Private equity can make companies more innovative

There’s an eternal argument about whether private equity investors create value for the companies they buy. The evidence shows that private equity backed organizations generate strong returns for investors, but they’re often blamed for three things: 1) The focus is on short-term results (hurting firms in the long run) 2) Loading target companies with too…

If you have “innovation” in your job title, you should excel at breaking things! (Part 2)

In a previous post I argued that corporate innovators must excel at breaking things, just as much as they love building them. The reason for that is that the journey of corporate innovators is blocked by walls and other constraints that corporate organizations have by design. These walls and constraints are there to help organizations conduct…

Internal innovation - business can learn from start-ups

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…

Innovative Workers

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,…