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A Brief Exercise to Spur Innovation on Your Team

Your business needs it, you ask employees for it, you incent them to deliver it, but in the end, do you really get it? I'm talking about innovation. When the Conference Board queried CEOs in 2018, it found that one of their most important concerns was "creating new business models to adapt to disruptive technologies."

Unfortunately, many companies, even those with innovative histories, struggle to keep up with the torrid pace of change in their industries. This past fall, for instance, Starbucks, an organization widely regarded as nimble and forward-looking, announced a restructuring, with CEO Kevin Johnson emphasizing the need to "increase the velocity of innovation."

Established businesses have trouble innovating for many reasons, including siloed structures, fuzzy strategies, inadequate talent, and not enough funding. "Softer" factors also come into play, for example, a team or corporate culture that fails to give employees the time and space they need to think creatively.

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Inspired by Dunzo, these Delhi teenagers start hyperlocal delivery startup for SMBs

Launched with seed capital of Rs 2 lakh, bootstrapped Jhutpat is focusing on small and medium businesses for now. The Delhi-based hyperlocal delivery startup aims to expand to Mumbai and Bengaluru, and launch an app too.


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Walmart, Flipkart leaders meet Piyush Goyal, discuss e-commerce business

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Flipkart checks direct buying from companies

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We must rethink the VC model and stay invested for the long run, says Sarath Naru of Ventureast

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E-Tailing in India: Pushing The Retail Frontier

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The 2000's can be better described as a decade of foundation building, when Internet penetration increased steadily, technological advancements enabled better online interfaces with safer transactions, and e-commerce inched into the common man's life. Now that critical mass has been achieved, the decade of 2010s is expected to see this fledgling launched into the next orbit. FacebookTwitterLinkedinEmail


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