Visualizing The Future – Part I
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          INTRODUCTION What is, and when do you use, Scenario Planning? – You’ve experienced too many costly surprises in the past – Your organization does not … Read More

15 Forms of Innovation
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At least 15 different forms of innovation are being practiced today Most subject matter experts agree the word “innovation” is overused and misunderstood.  We are in large part responsible for … Read More

Unilever to acquire Dollar Shave Club for $1B. What does this mean for P&G?
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Unilever paid 5x sales for Dollar Shave club.  Why? Dollar Shave Club (DSC) brings two keys to Unilever: 1.  The opportunity to compete with P&G and Schick in the global razor/razor blade … Read More

100 Years of Electric Delivery Vans & Trucks
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Are there Electric Powered Trucks today? Yes.  Tesla  Motors paved the way by capturing the attention of consumers in North America and Europe.  June 22, was the fourth anniversary of … Read More

Will this young woman disrupt air travel across the Atlantic?
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Norwegian Air International planning $69 trans Atlantic flights Is the “Real Reason US airlines should be terrified of a European startup you’ve never heard of?” Benjamin Zhang, Business Insider, shared … Read More

Comparing Three Affordable Electric Vehicles
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The Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3 In this blog, we compare the exterior and interior designs, performance, range, and price of the first three affordable electric vehicles.  … Read More

Value Innovation Executed Excellently/Brilliantly
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Tesla’s Vision: Elon Musk’s ultimate vision for Tesla Motors is to deliver zero tailpipe emission vehicles to consumers who generate electricity 100% “Off Grid”. Christine and Sam Simonetta live the … Read More

Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for a Great 2016
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2015 has been a very exciting year for the Value Innovations’ team. Thank you. To all our clients, friends and members of our networks we wish you happy holidays and … Read More

2015 is The Year of the Unicorns & Mark Zuckerberg is New Establishment’s 2015 King
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Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter wrote, “At 31, Mark Zuckerberg facebook’s chairman and CEO, stands out as something of an elder statesman,” in his October editor’s letter.  “He is far … Read More

Helping reduce Obesity: A Value Curve Template for Healthier Food and Drink
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2.1 Billion of the world’s population is overweight or obese This is 2.5X the number of people that are undernourished.  Obesity is responsible for 5% of deaths worldwide: Our Weekly … Read More

Fast Company’s “The world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies”
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Here’s a sneak peak at their “Top 20”: Warby Parker Apple Alibaba Google Instagram Color of Change HBO Virgin America Indigo Slack Houzz Catapult Inventure Line Wework Gilead Sciences Tesla … Read More

Tesla products influencing the design of SpaceX’s Space Capsules
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SpaceX in competition with Russia for NASA’s business Pavithra Mohan, Assistant Editor, Fast Company Digital, in her article, “Take a Look inside SpaceX’s Spiffy New Space Capsule” Fast Feed, September … Read More

MIT Technology Review’s “50 Smartest Companies” in 2015
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Last week we shared Forbes’ “Most Innovative Companies in 2015”, this week it’s MIT Technology Review’s “Smartest Companies in 2015.” MIT Technology Review’s “Top 10”:  Tesla Motors  Xiaomi  Illumina  Alibaba … Read More

Forbes’ 2015 List of the World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies
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Tesla Motors is #1 Here are the Forbes “Top 10”  Tesla Motors, 84.8% (Innovation Premium – see below) 2.  Salesforce.com, 77.8% 3.   Alexion Pharmaceuticals, 72.5% 4.  Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, 72.1% 5.  … Read More

August 14: The US Embassy reopens in Havana – airbnb has great B&Bs for you!
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 WSJ Editor, Glen Hall; Photo courtesy Pablo Martinez Monisavais/Press Pool How airbnb, a Value Innovation company, launched in Cuba (basically an all cash economy, with essentially no internet or credit … Read More

Things have gone horribly wrong at P&G. Why? It has completely lost its Innovation Mojo!
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The Myths about P&G strengths: P&G is not a marketing company.  Its strengths are not Brand Management or Product Management.  P&G’s roots go back to R&D, technology and innovation, started … Read More

New Roadside Noise Barriers Generate Electricity on Cloudy Days
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Old Generation Noise Barriers: Courtesy:  Jarba/Wikimedia Common For the last 40 years we’ve driven past Roadside Noise Barriers constructed out of cinder block, concrete, steel or wood.  They did the … Read More

New Model to overcome homelessness in NY is Working
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Overall Goal: Turn the homeless, mentally challenged and drug addicts into productive members of society. The Old Model focused on drug rehab and other support tasks.  The New Model, adopted … Read More

Sneakers made from plastic waste
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Adidas working with Parley For The Oceans to recover plastic from the Ocean The new shoes are the first to come out of Adidas’ recent partnership with Parley for the … Read More

Do you know who your Most Important Customer is?
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Most B2B businesses assume their Most Important Customer is their direct customer and they are dead wrong.  This Weekly Blast explains why and shows how you can identify your Most … Read More

