Thoughts & Insights

Top 5 Missteps of Innovation Labs

Top 5 Missteps of Innovation Labs

A successful corporate innovation lab, incubator, or accelerator depends upon three things: people, people, and people. That’s what I learned by speaking with the heads of innovation labs at 12 Fortune 500 corporations over the course of eight weeks. These market...

The Design Brief: a North Star for Any Project

The Design Brief: a North Star for Any Project

It’s easy to lose track of the big vision when you’re in the weeds of a project. That’s why it is important to have a Design Brief so it can help ground you and your team as the opportunity you’re tackling gets more wicked. Simply put, your Design Brief is a charter, the North Star, for your project.

How to Manage and Reduce Your Innovation Risk

How to Manage and Reduce Your Innovation Risk

In the world of venture capital, understanding and weighing risk is core to assessing any business opportunity. For corporate innovation, assessing risk is just as crucial, if not more: corporate innovation projects, or ventures, need to see success early, and early...