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Innovation Is Not Mad Science, It’s Good Science

One of the most common misconceptions about innovators is that they reach their ideas through lightning-strike inspiration

A Structured Cultural Approach Managing Uncertainty

Culture is like a operating system that runs in the background and defines what is possible. When it works, we don’t usually think about it...

Pop management consulting is a pop version of itself

In a recent article, CBInsigts writes that the industries that have proven most vulnerable to disruption have been...

A Strong Culture Is Its Own Incentive for Innovation

Over the years I have seen many attempts at incentive programs for innovation. It’s no secret that they fail most of the time...

Innovation by numbers: Lessons to learn from the CIA and Netflix

Back in 2011, we were wondering how to develop the first hypothesis in the large and very complex...

Co-creating volume 3


Now we start the work co-creating volume 3 of the Complete Guide to business Innovation...

Unlearning Is the New Learning


Take a moment right now to put everything on pause and visualize the person you were a decade ago.

IL Master Class: Innovation by the Numbers

In Innovation Leaders recent Master Class, “Innovation by the Numbers,” we explored how...

ISO will celebrate the first baseline of the Innovation Management System Standards ISO/TS 50500 and others in Stockholm, May 2019

Last week, March 12-16, ISO/TC 279 held a plenary meeting hosted by British Standards Institute, BSI, in London. During the full week, all working groups continued their hard work with their respective parts. We were well over 100 participants from 50 countries, a truly impressive and massive global effort to building the innovation capabilities we […]

The Constancy of Change and the Path to Continuous Value Creation

Overly simplified models of the world lead inevitably to inadequate conclusions...

Managing Change Despite Uncertainty

Even if you know what your customers want now, how do you know what they will...

Innovation by the numbers, the secret source in UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vision 2021 is one of the most ambitious innovation visions on the planet...

Fashion Industry as a circular business model (Part I of II)

Young plant growth in lady shoe, recycle concept. “I think the biggest innovations of the 21st...

Client Case: Green Innovation of the Paper Industry

At last year’s GADDEN Conference, one of the top career fairs for business, law...

The EU Sustainability Directive Is Setting a New Global Standard for Business Practices


US innovators and investor are closely watching the drama of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) (Regulation 2016/679/EU), covering corporate responsibility for protecting...

Can We End of Poverty in a Decade?

In July of 2017, the UN released its latest update on their progress toward 17 Sustainable Development Goals...

The October Paris-meeting moved the upcoming ISO Standard on Innovation Management Systems one step closer to release!

I recently participated in the ISO/TC 279 meeting in Paris, where the working groups continued to work with their respective parts, moving the standard one step closer to its planned publishing in Q4-2018...

Does culture eat strategy for breakfast?



Innovations are infinite, even within a finite market. However, not all innovations start with the same chance at a fully productive lifecycle. Innovations that survive are most often those that are supported by...

Innovation 360 Group is on the ground in UAE, and Dubai is leading the charge in the pursuit of innovation

  As a force for change behind most industries and a catalyst for development in the public and private sectors, innovation is undoubtedly one of the keys to economic development and diversification around the world. The UAE, and Dubai especially, has set its sights on achieving the highest levels of innovation. The leadership of the […]

Do you have an Artificial IntellIgence Strategy – or are you JUST pretending TO?

Not long ago one of my clients told me he badly needed “Artificial Intelligence for Dummies...

Recommendation engines force organisations to fundamentally rethink

According to Michael Schrage (HBR August 01), the single most important algorithmic distinction...

Artificial Intelligence & Innovation Management for Business Leaders

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war...

Strategic goals and design principles for establishing innovation centres


In many assignments, we see that the client has already established an innovation centre, or may be planning to do so. But often such centres do not deliver on expectations and instead can turn out to be very cost inefficient...

Release of The Complete Guide to Business Innovation Volume 1-5

Today we officially launched the release date of the new book series “The Complete guide to...

Innovation Management Standards ahead!



Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, international standards and innovation capabilities have always been strong drivers and catalysts for human and societal development. International standards as

Choosing the right strategy handling uncertainty


Imagine you ask your management team or your employees to figure out, design and launch something that will replace your current business, and give them a deadline and a budget. Then you will immediately realize ...

