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Articles from March/April

Casting a Wide Net: Building the Capabilities for Open Innovation
Many companies have embraced open innovation, only to discover that it is not for them. In fact a good number of those companies are not right for open innovation, mainly because they lack the capabilities needed to promote and leverage collaboration...
Competing in Baseball and in Business
Playing to win in business is like playing to win in baseball. Or at least it should be. The team that knows how to compete will be the team that wins, as this long-time baseball fan and management thinker and professor writes.I have been a San Francisco...
Dynamic Capabilities: A Guide for Managers
In the global economy, investing in technology - and only technology - is unlikely to pay off. As this author writes wealth will flow to those that exhibit innovation in a dominant paradigm, own a strong intellectual property position in critical technologies,...
In Focus: Innovation
"Capitalism, then, is by nature a form or method of economic change and not only never is, but never can be, stationary."- Joseph Schumpeter."He not busy being born/Is busy dying."- Bob Dylan.I am, because of my notoriously sedentary occupation, almost...
Strategic Innovation and the Fuzzy Front End
Innovation is a process, and while the introduction of a genuinely innovative product or service may be highly publicized or even glamorous, the process itself is driven much less by creative brainstorming or strategic planning than by carefully managed...
The Challenge of Imovation
It is surely one of business's great paradoxes that maybe, just maybe, an innovator might have something to learn from an imitator. However unlikely, it is a truism, and this author describes why an innovator should pay close attention to, and even respect,...
The Creative Web
This article was originally published in the May-June, 2000 issue of the Ivey Business Journal. It is being re-published as a tribute to Mr. Larry Tapp, who was Dean of the Richard Ivey School of Business from 1995-2003. Mr. Tapp passed away on January...
The Invisible Hand of Time: How Attention Scarcity Creates Innovation Opportunity
Thinking in terms of time and attention will quickly start to change the way you think about products and services, customer behavior, even business models. This is the great frontier for innovation for the next decade, this author believes. Companies...
The True Meaning of Innovation
Bring up the topic of innovation and often the conversation will soon revolve around a cool, new gadget or an exciting start-up company with a revolutionary idea. If the talk is about the challenge of innovation, it usually focuses on developing something...
To Become a Better Manager Stop Being a Manager
The time is fast approaching, this author writes, when organizations will need Chief Creative Officers instead of Chief Executive Officers, and Chief Collaboration Officers instead of Chief Operating Officers. In the article, he offers the practicing...
Unleashing Innovation
Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the January 26 edition of the Financial Post.Canadians know what needs to be done to make us all better off a decade from now.Canada has made some smart moves over the past decade and that is why the...
Venture Capital Firms in Europe vs. America: The under Performers
In the July/August 2010 issue of IBJ, these co-authors described the "caste system" and other secrets of venture capital (VC) firms in America. In this article, they summarize their interviews with VCs in Europe. While firms in Europe and America share...
Will Canada's Business Leaders Discover Asia in Time?
A conservative nature, an excessive aversion to risk and a strong reluctance to venture outside their comfort zone to do business are holding Canadian businesses back from seizing enormous opportunities in Asia. This author, a Canadian who has done extensive...
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