The survival rate of firms
The average length of stay in years of companies in S&P500 (rolling 7 years, forecast 2018-2030).

The survival rate of firms

Did you know that the survival rate of firms is falling sharply? On the one hand, this is due to specific and often disruptive technologies that are not adopted by incumbents, and on the other hand, statistics also show that the number of start-ups in these areas is on the rise. "Disruption" usually comes from small and agile companies, which…

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How can the growth gap be filled?

Aspiration and capability The growth gap describes the difference in extrapolated business performance and the business planning, for example, in 5 years. To close the gap requires an innovation portfolio with innovation projects that ensure growth. Such a portfolio ensures the inflow of new "H2 projects," which arise from incremental improvement innovations as well as disruptive technologies from the field…

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Horizons and S-curves: Products today, tomorrow and in the future
S-curves are used to describe product adoptance and market maturity. During saturation new businesses and technologies start taking over.

Horizons and S-curves: Products today, tomorrow and in the future

A product portfolio contains product lines across many horizons according to their lifecycle. Therefore overall business performance depends on the contributions of all of these products.

They are in different adoption phases. They can grow easily or strongly, are in saturation, or are completely outdated by new approaches. (more…)

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Innovation types

In our framework, we use 7 innovation types: Business Model Services Products Processes Organizational Structures Management System Production A deep dive in 16 aspects and 66 skills answers the question of how unused types can be built up and realized. For example, there are strong service organizations, but they hide the product and business model areas too much. Products are…

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Innovative strength of your competition

You know the market and your competition. But don’t you want to know your strength compared to the innovative strength of your competition? All innovation systems share the same roots and principles, so standardised benchmarking is possible… More than 6000 organisations have done it. You will get answers such as Can you express your innovation strategy? Does your company innovate…

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Innovation Strategy and Leadership Style

There are well known innovation strategy and leadership archetypes beyond incremental innovation (also known as spiral staircase): Experimenters who put available ingredients into a lab reactor or cauldron to see what happens Builders and growers on fertile fields of adjacent businesses Hunters of outside innovations, trying to catch up eating others (“pacman style”) Explorers, going the extra mile and risk…

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