Here’s What’s Wrong With Your Great Idea - Innovation Excellence

Steve Jobs Leadership Masterclass – in Four Words

By Tom Koulopoulos / July 14, 2019 /

We love to complicate leadership in countless books, articles, and insights, but there is no formula. However, there is this gem that guides all great leaders. I’ve got a leadership challenge for you. You can do better. Read on. If the rift in popular sentiment around political leadership tells us anything, it’s that we still…

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Alphabet, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook are Monopolies: So What?

By Tom Koulopoulos / June 23, 2019 /

The need to support a free market by breaking up large companies that stifle innovation and competition is well established, but is it still valid? We’ve reached an economic precipice in building the future of technology; one that is striking chords of terror in many. Namely, that so much of our overall economic health is…

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Apple Inadvertently Revealed its Next Big Thing

By Tom Koulopoulos / June 16, 2019 /

and it’s not what you think… Eclipsing yourself when you’ve just finished changing the world isn’t easy, it’s nearly impossible. But here’s one way Apple might just pull it off, again. There’s a blessing in being a company as loved as Apple, but there’s also a curse. When you’re both that large and that innovative,…

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The Secret to Managing Creative Projects (while looking for the next big hit)

By Wes Dening / April 5, 2019 /

In any industry, innovation is essentially an arms race. If you’re not creating the next big thing, someone else is seizing the opportunity to define it. The problem is, there’s a lot of time between the moment when you first envision a new concept and the moment when it actually hits your market. How you…

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Empowering Teams Through Metrics at Apple

By John Carter / November 14, 2018 /

Apple is an iconic brand noted for disruptive innovation. In the heat of the digital revolution that it helped spark, Apple’s products became a portfolio of increasingly complex and diverse offerings. At a crucial point in its growth, the company had to reign in its exuberance and created a disciplined, cross-company product development process. The…

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The Single Greatest Source of Innovation According to Apple

By Tom Koulopoulos / November 8, 2018 /

As Apple embarks on one of the most aggressive retail makeovers they are signaling a fundamental shift in how companies innovate. What is the single greatest source of innovation? I’ll give you a hint, it’s not a product. You can innovate it faster than any product, it creates the most enduring value for your company,…

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Four Things You Can Learn From the Retail Genius Behind the Apple Store

By Tom Koulopoulos / October 28, 2018 /

Four immutable lessons on how to create a brand that blows away the competition and keeps customers for life. I’ll confess at the very outset that I’ve been an Apple groupie for longer than I care to admit. My first personal computer was a Mac. And through all of Apple’s ups and downs, and a…

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The Twelve Disciplines of Consistently Innovative Organizations

By Anthony Mills / July 11, 2018 /

Ever notice that some organizations seem to be far more consistent at delivering new innovation than most?  I have.  Ever wonder why this is… what they do differently?  I certainly have. Indeed, like so many others before me, I’ve spent my entire adult life working in and around organizations that were trying constantly to deliver…

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Here’s Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

By Greg Satell / February 23, 2018 /

A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It’s launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs’ vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What’s more, he did it with just a fraction of the research budget of other tech giants. Yet now Apple seems stagnant.…

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Here’s What’s Wrong With Your Great Idea - Innovation Excellence

Here’s What’s Wrong With Your Great Idea

By Greg Satell / December 4, 2017 /

When Steve Jobs launched the iPhone in 2007, many pundits were less than impressed. Some said that its unusual shape made it unwieldy. Others thought that it was too expensive. Still others remarked that all the extra software made it a poor choice for its primary function — making phone calls.

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