Is watch collecting a fictional activity?

Ever since the meteoric rise of Clubhouse talks about watches or watch related topics, I can’t count the number of times I have been in a room which ended up discussing the grey market for watches, and how difficult it might be to buy a Rolex at retail price. It was pretty boring to hear…

Brain Storming – Everything Is Allowed

Every day I list at least ten items. I like to practice my idea muscle. Even if its my stupid idea muscle. They might be business ideas. Thoughts about the revolution. Book ideas. Ideas on how to improve my life. Or blog post ideas. Ideas on who I should be connecting with. And so on….

How to Choose the Ideas Your Company Should Invest In

My last post described how Innosight follows a three-stage process to evaluate investment proposals from outside entrepreneurs. But deciding how to invest in ideas at a corporation is a different beast. In The Innovator’s Guide to Growth we suggested that companies should create one-page “Idea Resumes” that capture the essence of an idea on a…

How to Create a “Weird” Company Culture

An offbeat culture and an obsession with product design helped turn Method into a $100 million company. An offbeat culture and an obsession with product design helped turn Method, a San Francisco-based soapmaker, into a $100 million company. In a new book, The Method Method, co-founders Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry lay out their approach…

Why Women Are Great Strategic Planners

…And what men can learn from them. A few days ago, I met Ben, a first-time founder who’s been working on his business idea for 10 months. I asked him to give me the two minute overview of his business idea (or the “elevator pitch” in investor speak). Instead, Ben spent the next ten minutes…