13 Failed Innovations and How to Avoid Them

What do startups like Anki, Airware and Raden have in common? Well, they were all: Backed by high profile inventors and capital venture firms Created by some of the brightest minds in the business Hyped by some of the most skilled marketeers in existence And…all three companies are now dead.…

Top 10 books every successful corporate entrepreneur should read in 2019

Today’s corporate ecosystem is all about being new, fresh and innovative. You just never know where you’ll find that next big idea with the potential to revolutionize the way you do business. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of the most practical, inspiring and applicable…

Corporate venturing advice from 4 innovation leaders

On June 5th we invited 4 innovation leaders to share their experiences in building, launching and managing Corporate Startups as a part of their innovation strategy: Frederik Simoen, Innovation Program Manager at Luminus Kenny Henderyckx, Director of Corporate Development at Telenet Maarten Verboven, Director of Open Banking at BNP Paribas…

4 tools for your next retail innovation workshop

For the past year, I hosted multiple ideation sessions around the Future of Shopping, where I had the honor of co-creating ideas with 50+ leaders in the retail industry. The goal of these sessions was to come up with one or more new startup concepts that could be relevant for…

Ideation sprint: the usual suspects and their roles in the sprint

It’s essential, right from the start of an ideation sprint, to get aligned on the team you’ll be working with and their roles in the process. Why? Because in a design sprint you go from scratch to a couple of concepts in a very short period of time, with a…

Top 4 Innovation Myths that Keep your Company from Winning

“Driven by hunger, a fox tried to reach some grapes hanging high on the vine but was unable to, although he leaped with all his strength. As he went away, the fox remarked ‘Oh, you aren’t even ripe yet! I don’t need any sour grapes.’” – Aesop’s Fables It’s a…

5 books to awaken your inner creative genius

Ordinary people need food, air, and water. But creatives? All we need to survive is a pinch of inspiration and a spark of imagination. Have you ever wondered how life-changing ideas were born? How did Graham Bell invent the telephone? Where did Vincent van Gogh draw his inspiration from? How…
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