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  • Innovation theatre is still alive and vanity metrics are, sadly, still driving key decisions.
  • Innovation processes — from financial, HR, ideation, innovation, commercialization — are still being defined and maturing.
  • Innovative and transformative leaders are hard to attain and have a very high turnover rate.
  • Employee engagement is creating a significant of what, in our tools, we call “Innovation Drag”, or waste, costing big companies millions of dollars.
  • Internal politics often sway innovation strategy more than market or consumer demands.
  • Strategic focus is primarily very short term or very long term with a dearth of initiatives or focus in the midterm which, therefore, creates inherent risk.




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Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll

Writer, speaker, accelerant. Intersection of tech & society. Strata, Startupfest, Bitnorth, FWD50. Lean Analytics, Tilt the Windmill, HBS, Just Evil Enough.

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