Navigating Corporate Innovation

Alexander Mahr General, Opinion Leave a Comment

As new business models hit more and more industries in an increasing pace, incumbents are challenged to respond. And they do respond. However, from an outsider’s point of view, this can often look a bit funny. Steve Blank, adjunct professor at Stanford, coined the phrase “innovation theater” referring to corporate innovation programs failed to achieve top or bottom line impact. …

When is the right time to disrupt yourself?

Jan Sedlacek General, Opinion Leave a Comment

Well, the only correct answer to this question is: Right now! But it’s the wrong question. Yesterday we’ve been asked about the best timing for disruption for the second time this week (which was on Tuesday), by a senior manager of a large corporation. That’s why we’ve decided to share some thoughts on this. It seems to us that timing their …

German Company Builders have stopped company building – How can they evolve?

Alexander Mahr Opinion Leave a Comment

Since Rocket Internet has come to live in 2007, the model of a Company Builder or Startup Studio became increasingly popular – not only in Germany but also internationally, especially in the US. Often, these companies get formed by former entrepreneurs who invest their own money alongside with their investor’s. In a way very similar to many venture capital funds. However, a Company …

Digital Transformation explained – How does it impact your business?

Alexander Mahr Opinion Leave a Comment

Digital Transformation is a heavily used buzz word these days. In our daily work we realize that there are multiple views on Digital Transformation and what exactly it is. This often causes confusion. In the presentation attached, we would like to offer our perspective on what it is, what drives it, and how it impacts your business. The Stryber Digital Transformation …

The Strategy Divide – Or: Why you need to do strategy digitally

Jan Sedlacek Opinion Leave a Comment

Digital Transformation, Design Thinking, Lean Business Model, Digital Change… Many such words are trending the corporate speech charts these days. Hardly a CEO who doesn’t have his own portfolio of digital pet projects or hasn’t yet hired a CDO, a chief digital officer. The ongoing hype vividly recalls the boom of the first dot com rush at the end of the 90s …