You’re tired of buying companies started by ex-employees who found a problem worth solving but didn’t have the time, mandate and support to solve it in-house.
Consequently, you initiate an “innovation unit” to build new biz and secure market position using your competitive advantage as an established player.
You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.
Keep that in mind the next time you’re starting an all-nighter to reach the bottom of your endless todo-list.
Big wins that actually push the business forward often come from changes in the way, you offer your product or understand your customers.
Getting the foundation right is crucial.
Authenticity is key. Keep it real and stay personal. Build a voice and tone guide that reflects how you talk and act.
Ask members, listen to their wants, and let the community feel that they are part of determining the direction and new features.
If building a community to a…
The main obstacle to success is within ourselves. Mostly because we unconsciously mess it up while cruising through life.
Life is safe behind a screen checking newsfeeds all day. But it’s hard to make an impact if we merely follow the herd doing what other people expect.
Challenging our defaults…
Mainstream news is superficial clickbait and most often far too negative. Instead, my primary source of news and learning come from selected email newsletters, and a few favorite podcasts on a daily/weekly basis. I try to stay mean by staying lean.
Below are the most valuable newsletters hitting my inbox.
People have a strange habit of preaching “time is money” while simultaneously wasting it on activities with instant relief instead of long-term gain.
More than often, you give away time as a free commodity.
I have colleagues who will pin me on the shoulder to get my attention when obviously…
I’ve been given the challenge to create digital products with a bigger meaning by joining LEO Innovation Lab as a Product Designer.
LEO Innovation Lab is kind of a startup-hub established by LEO Pharma as part of a long-term strategic decision to focus on patient’s needs.
We look at all…
Corporate organizations often have a hard time attracting people to innovate and expand within digital areas. Today’s tech talent is in love with startups. They frown upon the established, the experienced, the profitable.
And for good reason. Large organizations have structural challenges. They can’t get stuff done, because they are…
I believe that startups with a designer among the co-founders have a much better chance of being successful. Not only because it’s important to build good looking well-branded products, but merely because designers with a business mindset have better potential for creating truly useful products.
A co-founding designer knows business…