle with the concept of innovation and the process for focusing on [...]

By |September 17th, 2014|Innovation, Leadership|0 Comments

Where will your next new High Tech product come from?

As the CEO of a High Tech company, perhaps you’re concerned with hyper-segmentation and creeping incrementalism in the market. We live in a world where some companies herald the roll out of a new telecommunications device or the next version of software with great fanfare. These are frequently regarded as remarkable accomplishments, representing huge growth [...]

By |February 28th, 2013|Innovation, Marketing, Sales, Technology|0 Comments

Challenges in Commercializing Innovation

Are you ready to sell “Trust”? A wise businessman once told me that, in the end, business is all about selling “trust”. I’ve kept learning what “selling trust” means, ever since. Think of Apple products. Have you ever questioned whether the product will work well and serve a need?  No, in fact, it goes beyond [...]

By |February 26th, 2013|Innovation, Marketing, News, Sales, Technology|0 Comments

Organizational Innovation Skills

Louis Nastro  - Business and Product Innovation Strategist Does your company have the right skills to innovate effectively? Some may think this is an odd question and an answer to this may revolve around client satisfaction with a current product or service offering. However, I would argue not looking deeply at how you come up [...]

By |December 21st, 2012|Business Management, Innovation, News, Product Development|0 Comments

Additive Manufacturing and New Product Development on a Budget

Louis Nastro  - Business and Product Innovation Strategist Ever heard of 3D Printing? This technology has been around for a long time, however, it has been only over the past few years that it has been good enough (or more appropriately accessible enough) to really spur a revolution in the product development process. Traditionally, the [...]

By |December 12th, 2012|Innovation, News, Product Development|0 Comments

Is Innovation Overrated?

Lately I have been seeing many blog posts and articles heralding the death of the term innovation.  I am in Asia as I write this and through conversations with locals and Western business people I have developed some interesting insights on this question. The first is quite basic.  If we look at the etymology of [...]