Clean Tech: A Long Term Buy Opportunity?
This paper explores the current status and future of Clean Tech, uncovering opportunities in emerging markets, business model innovation and improvements in IT and big data. Satish Rao [link to bio] and Daniel Jaouiche [link to bio] highlight both the challenges and potential big wins in the space. Read Clean Tech: A Long Term Buy Opportunity?
GE Macrotrend Sessions
At KIN Global 2012, we held work sessions to identify opportunities and challenges in four macro trends shaping our present and future.
Transformation Challenge for the Electric Utility Industry
August 2012 thought leadership paper. The energy landscape is changing rapidly. Energy efficiency gains, smart grids, and decentralized generation and storage are all trends that demand the utility industry rethink business as usual. This paper by Daniel Jaouiche provides insight into these pressures and how a utility company can turn these challenges into opportunities. Read Transformation Challenge for the Electric Utility Industry thought leadership paper
Insight Programs: Finding Insights That Aren’t in Plain Sight
July 2012 strategy brief. Peter J. Bryant and Satish Rao present Clareo’s unique approach to challenging conventional wisdom and injecting insights and external viewpoints into strategy development process. Insight Programs bring together diverse groups of external experts, many from outside the industry, with company executives and key stakeholders to explore a central theme of interest. Read the Insight Programs: Finding Insights That Aren’t in Plain Sight strategy brief
Insight Programs: The Future of Manufacturing 20/20
July 2012 thought leadership paper. Clareo and Castrol team up to envision the manufacturing landscape of the future and predict on how ecosystems, production processes and business models will evolve. Authored by Peter J. Bryant and Satish Rao in partnership with Castrol innoVentures Group. Read The Future of Manufacturing 20/20 white paper
KIN Catalyst: The Mining Company of the Future
July 2012 thought leadership paper. Peter J. Bryant leads a group of mining executives to transform the mining industry to meet future demands while maintaining a social license to operate. Read a summary of the initiative
Commercial Industry Research & Development Management Best Practices
Institute for Defense Analyses Paper, December 2011, released May 2012. Answering the focal question, “How does industry place its R&D bets and manage R&D outcomes to meet corporate goals?,” this paper reports the results of research by the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) on current commercial industry practices for organizing and managing research and development (R&D). Michael J. Lippitz co-authored the paper. Read the report
Growth Champions: The Battle for Sustained Innovation Leadership
Book April 2012 With contributions from Peter J. Bryant and Satish Rao, Growth Champions identifies key elements for fostering a culture of innovation and driving business success. Order the book on Amazon
Corporate Venturing – A Powerful Tool in the Innovation Arsenal
February 2012 Scott D. Bowman and Peter J. Bryant highlight insights from the Panel “Innovation as a Crucial Driver of a Company’s Growth Strategy and Corporate Venture’s Role” at the 2012 Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering Conference. Read the article
Innovation Excellence Features Robert Wolcott and Michael Lippitz
January 2012 Innovation Excellence features research by Robert C. Wolcott and Michael J. Lippitz on the emerging phenomenon of INets — communities of innovation leaders who learn about innovation management from each other, primarily through mutual sharing of experiences and new techniques. Learn more
KIN’s Role as Force-Multiplier at Cisco Systems
December 2011 The 2nd article, “KIN’s Role as Force-Multiplier at Cisco Systems” in series on Innovation Communities. Learn more about how communities of interest innovate
Innovation – A Business Imperative or Just a Fad?
Global Corporate Venturing May 2011 Peter J. Bryant covers what encompasses innovation, how to make a company more innovative, the importance of collaborating with external partners for successful innovation, the approaches to external collaboration, and using corporate venturing as a tool to add value to the business. Read the paper
The Case for Innovation in the Mining Industry
Briefing Paper March 2011 Peter J. Bryant makes the case for innovation in the mining industry and capitalizing on opportunities in the midst of the largest mining supercycle. He examines the current state of technology and innovation and highlights the factors that have undermined innovation efforts. Read the paper
Process-led Innovation: How a Defined Innovation Process Can Lead to Insight and Inspiration, and Get Promising New Ideas to Market More Successfully
Briefing paper November 2010 Paul R. Donnellan explains how the most successful growth initiatives are born of a disciplined, rigorous, and sustained innovation process that is linked to the corporation’s business strategy. He explains with real-life examples how companies could benefit of such approach when identifying, developing, and executing in the next generation of growth opportunities. Read the briefing paper
Uncovering Customer Insight to Drive Performance & Innovation
Briefing Paper July 2010 Knowing your customer is paramount to the success of your business. How well you know your customer’s needs defines how successful you will be in meeting them. Unfortunately, it is all too easy for a company to lose focus on customers. This thought paper by David A. Bernal provides a step-by-step guide on how to implement a customer insight program at your company and how to maximize the results. Read the briefing paper
The Energy Policy Dilemma
Briefing Paper January 2010 Peter J. Bryant provides a high-level road map for developing an energy policy. The paper outlines the four pillars crucial to a sound strategy: sustainable economic growth, energy security, environment health and water consumption. Read the briefing paper
Grow From Within: Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Book Fall 2009 Grow From Within is a must-read for anyone who is tasked with creating or growing new businesses within a large corporation. Written by Robert C. Wolcott and Michael J. Lippitz, Grow From Within, provides concrete examples of the power of innovation and entrepreneurship within complex organizations. Learn more and order the book
True Marketing Doesn’t Just Sell the Story, It Creates New Businesses
Advertising Age September 2, 2009 Robert C. Wolcott advocates building the full potential of a marketing department. Expanding the role from just telling the story to creating it, Wolcott shines the light on companies who have invented new business paradigms through their marketing department
Playing Well with Others
Wall Street Journal page R5, June 22, 2009 In this Wall Street Journal article on June 22, 2009, published in collaboration with MIT Sloan Management Review, Robert C. Wolcott, world-renowned marketing professor Phil Kotler and strategy expert Suj Chandrasekhar share the insights of their research into enhancing the relationship between R&D and Marketing to optimize innovation success. Read the article. Watch WSJ interview of Rob Wolcott
The Four Models of Corporate Entrepreneurship
MIT Sloan Management Review Fall 2007, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 75-82. In their study of nearly 30 corporations as diverse as Google, DuPont and Cargill, Robert C. Wolcott and Michael J. Lippitz identify basic models of corporate entrepreneurship that enable organizations to successfully build new businesses on an ongoing basis.
Tool: Innovation Radar
BusinessWeek Business Week Online, Inside Innovation — In Short, November 27, 2006. Business Week Online In-Short discusses how Mohanbir Sawhney, Robert C. Wolcott and Inigo Arroniz are compiling data on the innovation habits of industry-defining companies.
The 12 Different Ways for Companies to Innovate
MIT Sloan Management Review Reprint 47314; Spring 2006, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 75-81. Mohanbir Sawhney, Robert C. Wolcott and Inigo Arroniz discuss the scope of business innovation and the 12 dimensions along which a company can manage the increasingly complex business systems to add value.
The Seven Myths of Innovation
The Financial Times Financial Times, special supplement, Mastering Innovation, September 24, 2004. Robert C. Wolcott and Mohanbir Sawhney explode some persistent Innovation Myths in an invited article for the Financial Times, UK & European Edition special issue.