Sensemaking and Purpose Drive Innovation and Transformation

For startups and entrepreneur-led businesses, purpose is an outcome of an iterative sensemaking process.  Sensemaking is the underappreciated strategic activity of making sense of what is going Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Author: Kevin Fee

The Entrepreneur's Dilemma: How Do You Know When It's Hopeless?

Many entrepreneurs launch a venture with great certainty, passion, and grand hopes for the future. However, at some point the dream begins to dim. They might receive negative feedback about their Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Vincent DeFilippo

How the Right Mix of Employee Incentives Fosters Innovation

Many people assume that when a family business honors its past, it can’t focus on the future. But our research has found that having the right incentives in place encourages employees at family Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Elisa Villani , Christian Linder , Alfredo De Massis and Kimberly Eddleston

Bisociation Teaching Exercise Spurs Business Model Innovation 

Diverse paths lead to entrepreneurial opportunities and innovative business models. Some entrepreneurs arrive at their destination via a deliberate, rational process of search and causal thinking. Read More...

Category: Education and Teaching

Authors: Dante Di Gregorio , Joel Ryman and Jennifer Kuan

What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Crisis Management

Because COVID-19 had effects unlike any other crisis, crisis management research has received increased attention in the past few years. Within a few weeks, economic life was turned completely upside Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Matthias Breier , Sascha Kraus and Thomas Clauß

Intrapreneurship Can Turbocharge Companies

In his book  Lean Startup in Large Organizations , corporate innovation expert  Jim Euchner offers a systematic approach to successfully implementing Lean Startup practices in established Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Catherine Buday and Jim Euchner