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Innovation is well, innovative, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a set of principles and steps to guide your journey from inspiration to impact. To be an entrepreneur you need to have a certain natural spark, but there’s more to it than that. You accelerate your progress when you learn where the landmines are and how to find a path to reach your dreams. After being an entrepreneur and CEO for years, my purpose now is to provide the tools and the roadmap for innovators and entrepreneurs to fulfil their potential in business and in life. You might be a startup founder, the owner or CEO of a fast-growing scale up business or a leader in a mature organisation facing change and wanting to build a more innovative culture to compete and grow. Over 4 decades I’ve been in all of those positions and learned from success and from failure what works and what doesn’t.
Welcome and read on!
Money isn’t the problem.
The problem is nailing the customer’s problem.
Have you got a team to deliver the goods?
Have you got inside investor’s minds?
Have you made your company investable?
Do you understand the roadmap?
Marketing isn’t the problem.
The problem is working on the business more than in the business.
Is the founder the best person to be the CEO?
Have you got the systems to cope with growth?
Have you got a strategy to reach those lofty goals?
The problem isn’t new technology. The problem is developing new business without disrupting existing business
Do you have an innovation process?
Do you know how to think like a startup?
Have you independently resourced an innovation team? Do you understand the innovation journey?
InnovationConsult offers workshops & coaching to accelerate your innovation and entrepreneurial journey.
Would you like to learn more?
Contact Tom Williams for a free 45 minute session to get crystal clear on your vision,
what’s in the way of reaching it and sketching out a roadmap for success.
I believe successful innovation requires a fusion of scientific evidence-based
thinking and outside-the-box creativity.
I began as a scientist, but while still in my twenties I started working in audio-visual production, designing communication solutions for businesses.
The ability to think from a different point of view, to provide innovative ways of doing things has been useful throughout a forty year career in diverse fields, including big pharma, taking a startup biotech to an IPO on the ASX, managing investments for a global merchant bank, providing marketing ideas for major companies and more recently in education, where I’ve shown you can teach entrepreneurial skills to academic scientists. I’ve had what they call now a T shaped career, with a deep dive into the commercialisation of science and some adventurous excursions into totally unrelated areas, but somehow it was all useful. Now, I’m passionate about leveraging what I’ve learnt to empower entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to get their world changing ideas tested, funded, developed and launched.
The innovation roadmap and related processes are useful for :
Developing a purpose driven organisation
Scoping customer issues crying out for innovation
Developing a multi dimensional map to select the best bet
Researching the jobs any new products or services need to do
Designing possible new products or services from a
Developing new business models for existing products and service
Enrolling employees into constant innovation contributions
Avoiding being blindsided by
others disruptive innovations
Testing value proposition hypotheses with customers
Developing a Pitch and raising Finance
Finding partners and negotiating deals
Marketing strategy and copywriting
Assessing impact and next steps
InnovationConsult can be engaged in a variety of, well, innovative ways, including fee for service, by time, by project, by result, or under some circumstances, in exchange for equity.
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