lean innovation

6 Tips to Supercharge Corporate Innovation

The competitive landscape of most companies is changing at rapid pace. Most changes come from technology innovations. Existing businesses in every sector struggle with this digital disruption. The rate can vary, but disruption will hit every sector. And in this digital vortex existing companies are prisoners of their current success. But they understand that they need to innovate. The hardest question is: “How… Read more →


How to find great Startup ideas?

I come across many people that want to start a business of their own, but have trouble finding the right startup idea. Although in some cases I suspect the phrase: “I am an entrepreneur waiting for a good idea to come along” actually means “I like the safety of my job, I have my mortgage,… Read more →

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Steps towards Business Automation @ StarterSquad

This post was written by Iwein Fuld, Founder of Capacitor, the workplace where companies develop their apps with the help of distributed teams. Sign up for Capacitor today and we’ll double your credits (up to €500) to hire a team for your project! We’ve been running StarterSquad for almost two years now (wow!) and a lot… Read more →

5 Key Questions for Startup Success

Building a successful Startup is hard work. You always start with a big vision and lots of energy. But after some first iterations of your idea you get to this crucial stage. Will our Startup takeoff or will it go nowhere? The following questions help to find our in a (more or less) structured way.… Read more →

Lean Innovation: speeding up corporate innovation

The Innovation Pitfall Organizations need to be superior in innovation to survive in today’s challenging business environment. New technologies, processes and business models emerge in ever shorting cycles. When we imagine innovation, in most cases breakthrough technological innovations come to mind. Hunting for these innovations is a risky adventure that rapidly soaks up Research &… Read more →

Getting away with Cheap Software

Cheap software has a lot of advantages. On a first glance it seems that cheap means low risk (unless you’re buying cheap explosives, but software is usually not that dangerous). If you don’t invest a lot in software you don’t have to write off a lot of money in case of a pivot. BUT, if… Read more →

Solve problems by removing things

A very popular quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery: “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away” That’s nice, but what does it actually mean? In a presentation I often use when talking about solving problems with software. I explain about finding the balance… Read more →