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Wins & Woes of Innovation Groups: Part 3

We conducted a series of interviews with innovation leaders at major companies and shared our learnings in a Corporate Innovation Playbook. We summed up some interesting insights and anecdotes here. In this post, we focused our reflection on failure points of CIGs -...

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Wins & Woes of Innovation Groups: Part 1

We conducted a series of interviews with innovation leaders at major companies and shared our learnings in a Corporate Innovation Playbook. We summed up some interesting insights and anecdotes here. Here are some of our top takeaways so far: Fluidity of expectations...

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Watch: Design Sprint Webinar

Whether you’re designing a breakthrough customer experience or innovating your business model, a design thinking sprint could be the place to start. Over the years, Peer Insight has perfected an approach that is a mash-up of classic design thinking tenants with...

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Sprint Innovation for Effective Decision Making

A good mantra for efficient innovation is: learn before you earn. Sprints are optimized for affordable learning, so that makes them a perfect mechanism for investing in the face of high uncertainty. As you think about your challenge, here are the three criteria that indicate a good fit for the sprint format.

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Ventures Spotlight: An Interview with Natalie Foley

I got to learn more about Peer Insight’s new corporate innovation practice, Peer Insight Ventures from Natalie Foley, Partner. Natalie talks about the “ego check” that exploring new opportunities requires and how we help our clients navigate the emotional and...

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Get to Know Ventures: Interview with Kathi Hendrick

I sat down with Kathi Hendrick, Venture Lead, to discuss Peer Insight’s new corporate innovation practice, Peer Insight Ventures. Kathi shares her experience designing and testing new service experiences and their business models. What is Peer Insight Ventures? Kathi:...

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Introducing: Peer Insight Ventures

‘Ventures’ is Peer Insight’s new practice for accelerating corporate innovation. We help our clients move quickly and affordably from a nascent concept to exploring product-market fit and getting first revenues. Over the past 12 years, we’ve honed our understanding of...

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Say vs. Do: The Path from Hunch to Launch

This post originally appears on our Medium page. Please give us a follow!When I started a smart mailbox software company in 1998, the first thing we did was a survey. We intercepted families standing in line to see DC sights, and asked about their willingness to put a...

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Dumb Questions (And What To Do About Them)

I’m obsessed with questions. In 2014 I was cited in Warren Berger’s terrific book, “A More Beautiful Question,” and that only made it worse. (See my blog post about that and my interview with Warren here.)Innovation is rooted in questions, and some questions are...

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Organizational Growth Strategies for Breakthrough Innovation

Today we see 5 main avenues to growth. This article will help you choose which are right for your organization depending on your goals. I’ll advocate for a risk-optimized approach that’s ideal for achieving breakthrough growth in line with a short list of organizational characteristics.

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Success Patterns for the Internet of Things

Our founder Tim Ogilvie recently wrote his thoughts on IoT and the 5 main business model archetypes that come from IoT offerings: In 1999 I founded a company that promised to put your physical mailbox on the Internet. It never happened. But the company we created is...

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Bringing Back Childhood Creativity

My wife and I have been contemplating what Halloween costume to get for our toddler.  More precisely, my wife has been day dreaming of this for over a year since she was disappointed in my costume choice for last Halloween. (For the record, I stand by my idea of...

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