Startup Digest

Corporate Innovation

March 04, 2016

This week we've got two short articles that caught our eye + one longer dive into the classic Netflix vs. Blockbuster story seated within the context of the quickly evolving television industry.

About this digest: We're all trying to figure this stuff out. Consider us another resource because corporate innovation is lonely but you're not alone. We'll search the globe for the latest triumphs, failures and emerging methods being used to build the next era of resilient corporations - anything from building new internal methods, partnering with startups, using entrepreneurship to drive culture, corporate venturing and many topics yet to be named as this field evolves. 

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Corporate Innovation Startup Digest is curated by:
Carie Davis

Carie Davis - @cariedavis2

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Shane Reiser

Shane Reiser - @shanereiser

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Don’t create a sense of urgency, foster a sense of purpose.

Kimber Lockhart

"Trying to create a sense of urgency almost always backfires."

I loved this read. I've had seven bosses in my life. Six focused on creating a sense of urgency. Only one focused on creating a sense of purpose. Looking back, he was my favorite boss and that was most productive job. - Shane

What Innovation Is and Isn't

Kevin McFarthing

A humble man's rant on popular misconceptions around innovation. We largely agree with everything.

Outside the Box - Netflix and the future of television

Ken Auletta - The New Yorker

A fresh look at Netflix's journey, Blockbuster's demise and the future of television. (long but great read)

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