As part of a corporate tour on April 2–5, VkusVill (a Russian retail chain selling organic products for healthy eating) visited 8 companies, and the tour participants met one of the authors of The Corporate Startup in Amsterdam!
Insights from the coauthor of The Corporate Startup
This book is the winner of the 2018 Management Book of The Year Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a well-timed addition to the corporate innovation discussion. Anyone who deals with innovation in mid-sized and large businesses should definitely read it.
Tim Deeson, the Managing Director at Deeson Group, recommended this book, saying, “The principles and practices, if well implemented can save a company from the disruption death march.”
The Corporate Startup is a hands-on guide for well-established companies that want to develop and support their opportunities for innovation.
We found the model of The Corporate Startup and its ideas about innovative ecosystems very useful when developing our innovative strategy. Reading this book is a must for all corporate leaders who want to make their companies more innovative.
Additionally, we would like to mention some important innovative insights of our Managing Partnter Alesya Glushchuk:
Interesting tidbits about Videobutler:
Videobutler services include:
Videobutler offers an additional service called ‘The Doctor’s On The Way!’ that gives customers an opportunity of having a flawless video consultation with a doctor.
Interesting facts about Rockstart:
IdeaHackers explained how to establish perfect feedback with clients and showed us the right way to integrate it into company processes.
Luscii is a digital platform that can be used to monitor patients at home and communicate with them remotely.
Hike One is a digital product design agency with its own academy where employees can improve their design skills.
Interesting info about IdeaHackers:
Interesting information about Hike One:
Interesting facts about Voiceworks:
In three days, we visited nine companies that employ the principles of self-governance and self-management. Now, we at FastForward are ready to face new challenges, set even more incredible objectives for ourselves and achieve results no matter the odds!
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On our tour of Germany, we visited the most famous food exhibition, the Green Week, as well as numerous retail chains and enterprises operating in various interesting industries. We have a lot to learn. We must take the best and use it. Thank you, FastForward, for your careful approach to creating this tour.
We visited several retail stores in Germany, as well as manufacturing facilities. What we liked the most about the stores we visited was the high quality standards of German retail. Retailers know how to sell high-quality goods at affordable prices, and this is probably the main secret of Germany's retail success. As for production, we were inspired by some of the small family businesses we saw.