Entrepreneurship

The art of asking, from time to time we all need a little help

Some years ago, I had an excellent unplanned asking experience as part of negotiation training. The mission was to venture out and asking for a discount on anything, ranging from buying a coffee cup from Starbucks or a product at the local supermarket. The key to the proposition here was to ask for something that nobody expected. I come from a country where negotiation is very common. As a little girl, I always used my mother’s customers on the lookout for a discount in her store in Colombia. In some regions, asking for a discount may be an expected norm,

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5 most common jobs-to-be-done challenges and how to pave the way for successful disruption

As we have seen in previous disruption posts, companies such as Blockbuster, Kodak, Blackberry, Nokia, customer Jobs-to-be-done was the hard-learned lesson that product managers, developers, marketers, and innovators need to adopt to enter a new paradigm about the real meaning of value-for-customers. The value of a product is not about the physical features only. Instead, it is the ability of what the product does for the end-customer. Hence, it is the need of the hour that innovators start producing products that help customers achieve their goals and objectives; in other words, make their lives better. ’Jobs To Be Done’ provides a way of understanding

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Honing on Jobs-To-Be-Done? lead your way into disruptive innovation

“People don’t simply buy products or services; they hire them to make progress in specific circumstances.” Clayton Christensen During the pandemic lockdown, we adopted a dog. The newcomer spent hours trying to catch the little lizards in the garden without any luck. I guess he could wish for an easier or faster way to catch them, but he enjoyed the journey. I remember the last time we had a lizard in the house. I took some paper and Tupperware and caught the lizard to put it safely back in the garden. As we live in a rural area and this

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How Disruptive Innovation is changing the face of new business strategies?

In the current uncertain times, many companies face the test of redefining their strategy in a short time frame, not even weeks but days. This redefinition had become the only solution to economic pressure and the way the consumer has started to think. Getting a better understanding of disruptive innovation will help you define your new strategy of becoming a disrupter or avoiding being disrupted or better scanning different opportunities and path your way to what’s next. Not easy to answer, how to put together technology, customer value and experience, new business models and value chain models, and an out

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Britt, serial Intra and entrepreneur up-close and upfront on how she is managing change and innovation

In this interview, we have the opportunity to pick the brains of a brilliant intrapreneur and serial entrepreneur. Her name is  Maj-Britt Kjær Sørensen, she lives and works in Denmark. She has several feathers in her cap that includes changing companies through innovation (on the inside-out), teaching intrapreneurship at a school, and working as a consultant for change management and innovation. Our paths crossed on the Stanford LEAD program last year and now she is a full-time agent of corporate change. She is also a serial entrepreneur at heart with a solid background in marketing and innovation. She had the

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10 ripple effects of COVID-19, you should keep an eye on in 2020

The shock from Covid-19’s high-speed spread had brought not only a health crisis but also an economic emergency that may roll into one of the largest recessions our generation has faced. This has and will further cause major disruption in what we called “everyday life” as more than 3,5 million people have tested positive around the globe. Many studies suggest that even after the lockdown ends, the social distancing measure may become the standard way of life at least in the year 2020. At present, it is difficult to foresee when this situation will end. For sure, a lot of

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10 key strategies to help entrepreneurs fight through the COVID-19 crisis

Just a few days into the lockdown, I got a call from Sophie, she was furious and frustrated as she has been working for the last year to develop a wonderful “atelier” to share her passion for handcrafts. Her place was just launched in January, but after less than 1 month of operations, everything was suddenly stopped. On another side, there was a touch of mixed feelings as she was also thankful to be safe at home with her family in these uncertain times. During the first two weeks of the lockdown, Sophie was dumbstruck, as a solo entrepreneur she

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