Decision making in strategic uncertainty

What’s the hardest part of commercialising innovative concepts? Let´s figure it out. First, the...

Reinnovation of the Major Automotive Players Through Eco Systems, Openness and Platform Design

  When industries seek to totally redefine themselves, as many are doing today or are going to do, three of the most important aspects to consider in this innovation-driven change are developing greater linkages, openness and platform thinking – simply because it is impossible to solve many of today’s big problems alone and as a […]

Penker’s reflections on The Drucker Forum 2016

The 8th Drucker Forum was a milestone in many ways. It focused on the core of what will create...

Connecting the Dots in the New White House Report on AI and Innovation

In October, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), the Office of Science...

Four Innovation Paradoxes driving disruption

There are a number of well-documented key drivers for innovation and global...

Augmentation and Client Embedding: The Disruption of the Consultancy Industry


Right on schedule, disruption has come to the world of consulting. While many have seen it coming, only a few consulting firms are prepared to ride this wave of disruption into a new market reality. That preparation depends on new tools...

Magnus Penker on Innovation

Adapt or die. That’s a summation of the evolutionary theory known as the Red Queen Effect. Under certain environmental...

InnovationIQ – Score your Innovation readiness

Innovation IQ InnovationIQ Score 0201502016 Prepare to regularly revitalise your core...

The Global Innovation Index

The Global Innovation Index gathers data from companies and their clients to measure how innovative countries are all over the world....

Business Innovation Using LEGO Models

You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than you can from a lifetime of conversation – Plato What’s the difference between play and innovation? Both are structured, normally voluntary activities that arise from imagination and explore the limits of the possible. Perhaps the only way to tell them apart is that […]

  For the moment, forget all the high profiled media stories about the danger of artificial intelligence (AI). These arguments are based on what AI might become, not on what it is doing now. Business leaders like Steve Wozniak have joined iconic scientists like Stephen Hawking in warning that even benevolent AI could rapidly become dangerous simply though inadequate concern for […]

Organizing for Simultaneous Innovation Capability – key findings from +1,000 companies, republished from Drucker Forum 2016

After collecting and studying innovation data from over 1,000 companies in 62 countries, I’m often asked whether Small and Midsize Enterprises (SME) are more innovative and entrepreneurial than larger corporations...

Magnus Penker is awarded with Business Worldwide Award in two categories

  We at Innovation360 Group proudly congratulate our CEO Magnus Penker to the Business Worldwide Award in the two categories ‘Most Innovative CEO Sweden 2016’ and ‘Growth Strategy CEO of the Year Sweden 2016’. Read the full interview here.   Business Worldwide is a comprehensive source of timely, accurate and reliable market intelligence on trading in today’s […]

The digital innovation era calls for new board leadership

  – In todays globalized and digitalized world, Innovation capability is emerging as the most crucial success factor for companies that wants to master sustainable growth and profitability! Never before has boards and board members faced a larger challenge than todays need for effective linking between innovation and corporate strategy. In doing so, they must […]

Magnus Penker Appointed as Speaker at The Global Drucker Forum, 2016

We at Innovation 360 Group are very proud to announce that Magnus Penker, CEO and one of the founders of our company, has been appointed as a speaker at the most important forum for global entrepreneurship – The Global Peter Ducker Forum in Vienna. This year’s theme will be “The Entrepreneurial Society” and renowned personalities from the […]

The Wheel of Innovation: Lessons learned from >1,000 companies and 62 countries


By studying over 1,000 companies in 62 countries and all continents over the past years, we have not only built the largest 360-database with multiple respondents in each company (external and internal stakeholders...

The world’s best company to work for

  Today Hey Group release their Global Top 20 companies for leadership, top five at the list was: General Electric Procter & Gamble Intel Corporation Siemens Banco Santander Two European firms formerly outside the 2009 top 20 – Siemens and Banco Santander – have jumped straight into the 2010 top 5. BASF is a new […]

Enterprise Innovation – by the Numbers!

