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The Un-Business-Plan Innovation Contest

A colleague and I agreed to chair the committee to run an innovation competition open to all students in our university. We want to encourage and celebrate the innovation among our students! So how does one design a lean/agile/design-thinking innovation competition???? Our … Continue reading

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Before “Lean Startups” there was “Probe and Learn”

The innovation process underlying lean startups, as described by Eric Ries, seems eerily similar to the Probe and Learn process described by Gary Lynn and colleagues 15 years ago. Continue reading

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Lean Start-ups or Slow-burn entrepreneurship

Lean startups and slow burn startups permit the effectuation process of entrepreneurship to continue for a longer period of time. Continue reading

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Effectuation in Action: Consulting as Search

Effectuation in action: one way for firms to employ effectuation in a new market is to enter through consulting and custom projects. Continue reading

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Does Economic Turmoil Breed Innovation?

Back to the Garage Wired magazine recently included an essay suggesting that now is the time to innovate. Bootstrapping is a part of e-ship: lean production was developed in lean times. Many large firms such as Apple and Microsoft were … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship by Necessity

  Tragedy to Entrepreneur of the year I had the great fortune to study entrepreneurship in a seminar led by Gerry Hills at UIC. Gerry has widespread interests: entrepreneurial marketing, opportunity recognition, and who became entrepreneurs. I remember being interested with studies that … Continue reading

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PDMA thoughts: Service and Innovation

I have delayed my summary of the PDMA Research Conference, but hopefully the delay helps with perspective… (sound like an ad-hoc rationalization?) The two major themes that still resonate with me a couple weeks later are the call by Gerald … Continue reading

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