Benchmarking Innovation Impact 2020
Short Take Larry Schmitt

This survey from KPMG, like most regular innovation surveys, is a good touchstone for (the seemingly slow) progress in the […]

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule; Edison, Bezos, & Zuckerberg Follow The 10,000-Experiment Rule
Article Larry Schmitt

The 10,000 hour rule, as articulated by Malcom Gladwell and studied by ‘deliberate practice’ researchers like Anders Ericcson, has always […]

Uncertainty is the Innovator’s Friend
Article Larry Schmitt

“Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.” –Brian Greene Highlights Uncertainty dominates the pursuit of strategic opportunities. Uncertainty happens when the […]

Five Things You Should Measure about Your Innovation System
Article Larry Schmitt

Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently […]

Is R&D Getting Harder, or Are Companies Just Getting Worse At It?
Article Larry Schmitt

Acknowledging that correlation is not causation, it’s still striking that, over the past 30 years, both the overall effectiveness of […]

Don’t Look to Start-ups for Innovation, Look Instead to the Start-up Ecosystem
Article Larry Schmitt

Most startups actually start down and only go up if they catch the winds of market demand. – Ryan Lilly Timing, […]

Want to Dominate? – Then Create Your Evil Twin
Article Larry Schmitt

Train like your stronger, fitter, faster evil twin is trying to kill you.  –  popular CrossFit saying Companies settle into what […]

The Case for Digital Reinvention
Article Larry Schmitt

In this report, McKinsey identifies five dimensions of Digitization that are affecting businesses today: Digitization of products and services – […]

Digital transformation: Retooling business for a new age
Article Larry Schmitt

This article summarizes and highlights the results of four surveys on digital transformation (Forrester, Altimeter, 451 Research, and Adobe). It […]

Technological Tipping Points
Article Larry Schmitt

This report from the 2015 World Economic Forum is a fascinating snapshot of how some very smart people view a […]

Where companies with a long-term view outperform their peers
Article Larry Schmitt

McKinsey has a new report out that provides systematic evidence that a long-term approach can lead to superior performance for […]

The Future of Innovation Management Software
Article Larry Schmitt

Innovation management software has come a long way since the first ‘idea management’ software was introduced over 10 years ago. Today […]

Using Superforecasting Methods for Your Strategic Futures
Article Larry Schmitt

“It’s very hard for professionals and executives to maintain their status if they can’t maintain a certain mystique about their judgment. […]

Insights from Two Innovation Conferences
Event Larry Schmitt

Front End of Innovation 2014 – May 13 – 15, Boston Industrial Research Institute Annual Meeting 2014 – May 19 – 22, […]

Opportunity Flow: Volume and Throughput Matter for Innovation
Article Larry Schmitt

For Venture Capitalists, Private Equity Partners, Investment Bankers and even Angel Investors, deal flow is important. Deal flow refers to […]