Putting pieces together between innovation and exponential growth

I’ve given to my self a great opportunity to cross a couple of interesting readings about how innovation helps and hits organizations. The first one is regards of my last three posts: HBR’s note named “Build an innovation engine in 90 days” by Scott D. Anthony, David S. Ducan, and Pontus M.A. Siren. The second one is “Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, … Continue reading Putting pieces together between innovation and exponential growth

MVIS: Most basic blocks for an orderly innovation function (part 3/3)

Innovation is a powerful word that all companies use to show to the market they can stay alive longer! But, how can they assure that they are really applying innovation everyday with dedicated resources, and mostly aligned to the strategic objectives? Also, How could you try to discipline something so unpredictable and dynamic? ideas have to flow smoothly, they can not be forced to any format. That is … Continue reading MVIS: Most basic blocks for an orderly innovation function (part 3/3)

MVIS: Most basic blocks for an orderly innovation function (part 2/3)

My previous post I wrote and quoted some important statements of the importance to discipline and prioritize innovation tracks sourced cross-wide the company. Also, I’ve referenced the below picture from the HBR’s note: Build an innovation engine in 90 days by Scott D. Anthony, David S. Ducan, and Pontus M.A. Siren. This picture is showing us the required steps to build an MVIS to ensure that good ideas to innovate … Continue reading MVIS: Most basic blocks for an orderly innovation function (part 2/3)

MVIS: Most basic blocks for an orderly innovation function (part 1/3)

All this came up over my journey through the Mexican Yucatan the last days  – as part of my time off this winter. Got the last Harvard Business Review, and there was a couple of notes that drew my attention: Build an innovation engine in 90 days by Scott D. Anthony, David S. Ducan, and Pontus M.A. Siren The discipline of Business Experimentation by Stefan Thomke and Jim … Continue reading MVIS: Most basic blocks for an orderly innovation function (part 1/3)

Happy Chemicals: Be selective to make your team’s coolness last

I am leaving the technical stuff for a minute and I will write about how Happy Chemicals helps us to make our team’s performance last. Some of the statements that I will share comes from the book “Leaders eat last” by Simon Sinek.  Some time ago, I’ve shared some thoughts about it in my note “Social animals we must be (Odile hurricane’s experience)”, I invite … Continue reading Happy Chemicals: Be selective to make your team’s coolness last

Social animals – Odile Hurricane’s Experience

We are social animals. We were designed to work in groups, to collaborate. However, today we face a world where people is just a number. People are rewarded for being better than their mates empowering selfishness over the work team. Social network has not improved these conditions, everybody competes for getting more virtual followers and likes, no matter where they come from. Odile’s experience I … Continue reading Social animals – Odile Hurricane’s Experience

Make those answers work

I’ve got a look to the July/August HBR (Harvard Business Review) Magazine while flying back to Mexico from a so briefly stay in San Francisco at the IDF 2014. One of the articles that drew most my attention was Maelle Gavet‘s one: “How We Did it… The CEO of Ozon on Building an e-Commerce Giant in a Cash-Only Economy” Maelle became the CEO at Ozon, a … Continue reading Make those answers work

You are not married to public cloud boy!

Honestly, I am not checking my twits everyday –who really does it cast the first stone-, just a couple of days ago I’ve grabbed my phone to try the new twitter app version that I’ve updated since some weeks –BTW.  It was a nice change, I was a bit tired of the last one- and I’ve got interest on a twit from @elenaneira highlighting “Startups Move away from#Cloud” … Continue reading You are not married to public cloud boy!

How to choose the right technology for your business

How many vendors and providers could be well attended by a CTO office? Despite of CTO don’t buy directly from vendors, is an influencer in taking the decision of what technologies are aligned to the company’s technology evolution path, and We can bring a better comprehension of the  products’ advantages versus their cost to acquire and operate them. There are so many technologies, and so many vendors and resellers for each one. How … Continue reading How to choose the right technology for your business

Teamwork means a better job for your customers

Attitude changes your entropy Attitude means culture Customers want their jobs done. More than a perfect job, they want it done. And usually to make a job done depends on more people than you, your team. Teamwork is essential. The best way to show teamwork is under unfavorable circumstances. Supposed you have agreed to finish a job for your customer at specific date. Over that … Continue reading Teamwork means a better job for your customers