It is said that it is not the strongest of the species that survives, but the most adaptable. Land-based dinosaurs ruled the Earth for about 160 million years but they are extinct today and only skeletons are left, like “Stan,” a tyrannosaurus that is placed at the Google campus in Mountain View, California as a kind […]
What is Corporate Venturing?
Steve Jobs said once that his model for business was The Beatles: “They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts” (60 Minutes, CBS, 2003). This is also the idea behind Corporate Venturing, great things happen […]
Last summer, I was lucky enough to be at the opening game of the new San Francisco 49ers stadium: the Levi’s Stadium. The game was an MLS (Major League Soccer) game with the San Jose Earthquakes hosting the Seattle Sounders. The 49ers wanted to christen the stadium with a non-NFL game. It wasn’t a sellout but they did fill 50,000 seats out of about […]
The Startup Corporation: Taking Breakthrough Entrepreneurship to New Heights
High growth startups – and in some cases, new industries like social networks and internet content marketing – rely on breakthrough ideas to create new products. Established firms can benefit from the management ideas that guide these startups, and leverage them further due to an important advantage: their access to resources and networks that startups […]
Silicon Valley Innovation, European Style
These days many believe that Europe’s economy and its major corporations are stagnant, simply trying to fight the recession to survive. It turns out that this is far from reality. Increasingly, executives from major . In their search for growth, many end up spending time in Silicon Valley to learn more about innovation and entrepreneurship, […]