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Four Types of Innovation – Updated

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In 2013 I wrote a blog post titled “The Four Types of Innovation and the Strategic Choices Each One Represents.” To date it’s been one of the most popular articles I’ve ever written. In my original post, I listed the following: Breakthrough Sustaining New Market Disruptive In this post I want to clarify what I […]

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Introducing Ignition Framework: A Step-by-Step Approach To Creating and Growing New Businesses

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It’s been a long time coming but I’ve finally packaged all my best material on new business growth into one overarching framework. Along with that I’ve changed the name of the site from to! Why The Switch? In short, I needed a better and faster way to explain what this site is all […]


Innovator’s Canvas 3: How to Quickly and Effectively Document and Validate Your Innovation Idea

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What I’m going to share with you today has been for me the most useful business planning tool since the original business model canvas. It’s helped me clarify even the most challenging business models and helped answer every major question about an idea. But first, some background… In 2008, Alex Osterwalder introduced the Business Model […]

Tesla Model 3 - An Integrative Innovation Case Study

Tesla Model 3: An Integrative Innovation Case Study

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Last week Elon Musk and Tesla made history with the unveiling of the Model 3 – a $35,000 all electric vehicle. Though the car won’t begin shipping to customers until late 2017, the announcement¬†of the Model 3 marks an important milestone for Tesla and electric cars in general. In this post we’ll explore Tesla’s strategy […]