Most people would agree that we live in a rapidly changing world. Consequently, just about everyone is constantly under pressure to adapt, create, and/or innovate. For companies, it is important to understand that innovation should not be a side project. Innovation should actually be happening everywhere. In companies and other organizations, that includes the CTO office,…

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SCET will host the Innovation X Roundtable: Algorithms and AI for Media in the 21st Century to further discuss the top of truth and disinformation online on Oct. 21, 2021 I was recently at the Advisory Board Meeting of the BI Business School in Norway. In this remarkably well run meeting, we were asked to…

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state of constant rapid change

We live in a constantly accelerating state of rapid change. It is essentially a continuum of innovation and relentless disruption. Within one generation, the average lifespan of a company has decreased from over 60 years to under 20, while the average product lifecycle length has reduced by 75%. Retailers have lived through the effect of…

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The University of California, Berkeley, one of the world’s premier public universities and worldwide center for innovation, is taking a leading role in response to the COVID-19 health crisis and is convening industry and its vast internal expertise to launch real time initiatives to help firms accelerate and adapt to the new environment. With its…

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A lot is going on in the world, particularly with the new Coronavirus. And, yes, this is a large concern for many people and firms around the world. Our programs at Berkeley are similarly impacted.  Last week, upon concerns for students and guests, we offered our Innovating 5G/AI class session over Zoom video conferencing for the first time. This week,…

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There has been a lot of discussion about the value of growth mindset. If you have not heard about this, it means that you believe you can grow, learn, and do anything novel. Individuals with a growth mindset are not concerned about defining themselves. Instead, they focus on the challenge at hand or the skill…

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There are many famous frameworks ranging from McKinsey’s Three Horizons Model to the various types of innovation (e.g. disruptive, radical, incremental, etc.) and many more. Conceptually, they are all great. However, from a real life perspective, they tend to be more descriptive and less prescriptive. This means it’s helpful if all you want to do…

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