  Enterprise Innovation – By the Numbers How to Plan and Manage Innovation in Your Organization Introduction: – You still can’t manage what you can’t measure! Enterprise Innovation as an executable strategy involves all levels of management across the organization. And to execute most effectively, managers need metrics – numbers. But, where do the seemingly evasive numbers […]

The best year in mankind – due to innovation, technology and global leadership!

  We believe in good, we believe things can be fixed, and we believe it need to be done with new methods and leadership than before. You say that there is nothing new under the sun, and that´s is of cause true. But at the same time the possible combination of the accessible resources are […]

Implement an Innovation Management System in 90 days

  Wanting to add strategy and structure to your innovation initiative without killing it with administration? HBR published an interesting article a year ago (https://hbr.org/2014/12/build-an-innovation-engine-in-90-days) describing an innovation governance system that go hand in hand with our experience at Innovation 360 group. In the article Innosight describes a concept called the Minimum Viable Innovation System (MVIS).  As […]

3D Printing -”To Disrupt or not to Disrupt?, that is the Question”

  President Obama once said: -“3D printing may very well have the potential to revolutionize the way me make almost everything”! Fine, but I don´t believe it will happen the way most of us think it will; as a technical revolution. I think the major disruption from 3D printing will be with socio-economic factors such […]

7 lessons to disrupt like a startup!

  We are in a fascinating fast-moving period, with high speed technology diffusion, low interest on financing, globalisation, digitalization and automatisation. The future of many established companies is now jeopardized and will depend on their ability to get up to speed and innovate in this Creativity Era we are in (and that I described in my last […]

That’s why we think the new edition of Blue Ocean Strategy is important!

  In todays business climate, with high tempo, hyper competition and shorter product lifecycles, a company´s ability to quickly develop and change it´s business model is of outmost importance to be able to remain competitive on the market and as such, be sustainably profitable and successful. But in doing so, it is also very important […]

Why you should care about the Creativity Era

  Being constantly exposed to how we analyze, develop and ultimately help our clients to become and stay successful in the creativity era, where innovation is at the heart, I have decided to put down and share some reflections about how our world is changing, hopefully for the better, and how you and the society can benefit from it. The Creativity Era: […]

Business Prototyping

  Release the creative forces in your organization, by applying rapid business prototyping techniques on your business development. To do that, Innovation360 offer a unique intersectional take on Prototyping for Business by combining methodology and tools from hardware product development, software design, and business development and analysis, thereby creating unique insights for customers. Download our […]

Innovation trends

  Over the last year the key topics within the world of innovations has been impacted by social responsibility and sustainability aspects, which can be seen by analyzing the last 12 months of Google searching using Google Insights for Search.  The top area of interest over the last 12 month has been business innovation open […]

Mapping innovation process aspects

  In a world of hyper competition, innovation is imperative to gain competitive advantage. The process of successfully implementing innovation has to begin in the organisations strategy, culture, people, systems, processes, competitive landscape and its external key drivers. When setting up an innovation initiative and the first process the organisation make decisions on governance, speed […]

Industry 4.0 – disruption or just a logic extension of WWW?

  Industry 4.0 is the name of the German government’s strategy for the fourth industrial revolution. The goal is the creation of smart factories, where all production is connected. The term first surfaced at the Hannover Messe Industrial Fair in 2011, with the theme Industry 4.0. The first three industrial revolutions were, in chronological order, […]

Green Innovation – wash or reality?

  It is a lot of buzz about green innovations and much talk about potential green washing. And we have seen it all before with pink washing and white washing. To understand whether green innovation is washing or not the question to ask is why it exists. To cover up? To gain short term winnings? […]

Current trends in healthcare

  With twenty percent of the population generating eighty percent of healthcare cost, and a growing number of elderly people, public healthcare face an enormous challenge. This happens in times when healthcare focus on volume, and reactive care to acute episodes. Healthcare institutions are fragmented and function as silos, handling retrospective, if any, information. But still we are […]

Omni Channel 2.0 – The innovation of Retail Business Models

  Due to radical and partly unpredicted change in consumer behaviour, the retail and FMCG industry is going through a change that is both potentially highly rewarding yet also potentially punishing. For some it is a blessing and for others it may mean a slow death. Macro key drivers, such as low interest rates (which […]

Artificial Intelligence –Threat or Possibility?

