Greetings from ‘The Heart’ in Warsaw Poland

Exciting to be here in Warsaw Poland at 'The Heart', a unique collaborative innovation center for corporate/startup co-creation within Europe.

Leveraging Polarities

Corporations and startups are often thought of as opposite ends of the spectrum, like oil and water. But remember: opposites attract. Collective disruption is about harnessing the power of two seemingly disparate groups and aligning the best of both worlds at each stage of the value creation process. Some years back, a personal coach taught Read more ›

June 20th, 2016|BLOG, Collective Disruption|

Becoming Entrepreneurial from the Outside In

What company today isn’t trying to become more entrepreneurial? I hear it all the time from corporate executives: “We need to be more like a startup.” Yet, big companies are not startups. They can learn and adapt entrepreneurial mindsets and some methods, but they can not and should not try to revert to being a Read more ›

June 9th, 2016|BLOG, Entrepreneurship|

The Next Evolution of Open Innovation

Operating with an open innovation model takes a little - sometimes a lot - of faith. Even with some high-profile case histories from P&G, Unilever, General Mills, and others, there are many companies aiming to embrace open innovation that are finding the timelines challenging. It’s actually still pretty difficult to find large-scale and compelling data on Read more ›

May 31st, 2016|BLOG, Open Innovation|

Adapting Lean Startup Principles for Corporate Innovation

Venture2 has promoted the value of rapid iterations and in-market experimentation long before Lean Startup became a popular trend. We have a long track record of working with both entrepreneurs and large companies helping clients adapt the principles of lean and incorporate them within their innovation and new business creation efforts. Unfortunately too many companies Read more ›

May 22nd, 2016|BLOG, Entrepreneurship|

From Open Innovation to Collective Disruption

A year ago I launched my book, Collective Disruption: How Corporations and Startups Can Co-create Transformative New Businesses. Today, I’m excited to announce that the book is now available in paperback (in addition to the existing hardcover and Kindle versions). I’d like to take you back to when I was first introduced to innovating with Read more ›

May 22nd, 2016|BLOG, Collective Disruption, Open Innovation|

Collective Disruption at the Edison Awards

Recently I was fortunate enough to attend the Edison Awards in New York. It is always reassuring and inspiring to be immersed in an atmosphere where you are encouraged to be and think differently. Innovation is alive and well. The Edison Awards were originally founded in 1987 and celebrate the legacy of the great inventor, Read more ›

May 22nd, 2016|BLOG, Collective Disruption|

Alphabet / Google – Keeping A Balanced Portfolio in the Face of Disappointing Results

Google formalized a balanced portfolio approach to business and innovation when they restructured in summer 2015. They created the parent company, Alphabet, which would manage its separate ventures - the core business of Google (search and advertising) and its array of other riskier efforts like robots, X-Labs, and driverless cars. Now for the first time Read more ›

Last chance to submit for Edison Awards – Collective Disruption Category (Dec. 11)

Nominations are closing tomorrow (Friday Dec. 11) for the 2016 Edison Awards. The deadline was extended from Dec. 4. The awards honor excellence in new product/service development and innovation and celebrate the legacy of one of the world's most prolific innovators, Thomas Edison. This year, the Edison Awards has created a special category for Collective Read more ›

April 16th, 2016|BLOG, Collective Disruption, Science & Technology|

Management Roundtable Hosting Collective Disruption Workshop Jan. 21. 2016

My friends at Management Roundtable are hosting a very unique and customized edition of my workshop Collective Disruption to Accelerate Growth on Jan. 21, 2016 in Chicago.  We're including more emphasis on integrating transformative innovation with core innovation... a struggle many companies deal with every day.  So workshop participants will gain frameworks and roadmaps for learning to Read more ›

April 16th, 2016|BLOG, Collective Disruption|