In order to become innovative organizations must innovate – by Ahi Gvirtsman

At first, the above title might seem trivial. Readers might think they are being presented with an obvious truth. I must say, however, that from my years of moving around the community of innovation leaders in various countries, this obvious truth keeps being overlooked. As brilliantly articulated in the seminal work “The innovator’s dilemma”, most…

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Change or die: what big business can learn from start-ups about internal innovation

Many articles these days discuss how startups should interact with large corporations but none discuss how corporations should interact and work with startups. Jack Welch, the Head of General Electric, formulated the #1 rule for company survival: “Change or Die” many years ago yet it is just as relevant today. There are companies that develop…

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Innovative Leaders In The Digital Era

The onset of the digital era has allowed technology permeate our daily lives, transforming our realities into something entirely new and different. The way we socialize, conduct business, receive medial care, and carry out numerous other tasks has been impacted by rapid technological innovation. In the realm of business, technology plays an increasingly important role,…

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Succeed in the start-up game

The proliferation of accelerators has caused a global shift in the process of venture development for entrepreneurs around the world. Accelerators offer tremendous benefits to entrepreneurs. They provide an excellent network of mentors, advisors, and experienced entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are are able to work on their ventures along side other budding ventures at a similar stage.…

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We can say “Youth Nation”

  In recent years, Israel has come to be known around the world as the “Startup Nation,” an appropriate title for the miraculous growth and success Israel’s economy. It produces more startups per-capita than China, India, Canada, Japan and the UK. Not only this, but it attracts twice as much venture-capital investment as the US…

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Innovation 9 Things Companies Should Do In Order to Keep Innovative Workers in their Organization

  Many corporations suffer from a common disease called bureaucracy. This disease keeps them from dealing easily and swiftly with the ever-changing external environment that is our technologically and socially driven world today. This bureaucracy also leads to the frustration of many innovative and energized employees, filled with the drive to create, change, and develop,…

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The IDF Shoots Innovation

  While Israel is known for both its high volume of successful entrepreneurs and start-ups, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) is known around the world for its rigorous training and exceptional members. Israel has a reputation as the “start-up nation,” producing more startups per-capita than China, India, Canada, Japan and the UK and attracting twice…

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Intrapreneurship and its Importance for Large Organizations

Though the Intrapreneurship definition is argumentative, the concept of corporate intrapreneurship is generally believed to refer to the development of new ideas that can be divided to innovative ideas types such as: Disruptive and Incremental innovation. This innovative opportunities lead directly to the improvement of organizational profitability and an enhancement of competitive position or the…

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Ecosystem as a Catalyst for Innovation

Innovation is the driving force in the progress of any modern society, dictating economic success and creating cross-cultural connection. The spread of innovation occurs in climates that are conducive to creating thinking, co-working, and financial investment. Such a climate is referred to as an entrepreneurial ecosystem. The meeting of the public, private, and academic sectors…

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Entrepreneurship to Combat Poverty

There are 7.5 billion people in the world today. Within the next 50 years, the population will reach over 10 billion. As the population rises exponentially, so too does poverty, unemployment, and economic stagnation. Large-scale job creation requires a great deal of capital and power, but even with these resources many efforts to combat job…

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