Three ways to ruin new business programs

Business innovation as the growth option In today’s search for growth, most organizations realize the importance of developing new business. Without growth, there is very little room for development, and growing through acquisitions is at best imperfect, especially in terms of value creation. The main challenge of today’s enterprise is not whether to focus on both running the… Read More Three ways to ruin new business programs

Portfolio management throught the decision professionals’ eyes

The first European Decision Professionals Network conference On October 4 and 5, I was part of the first conference of the European Decision Professionals Network. This EDPN network is an informal community that provides a platform for Decision Professionals in both business and government who aim to promote high quality decision-making within their own or their clients’ organisations. It also links European… Read More Portfolio management throught the decision professionals’ eyes

Size matters: why big corporations can outperform small ones on innovation.

Innovation  from the Corporate garage? Do you believe  that large corporations will drive the next wave of innovation, as presented in the recent Harvard Business Review article “The new corporate garage” by Scott Anthony? I have spent 25 years in the land of corporate innovation and seen all sorts of  success and lots of failure. I am confident… Read More Size matters: why big corporations can outperform small ones on innovation.

Another 3 myths in portfolio management

As a sequel to my previous post, I have been collecting some more myths about portfolio management. These myths, or pitfalls, provide powerful but false guidance in many portfolio management implementations, so recognizing and avoiding them will help improve your portfolio decisions. Here are  myths number 4, 5, and 6: “Portfolio management is rank-ordering and then selecting… Read More Another 3 myths in portfolio management