  As last blog post ended, I am going to dig a bit deeper into the incredible speed at which the world is learning right now and how it is learning. For every day, a smaller fraction of the world’s combined intelligence is in the brain of an animal (eg. a human, monkey or a fish), […]

Pay to be deceived?

  On weekdays we stick to digital editions of the morning papers but come weekends we splurge in paper, subscribing to the two largest newspapers in Sweden. Every now and then we try to decide on one of them but my husband wants his Fredrik Strage chronicles in Dagens Nyheter, and I, believe it or not, […]

Lady Gaga takes innovation to avant-garde levels

  How offers become almost impossible to copy WHAT ARE YOU SELLING? By understanding what you are actually selling, you can find your unique abilities and become sustainably competitive. Sitting on the plane home from Monaco and have just, together with some Bearing colleagues, run our innovation management program at Monaco’s business school and the MBA program of Luxury Goods. […]

Leader in coming week´s Innovation Special Report published in the Swedish Business magazine Dagens Industri

  What´s happening now will have a greater impact on us than the innovation of the railway! When I talk about the ongoing globalization I talk about it as a series of waves, and right now, I´d say, we are in the midst of the third globalization wave. This third globalization wave is powered by three […]

Will VR disrupt Reality?

  David Roberts, former Special Agent and Singularity University faculty member, made an interesting example of possible disruption, when comparing the steady, linear improvement of how we experience reality, with the exponential improvements of VR systems, and tools. Reality is improved by better glasses, better prosthesis, and better smartphones helping us improve our daily lives. […]

Check Your Body As Often As Your Email

  The exponential implications on healthcare are truly disruptive. The revelation of the Apple Watch did not take the tech community by storm, but during the first 24 hours after 23andMe and Apple launched their ResearchKit app mPower 7,400 individuals with Parkinsons enrolled as clinical testers. Up until that date the largest research group was 1,700 individuals. This […]

Confused on a higher level

  The first day of Singularity Summit has left us confused on a higher level. In his opening statement Rob Nail, CEO of Singularity University spoke of the exponentiality of technological development and it’s implications on different industries. The energy created by one hour of sunshine is enough to supply the entire globe for a […]

Launch of the worlds first free online based innovation measurement

  We are very proud to officially launch the InnoSurvey online. The worlds first free, and probably most comprehensive, innovation measurement. Get a free comprehensive innovation measurement report with evidence based advice on how to sharpen your Innovation Capability. It´s just a click away and probably the most valuable half hour you can spend if […]

Today Launch – Tomorrow into the Future!

  This post is written in Seville where a team from Innovation 360 is attending the Singularity Summit Spain. Singularity University is a teaching organization, funded by companies like Google, Cisco and Genentech. The School is located in Silicon Valley and it’s stated aim is to “educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s […]

The swedish IT-kanalen and IT24 write about us

  The swedish home electronic retail magazine IT-Kanalen write about our start, please read the article here. The leading swedish IT site IT24.se give their perspective on our start. Read the article here.

New trend watcher for the swedish computer association

  Today it was launched that Magnus Penker, founding partner at Innovation 360 Group, was appointed as trend watcher for the swedish computer association. Read more here.

