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Last week, the Customer Development: The Second Decade seminar was held as part of FutureM week. More information about the seminar and links are below, including the video of the full seminar. Though I’ve tracked and practiced Customer Development and its precursors for some time, a few things struck me about the seminar. During his […]

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This topic may be a little controversial. But because the data is so stark, you have to look to corporate governance as being part of the problem and hence part of the solution. There are two changes in practice that would substantially improve the potential for innovation and corporate development. Outside Founder Director Board of […]

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The data in previous posts is disappointing and depressing. By any measure, the Boston area has lost a good deal of its innovative stature. However, understanding the data should provide a reason for optimism, because if we have objective measures, then we can begin to address the actual underlying problems and root causes. The reason […]

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Jugaad ≈ Agile

The Indian concept of jugaad, aka jugaar, can have interesting and subtle meanings for product development and management. I was recently reminded of jugaad from a post by Vinit Nijhawan on “India’s Innovation Front Lines 2009 (Part 1): Of “Jugaar” and A Quick Recovery from Global Recession”.

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