Calling BS on Corporate-Startup Engagement Myths
Short Take Larry Schmitt

The recent innovation ‘wave’ (let’s not call it a fad) of corporate-startup collaboration has spawned all kinds of ‘new’ practices, […]

Advantage Flywheels
Short Take Larry Schmitt

The concepts of complex system dynamics, represented by system dynamics models with stocks, flows, feedback loops and influence diagrams, have […]

The Myth of the Intrapreneur
Short Take Larry Schmitt

Intrapreneur is an amorphous term. It is intended to convey the attributes of an Entrepreneur leading a startup company to […]

Why Companies Do “Innovation Theater” Instead of Actual Innovation
Short Take Larry Schmitt

This article is not so much about innovation theater (although it does make an appearance) as it is about the […]

The Importance of Persistence: Building an Innovation System for the Long-term
Innovation QI Larry Schmitt

Highlights A successful, Fortune 50, corporate innovation group has been continuously creating strategic innovations for almost two decades – through […]

Incubation is the Hard Part Between Discovery and Success
Article Larry Schmitt

Highlights The processes, methods and tools used for New Product Development (NPD) are insufficient for strategic innovation[1] and strategic innovation […]

Incubation – Experimenting Your Way to New Business Success
Article Larry Schmitt

Incubation is a key phase in a Strategic Innovation System. It takes a different approach than New Product Development (NPD) […]

The best is last
Short Take Larry Schmitt

The technological/diffusion S-curve has been researched and written about many times (and in a lot more depth – see this, […]