The first 4 Worst Predictions from the Past
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 Value Innovation focuses on uncovering, unmet needs of Most Important Customers I. e., Solving problems, not ideas or predictions.  But it’s fun to take a look back at some of … Read More

CEO Job Description in the form of a Value Curve
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We started with a question: Could we analyze transcripts from ten, unstructured Fortune 500 CEO interviews and generate a meaningful CEO Job Description? The answer is “Yes.” …and we could … Read More

FAA grants approval to Amazon to test its Delivery Drones
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Amazon approved to start testing on April, 8, 2015 Amazon’s original request was dated July 9, 2014, so the approval process took nine months.  This delay forced Amazon to set … Read More

Is Goldman Sachs turning bullish on Tesla Motors?
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According to Goldman, challengers have, for the most part, fallen woefully short of the Tesla S Sedan Goldman Sachs has generated a chart that looks at purchase price and driving … Read More

Fortune’s 2015 “Top 10 World’s Most Admired Companies”
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Fortune’s 9 Keys used to establish Reputation: 1.  Innovation 2.  People Management 3.  Use of Corporate Assets 4.  Social Responsibility 5.  Management Quality 6.  Financial Soundness 7.  Long Term Investment … Read More

Are you convinced the UAE is committed to Innovation?
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We are absolutely!  We are “All In.” The Prime Minister of Dubai: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said, “The initiative should be seen as an … Read More

What kind of company is Amazon?
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Is Amazon a Value Innovation Company?: It has many of the hallmarks: Jeff Bezos founded the company July 5, 1994 and remains the CEO today. The vision and strategy have … Read More

GM, Ford & Chrysler – Now: Tesla, Google & Apple?
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Google has their Antonomous EV: Here’s a quick look; and Google has followers: Source:  Google Chrome Apple is hiring to develop their EV: See who they have hired from the … Read More

Tesla Supercharger Stations in 2015
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Tesla continues to take the myth, “Don’t have the range” out of EVs. In Europe: Tesla’s Superchargers have now powered more than 30M km driven and saved 3M liters of … Read More

The Innovators’ Club – A 1 minute video
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Arrow Electronics, a B2B, Value Added Distributor of electronic products headquartered in the greater Denver area in CO produced 12 videos in 1Q, 2014 to fill advertizing spots during TV … Read More

“6 Keys” to Enable an Innovation Culture
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We have been looking at the effects of company culture and stakeholder behavior on an organization’s ability to innovate since 1999.  The work was carried out from 1999-2006 by representatives … Read More

The Festival of Lessons and Carols
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At 3:00pm on Christmas Eve, the BBC broadcasts the Festival of Lessons and Carols from Kings College, Cambridge. Sixty years ago, the broadcast was just heard in the UK.  Today, … Read More

On the Third Day of Christmas we developed the Value Curve
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Step 3 of the Value Innovation Process(R) calls for us/you to generate “As Is” and “Best in Class” Value Curves with Metrics.  On the third day of Christmas we generated … Read More

On the Second Day of Christmas we developed a Value Web
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The Second Step of the Value Innovation Process(R) calls for defining the Value Chain or Value Web and identifying the Most Important Customer. When we looked at Christmas, we found … Read More

Happy Holidays from the Value Innovations’ Team
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Thank You and Happy Holidays We very much appreciate your support and business in 2014. All the Value Innovations’ Team Members and Partners in Europe, Asia and The United States … Read More

Fast Company’s “The World’s Most Innovative Companies – 2014”
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Fast Company’s approach: ….to identifying the most innovative companies is dramatically different  from PriceWtarehouseCoopers and Boston Consulting Group.  Fast Company describe it as their annual guide to businesses that matter … Read More

2015 Global Entrepreneurship Index
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Take a look at all the details.  You’ll need to login. Is Entrepreneurship the same as innovation? No, but there are clear links between the two. The difference for us … Read More

The all new Value Innovations’ website is now live
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Our new website is now live: http://www.valueinnovations.com  It’s still a Work In Progress, but there’s much more relevant, and up to date, content. With its WordPress platform it’s very easy … Read More

Levis’ Stadium taking sports viewing to a whole new level
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Picture from Jennifer Elias’s article on Fast Company, “Five Ways the 49ers new stadium will change the game, September 15, 2014 Levi’s Stadium, the new $1.2 billion home of the … Read More

Do “Technology Drivers” win over “Need Seekers”?
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“The MIT Curse Strikes Again: Lilliputian Systems file for bankruptcy,” Michael Kanellos, Forbes, August 21, 2014: http://onforb.es/1CjjS4k This article shares other examples of companies spun out from MIT that have … Read More

London now the world capital of crowdfunding
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London has overtaken New York City and San Francisco to become the world capital of crowdfunding”. – Jason Hesse, Forbes contributor (read full article) Just over 250,000 crowdfunding campaigns have been … Read More