Nässjö conference in innovation and logistics

  On Tuesday 4 November 2014, international experts in Change Management, Innovation, Supply Chain Management and Lean meet up at Träcentrum in Nässjö (Sweden). Together with the regional companies and entrepreneurs they shared and developed in depth knowledge about how to develop and innovate business models, supply and production. Read more about the program here and more about Magnus […]

Help us building the largest Nordic innovation database in the history…

  Participate in the most advanced and deepest innovation survey made in the Nordic history. In return you will get an extensive and executive innovation report analyzing the innovation capability of the Nordic players from small disruptive and lean start ups to large corporations. The report will be sent out when we reached our Big Hairy Audacious Goal of building the largest […]

Buy 10,000 green mil and get an Audi for free

  Social Innovation and sustainable thinking is emerging, business leaders shifting focus using social and sustainable thinking sharpening their competitive advantages. Interested reading more? Have a look at our new trend watch at http://www.dfkompetens.se/trendspaning/veckans-entreprenorskap/2011-08-01_social/index.xml

Extend your market making more profit with Social Innovations

  Joseph Schumpeter, the guru of innovation, addressed the process of innovation with his theory of creative destruction and his definition of entrepreneurs as people who combined existing elements in new ways to create a new product or service. Social innovation is a new potential megatrend, however with roots back in the 60’s and related […]

Combating Four Innovation Lies

  Last Friday we could read an interesting blog post by Scott Anthony. It was about four typical innovation pitfalls. Great article, and I like to comment upon it. The first lie is that you can trust the feedback when asking customers, and instead go for what they do today or if they are ready to spend […]

It’s The Angels’ Time

  That was the theme a few days back at 2010 Angel Capital Association Summit in San Francisco and the title of the speech by angel investor and blogger Basil Peters, who asserted that VCs are essentially dinosaurs saddled with too-big funds at a time when entrepreneurs can create companies cheaply and quickly, sometimes over a weekend. What […]

One big open innovation square dance…

  Innovation is a way of getting competitive advantage which is well known and documented since ancient times, ranging from machinery, war equipment to the beauty industry and all trial building the perpetuum mobile. What´s happened lately is the paradigm shift of opening up the innovation process from being secret and closed towards inviting for collective […]

Game driven innovation

  In a recently report Gartner state that games will be used to drive innovations, an old phenomenon but interesting.  One of the most interesting stories is about how LEGO made an amazing turnaround some years back, and in the new spirit started to invited their customers to design and customize their own LEGO via […]

Innovation 2.0

  As we speak there is a new trend rising providing us with opportunities or threats, depending on what side of the fence you are mentally located. Let’s first back the tape a bit. Take a moment and ask yourself “why are people launching apps on Android and iTunes in numbers close to impossible to […]

How increased interest open opportunities for countries like Sweden

  At the moment many Swedish manufacture plants are bought by BRIC players which are an interesting phenomenon as the interest is increasing meaning that there are reasons beyond low interest here. Historically European countries like Sweden has had a low interest which has lead to investments in automated manufacturing plants competitive with labor intensive […]

The best moble learning app is awarded in Sweden

  The Swedish Learning Award 2011 is completed and the winner selected. Guess if I am a proude chairman of Lexicon Interactive as they won in the category mobile learning. The winning contribution was a complete new kind of App for the Swedish Addison Society, and the motivation was “Addison is a serious fatal disease that requires constant attention […]

Business on a Beermat – this is how you build successful founding teams and get going

  Mike Southon and Cris West are the guys behind the Beermat concept and as everything is done on Cobra Beermat’s Lord Karan Bilimoria the founder of Cobra Beer is of cause endorsing their work cool work. Basically they suggest keeping everything short as possible and never large in print than a Cobra Beermat. Start […]

Who is an entrepreneur? Test yourself…

  Today, when everybody from politician to journalists talk about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs I feel obligated to put attention on what it real is and what the differences is compared with small business owners. If we start with the first question, who are the typical entrepreneur? Statistically you find proportionally more of them among minorities […]

Management by Pippi Longstocking

  Recently José Angel Gurria at OECD pointed out Sweden’s finances as strong as  Pippi Longstocking, quite fun… That led me to think about Pippi and her philosophy realizing that it might actually be applicable on managing a company. Imaging Pippi in the South Seas and translate that into business: Always believe you can do it, nothing is impossible […]

Michael E. Porter sends CSR back to the stoneage – now it is time for real entrepreneurship…

  Michael E. Porter Harvard University professor, explains in an new video post, why business leaders must focus on shared value – creating products and services that benefit not only the company but also society. Or as like to put it, make the pie bigger… Responsible and smart entrepreneurs understand to create value through actions beneficial for all, without a working society and environment there is […]

