We’ve designed organizations that fail to respond to changes in the market. I tried to highlight this idea during my session in the TEDxIESEBarcelona – hosted at IESE campus and organized by the MBA Innovation Club. Opportunities and risks are born outside. Other organizations and people are taking action that changes the conditions of our own organizations. Yet, our organizations are designed to […]
If we look at the history of art and artists we see that many artists did their most creative work during the most painful phase of their lives. Pain makes everything human. It makes one empathize with others. And empathy is the greatest gift for creativity
Cultivating and caring for your company’s brand is key to driving your company’s profitability. IESE Professor Xavier Oliver explains why.
While the importance of institutions and governance in Africa fostering development is often given front page, I beg to differ. For me, this is a highly theoretical debate which only results in slow – and few – practical changes at ground level. Real institutional change happens with small innovations – and here is where my […]
Innovation is about translating creativity into valuable opportunities (and then capturing the value). But is creativity something that can be generated or driven within companies? And if so, how? Innovating Without Creativity Let’s take an innovation process such as design thinking. Take a problem, gather data, brainstorm, prototype and you have the solution to your […]
Innovations are countless and all around us. Just look at the evolution of the motor industry for instance. In less than twenty years we have gone from owning a car to different ways of just sharing the asset at our convenience. There is Zipcar, driveMyCar, relayrides, Go get, and many more. Look at health industry […]
Engineers tend to be entrepreneurial people
For most of the 20th century the corporate lab dominated technological innovation. Then it lost its position to venture capital-funded startups. But now the idea of corporate labs being central to innovation is back. New technology giants such as Google and Facebook are creating new corporate labs, but this time the logic is different. In […]