I have 600 skydives, most of them head-down. I have been climbing mountains – to 5642 meters. What you see if you check the following videos is breathtaking. Even 10 years ago I would not have believed such unbelievable action could take place.
And, it is a perfect example of the most promising innovation strategy: Need Seekers. All of the following examples look like being technology driven innovation. Yes, it is true – and no, the technology would not exist without the need of these guys – the need for speed:
Jeb Corliss flying the Matterhorn
When I started skydiving in 1998 or so, Patrick de Gayardon set new standards by flying the Grand Canyon with a wing suit. Jeb Corliss now set a new benchmark by flying the Matterhorn:
Jeb makes use of the technical progression of wing suits. Patrick developed this wing suits initially and all subsequent development was done by skydivers as to my knowledge. They made technology fit their need.
The new online innovation profiler chogo.me gives companies and individuals around the world a clear scoring and understandable directions in five minutes. chogo.me is the best free way to test whether a companies innovation efforts fit a promising innovation strategy, or whether it wastes resources by not being focused enough. Research of current innovation masterminds suggest that three innovation strategies promise the most return on investment. chogo.me helps you to identify the innovation strategy for you and your company, and it recommends improvements.
We are an agency and consultancy for the management and the development of products and services mainly by telecommunications and the internet. And today we launch chogo.me, an internet service which helps users to better understand their strengths and weaknesses concerning innovation, or better said, to validate their requirements in a quickly changing world.
Only five minutes are required for a free, short and precise questionnaire, the visualization of the score and the presentation of appropriate improvement recommendations. The methodology is based on the condensed knowledge of several innovation masterminds and break-through studies. chogo.me derives 35 variables which assess the ability of an enterprise to innovate. These variables are condensed to six pairs of questions. The answers on these questions are normalized across the whole data set and run through an analytics engine. After the first pass of analytics, chogo.me applies a specific weight to each data point.
We have designed this offering in order to help you to validate your innovation strategy down-to-earth. Together with you we design a business innovation strategy that fits to your company and your people in only two workshops at a location of your choice. Also we discuss how to implement this innovation strategy quickly.
When do this workshops help?
Many companies have identified innovation as a major success factor of our times. And many have started a series of initiatives to spur innovation. Others companies have no good understanding of their options, have a lack of knowledge of latest innovation research and trends, or bewail missing creativity.
Our workshops are tailored to all companies, which do not want to long-winded discuss how to do innovation, but prefer practical experience. We help to
identify key-success factors for financially successful strategies
proof new innovation concepts such as open innovation or service innovation
Identifying the best way to innovate must include an analysis of the best business innovation strategy. This helps to focus resources on a common objective, to avoid ballast, and it also increases the likelihood of successful innovation. However, it is difficult to get an overview on available and proven techniques because many different classifications are around.
When building the innovation profiler www.chogo.me we were assessing different innovation classifications in order to come up with senseful business innovation strategy types and meaningful recommendations. I think we found a reliable classification among the overwhelmingly many types, styles and categories which can be found in literature. In the following we show where our classification comes from, how it can be detailed and how it fits to other approaches.
This Article has also been posted on Blogging Innovation.
Economically successful Innovation Styles
I decided to adopt the business innovation strategy nomenclature which Booz & Company defined in their well known Innovation 1000 survey. This classification provides only three innovation types, which makes it easier to understand the complicated matter. Continue reading →
Cridon introduces a methodology for innovation management. This framework has been created on the basis of international research on successul innovation and on the basis of our experience.
Three modules help to support all phases of modern innovation management: Pragmatic but fact based strategy definition and extraction of quick wins is the objective of D3 Define: Analysis and Strategy. The module D3 Discover: Product Management is tailored to the systematic search and market test of products and services. Implementation and migration to operations is supported with D3 Develop: Business Processes and Implementation. Continue reading →