Enter the O-Desk, next level of entrepreneurship

  Today I will share a recent happening but before that some words about trust. Trust can be one-dimensional, two-dimensional or transformational meaning that ether you have trust or not in your business partners (one-dimensional) or you can have both trust and distrust at the same time (two-dimensional) and an evolving trust, the transformational trust […]

Why should I have a board at all – and my advice how to make it work

  Having a board might by some be motivated with the legal reasons, by others to control or be able to offer tabouret seats to important people. By many entrepreneurs also motivated by having people buying and reselling their products and services. However, there are many and important reasons having a board and non of […]

The enemy of past success

  There is nothing more dangerous believing you are successful, nothing in the past success guarantees any future success. It is your perception and capability that impact future success. Even things happening that are feelt to be out of you control you can still adopt to it, overcome it and finally learn how to live […]

THE INNOVATIVE TREND CREATES DEMAND FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL PEOPLE

  The most trendy right seems to be innovation. Companies such as Apple, Facebook, and Google has created a wave of management literature, lectures and theories that will help others to think as creatively. Innovation has long been recognized as key to getting businesses to achieve success. Innovation creates new markets and opportunities for improvement. […]

NEW CREATIVITY

  Art for art’s sake has become an obsolete expression and entrepreneurship is the solution to the cultural worker’s needs. Our politician aims to bring out the entrepreneurial spirit of our artist, e.g. as the Swedish government has now developed an action plan for cultural and creative industries. The aim is to generate opportunities for […]

Entrepreneurship by son of the preacher

  The other day I spoke to Hans Rosling, professor in global health and advisor to the world’s leaders. He gave me he gave me a very tangible advice on how to establish a business in Africa as I was writing a trendwatch about Africa together with my college and friend Maria Sporre: “Find a missionary’s […]

Even more insanely by Steve Jobs

  When it comes to innovation, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is legendary. His company slogan “Think Different” is more than a marketing tool. It’s a way of life–a powerful, positive, game-changing approach to innovation that anyone can apply to any field of endeavor. In his acclaimed bestseller The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs author Carmine Gallo […]

DNA coded pit falls

  I all companies I have worked in or with, including the one with the best entrepreneurs, there are a few pit falls that seems to be inherited in entrepreneurship regardless of culture, trade or geography. Before pointing those out outlining my suggestions let´s set the scene: The DNA of entrepreneurship is about believing, it […]

Social entrepreneurship – philanthropy or business?

  Sweden was distinguished visit in the spring, by Richard Branson, CSR’s new rock star and super-entrepreneur. Not only as a model for social responsibility – in his own special style, he has also taken the throne as a social entrepreneur with the now winged words “a business is a force for doing good”. But what is […]

A new cool blog…

  A new cool blog about entrepreneurship is up – cretated by my angel college Gustaf Brandberg, have a look at http://thefutureisalreadyhere.se/2010/09/a-business-angel-is-born/ Enjoy Magnus

Do you want to build Sweden’s leading HR-consultancy company!

  Today aligning firm’s capabilities with the strategic intent is crucial, defining and developing the organization’s sweet spot essential. It’s a lot of article about the subject in Harvard Business Review among other, a lot of insights gains from former experts on intellectual capital and knowledge management but the real value comes with aligning and […]

The only we know is that we are uncertain about the future

  Are we facing a boom, a double dip, or a potential break-down of the global environment? No one can know for sure? The degree of uncertainty is higher than for a long time. We probable has to go back as far as the industry revolution to experience the same degree of uncertainty. Can we […]

Is the Indian IT miracle over?

  Driving back and forth to you job in Munbai is like smoking a packaged of cigarettes, and nothing become better. Indian government spend 17 dollar per capita and year in infrastructure while China spend 116 dollar. The Indian mentality is pretty much having a back-up plan for the back-up plan while China is straighter forward, […]

Why is it hard to be a good manager?

  The world seems slowly to recover, we are back in black again. Even banks in the UK are back, Greece are progressing and maybe there is a light of hope. There will always be tuff times, good times and new challenges to deal with. As a leader you know that. But why is it […]

When will the nation of Facebook have their own police force?

