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The iPod story and what we can ALL learn from it | Spyre

The iPod story and what we can ALL learn from it – By Ahi Gvirtsman

Reading this insider recount of how the iPod came to be one cannot avoid being struck by how three keys to successful innovation were present in a big way:
Leadership – Steve Jobs gave the team a goal and then the resources and freedom to work unencumbered by company politics along with a very aggressive deadline.

Private equity can make companies more innovative | Spyre

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:

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 established organizations are like machines that have been optimized over time to perform their target operation in the most efficient way possible.

5 Reasons intrapreneurship is essential

5 Reasons intrapreneurship is essential

Intrapreneurs are the entrepreneurs in the corporate world. There are many reasons why Intrapreneurship is crucial for big organizations. Here are 5 five of them:

Growth: At the time of the economic crisis most of the big corporations stopped investing in the future. Now they have a large surplus.They know that growth is essential in order for them to get a competitive edge, but the way to get there is unclear.

5 Reasons intrapreneurship is essential

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 and there are those that remain stagnant, and eventually meet the same fate as that of dinosaurs.

Intrapreneurship and its Importance for Large Organizations

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 strategic regeneration of an existing business.