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 They can grow easily or strongly, are in saturation, or are completely outdated by new approaches.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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Is your innovation systematic and scalable?

To be sure your innovation is systematic and scalable, an innovation assessment and benchmark will address, next to standard metrics, many questions like Can design-wins, successful market intros and inventions be repeated? Are they based on a systematic approach? Are you a top or bottom-liner? How to fix the bottom line to grow the top line? Is your innovation system…

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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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Sweet Spot of Innovation

Innovation methods need to be balanced and timed

A sweet spot of innovation has been found and balance is achieved when a new product has proven feasible, its business model is viable and customers feel a desire to get it and use it. Thus answering the questions what, how and why?

Differentiation and competitive advantage is added when all of your competitors cannot target the same spot, or, have solutions ready.

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