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Competing With Ordinary Resources

Not every company needs to be built around a strong brand, exceptional talent or exclusive technology.

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The Dandelion Principle: Redesigning Work for the Innovation Economy

People who are “different,” behaviorally or neurologically, can add significant value to companies.

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Mastering the ‘Name Your Product Category’ Game

The ideal window of opportunity to enter a new industry starts when a dominant category label is introduced.

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Casting the Net Wide For Ideas

Spurring Innovation Through Competitions

September 17, 2013 | By Alan MacCormack, Fiona Murray and Erika Wagner

Rather than seeking in-house solutions to problems, companies are increasingly turning to contests to generate many diverse ideas. The authors write that companies are finding “that many of the very best ideas lie outside their organizations, in an ecosystem of potential innovators who possess wide-ranging skills and knowledge.” But the advantages of using competitions to pursue innovation must be set against the potential costs and risks.

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Are You a Steady Hand in a Sea of Uncertainty?

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Leaders need to be prepared to handle whatever comes their way — from sharp changes in the competitive landscape to unexpected external crises to internal projects that veer off course. Open access to this group of MIT Sloan Management Review articles on managing uncertainty is provided courtesy of Wharton Executive Education.

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Are You a ‘Vigilant Leader’?

CEOs need to scan for the faint — but vital — signals that will help give their companies an edge.

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Strategic Choices in Converging Industries

How can companies protect themselves when industries converge?

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Adapting to the Sharing Economy

New strategies are helping companies embrace “collaborative consumption” and the "sharing economy."

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Optimizing Your Digital Business Model

If you lack a good digital business model, your customers may leave you behind.

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How to Win With a Multisided Platform Business Model

What does it take to set up a platform where many constituencies can do business?

Getting Into the Heads of Customers

How can companies best understand what their customers want, from how much choice they expect to the degree of engagement they crave?

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The Age of the Consumer-Innovator

Consumers generate massive amounts of product innovation — which has significant implications for new product development.

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