  July 21st Facebook announced it had 500m users. According to the Economist Facebook have started to act like a country having diplomatic relationship with nations and top politicians such as Britain’s prime minister David Cameron . I agree with the economist, Facebook is beginning to act like a nation with their own rules and laws. Like when […]

Venture Capital in Scandinavia

  Just got introduced new interesting site, www.scandinavianinvestmentnetwork.com. An online matching service for angel investors seeking investment opportunities and entrepreneurs seeking capital. It is part of Angel Investment Network Ltd, a London-based company that was founded in 2004 having 30 networks all over the world. It is an amazing source of knowledge if you are interested in […]

The complete value creation model

  As promised, here comes the complete value creation model I have developed over the years – all development made in real and challenging business development cases. The purpose of the model is to be used as a semantic framework in order to explore and understand the creation of superior value creation.  Please use it […]

What is value – a definition that helps!

  The tricky thing when selling is that you think you can sell on the right price or on value, but that´s not true at all. All people buy on value, the perceived value. However, if your offer s equal your competitors then the price will be the only discriminator but still the customer or […]

Charging for value – Sure…

  Over the last decade it has been a lot of discussions about pricing based on value. However, there are several issues related to that and not an easy task. To begin with your company must be committed to really go for value creation meaning down prioritize other activities that might be short term valuable […]

Why HR people has difficulties getting attention in Sweden

  As late as the other day I got it confirmed again. A lot of Swedish HR people does have a dominating PA perspective (PA=personal administration; employee admin) on their function, meaning less business-orientation. Which I also believe is the reason why Swedish HR people complain that they do not get the right attention on […]

No honey, no money

  Over the past year I have I have meet up with several real professionals running their operations with precisions and knowledge, also profitable. Bur no exceptional growth rate, and all with a fear of being challenged by new entrants. Why? Probably because they are professionals understanding their market logic, they will be challenged and […]

Entrepreneurial gut feelings – bad or good?

  In a new report from McKinsey they point out that leaders will be biased by their gut feelings and due to that they have to be able to judge the impact of the gut feelings. The technique suggested is to answer following questions and adjust the decision process after the answers: The familiarity test: […]

10 steps driving for innovations

  As you might recall many of my blog posts are about differentiation, localisation, and innovations. These are the key tools of success in the future where the global playing field has doubled in size and probably even more on creativity and knowledge due to all earlier people locked out now fighting for a place […]

Either you innovate or you’re in commodity hell

  Sam Palmisano, CEO IBM, recently said “If you do what everyone else does, you have a low-margin business. That’s not where you want to be”. Innovation is the wheel on creating differentiation and long term value, but is not just something that can be added, it is integrated part of the learning, the culture, […]

New demands on leadership

  In a blog post on Harvard Business review Bob Johansen write that it will be new demands on leadership in the future of cause accompanied with very predictable comments on the theme business as usual. He point out that leaders now and in the future has to be more agile at the same time strategic and masters […]

Company is a force for good

  Today, when moderating a table at founder alliance one of the delegates just came from a meeting with Bransson who dropped the line “Company is a force for good”. Worth thinking about. Another delegate at today’s meet-up was Robert af Jochnic who gave his view on how to run a successful business, his stated: […]

The flying geese

  n the Spring, when you see geese heading North for the Summer or South in the Fall, flying along in ”V” formation, you might be interested in knowing what scientists have discovered about why they fly that way. It has been learned that as each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for […]

Unconferencing challenge traditional training companies

  My old friends i London runninga session, unplugged and unconferenced, if you can join do that it will be an experiance. Reda more at http://www.modcommslimited.com/blog/2010/04/may-meetup-lceg-the-unconference/ Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+

The new generation of PR

  PR has, generally spoken, changed over time and become more complex as the possibilities of interacting and building relations has exponential increased over time. Old truth might still be truth but often simplified approaches not possible to apply other than as isolated events. Today building relationship impacting specific target groups is a holistic challenge, […]