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Making Business Innovation more Rewarding

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Life is pretty simple : You do stuff. Most things fail. Some work. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.”     …. Tom Peters

Extending on this, while “ story telling  and  likeability “ are important, for successful innovation and transformation, it’s also important people –  challenge, be curious, fast learners, collaborative, and have huge drive.

Given the preference in enterprises for “ process and predictability “, the need to satisfy daily operational demands, and working to achieve strategic goals – it’s difficult to balance these requirements and Innovate for Impact !

Further, there is a lot to know, an entrepreneurial mindset with an open and exploring atmosphere, strong look ahead, superior business and technology acumen, the ability to deal with ambiguity, a desire to achieve, patience, etc.     …. with a great team of internal and external highly competent people having various skills, backgrounds, etc. – to make the experience interesting, rewarding, and sustainable.

And with only a small % of enterprise innovation and transformation projects meaningfully improving outcomes, it’s clear much needs to be done.

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