What Can Go Wrong Part 1

This introductory clip to Engineering Leadership illustrates of what can go wrong during the process of innovation.  The clip is centered around the famous case of E-Ink which raised $120M over 7 years to commercialize an exciting new display technology. As you watch the video, think about what the firm did right and wrong.  WhatContinue reading “What Can Go Wrong Part 1”

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…I’ve been to the mountaintop and I’ve seen the Promised Land. And I might not get there with you… Martin Luther King The startup founder who gets fired just as his/her company is growing into large company could be a cliché – if it wasn’t so true – and painful.…

Adam Bosworth: Analyzing Complex Opportunities

Adam Bosworth, an engineering leader, offers his perspective on opportunity in a complex market. Adam Bosworth, pioneer of XML technology and former Vice President of Product Management at Google, illustrates the analysis that lead him to develop his company Keas. As you watch the videos listed below, consider the way Adam deconstructs complex healthcare issues. How does heContinue reading “Adam Bosworth: Analyzing Complex Opportunities”

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I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth.  From that day on, when I got asked about which corporate innovation program had the best process for idea selection, I started my list with Qualcomm.…

Steve Blank: Engineering Leadership includes Business Model Design

In this section of the on-line course, Steve Blank introduces concepts of business model design, customer development, and agile engineering encapsulated within this  Engineering Leadership curriculum. The links below are from Udacity.com (https://www.udacity.com/course/ep245)  You can login using a Google or Facebook sign in – or create a new account for yourself. For Engineering Leaders takingContinue reading “Steve Blank: Engineering Leadership includes Business Model Design”

Managing Acquisitions: Operational Excellence, Pt. 2

Charles Giancarlo, former Chief Product Officer of Cisco, talks about acquisitions in the high technology industry and his involvement in Cisco System’s acquisition of Kalpana in 1994. This segment is from the Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series at UC Berkeley. Image: Flickr, Alex Dunne Next lesson: Engineering Leadership includes Business Model Design Return to course page

Defining Goals: Operational Excellence, Pt. 1

Charles Giancarlo, former Chief Product Officer of Cisco, talks about how the best firms achieve operational excellence: defining goals, aiming high, and not being afraid to change people to change management dynamic. This segment is from the Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series at UC Berkeley. Image: Cisco Systems, Inc. Next lesson: Managing Acquisitions: Operational Excellence, Pt. 2Continue reading “Defining Goals: Operational Excellence, Pt. 1”