Why Companies and Government Do “Innovation Theater” Instead of Actual Innovation

Steve Blank

The type of disruption most companies and government agencies are facing is a once-in-every-few-centuries event. Ultimately, companies and government agencies need to stop doing this or they will fail. In government agencies process versus product has gone further.

Governance Committee Charter Template

Board Effect

The duties and responsibilities of the governance committee are important enough that boards need to assign them to someone. The best and easiest way to do this is by forming a governance committee. What Is the Purpose of a Governance Committee?

Innovating Municipal Government Culture

Steve Blank

He’s helping city government in Philadelphia become more innovative by applying Lean startup methods and Philadelphia University’s innovation curriculum. I asked him to share an update on his work on teaching lean techniques to local governments.

Board Governance Policy Template

Board Effect

Good governance encompasses an array of issues. When corporate and organizational issues are going well, we tend to give credit to good governance practices. On the flip side, we also tend to blame poor governance practices when companies and organizations aren’t doing well.

Governance

thebarefootvc

As the price of bitcoin rose to over $11,000 this morning (from lows near $6000 two weeks ago), governance was a key theme over the past week. The Ethereum community is grappling with its own governance roadmap, with an active debate currently underway on how to resolve issues of lost funds due to hacks or vulnerabilities in smart contracts. The post Governance appeared first on The Barefoot VC.

Modern Governance Approach to Ensuring Board Effectiveness

Board Effect

The professionals supporting board operations serve as indispensable guides to good governance. And part of that, today, means getting board members to think about how the digital age is changing the way we approach governance. Practice governance.

Verizons Ethics and Governance

deal architect

In 2007, when Verizon was negotiating Congressional immunity for its role in wiretapping, I wanted to be a fly on the wall to hear how its Shared Success Council (its ethics committee which reports to the Board) was reconciling government

Data Governance Framework for Boards

Board Effect

Without a data governance framework, staff often duplicates efforts because there isn’t a designated way to locate needed information from a central source. Data governance requires working with more than one existing platform or program. Developing a Data Governance Framework.

Innovation @ 50x in Companies and Government Agencies

Steve Blank

I’ve spent this year working with corporations and government agencies trying to adapt and adopt Lean Methodologies. In doing so I’ve learned a ton from lots of people.

Five Keys to Governing and Managing Nonprofit Organizations Effectively

Board Effect

Managing nonprofit organizations with effective governance means running a nonprofit well. Good governance is a huge asset in ensuring that the board is performing at its optimal level, which will lead to good performance by the organization.

Modern Governance Approach to Better Board Decision-Making

Board Effect

Decisions, decisions — they’re part of governance, leadership, and life. Modern governance makes that easier. Among them, the following recommendations align particularly well with modern governance solutions: “Avoiding decision fatigue by restructuring board agendas.”.

The Role of Governance in Healthcare Organizations

Board Effect

Governance is a framework that accounts for all the processes of governing organizations and businesses. A healthcare board of directors and executive management are in charge of all aspects of corporate governance. Understanding Governance in the Healthcare Realm.

FHA Loans – How Government Loan Programs Work

The Startup Magazine

Consider this breakdown of government loan programs. FHA loans are one of the most commonly used types of government-backed programs. The government also offers loans designed to help develop rural areas.

The Top 10 Healthcare Governance Challenges and Trends for 2019

Board Effect

Governance is evolving in many respects and the changes are placing their mark on virtually every organization and industry. According to a new briefing by McDermott, Will & Emery, here’s a look at the top 10 healthcare governance challenges and trends for 2019.

Accepting A Non-Dilutive Government Grant? 5 Surprising Mistakes To Avoid

YoungUpstarts

Non-dilutive grants are a great way to fund your research, provided you’re working on a project that directly benefits the government according to current needs. Many companies pursue non-dilutive government grants because they don’t require giving away ownership in the company. .

Shared Governance Model for Higher Education Boards

Board Effect

The concept of shared governance in the higher education space came about during the 1960s, which was a time when colleges began to modernize many of their processes. Today, the meaning of shared governance has become distorted.

Why Governments Don’t Get Startups

Steve Blank

When I read policy papers by government organizations trying to replicate the lessons from the valley, I’m struck how they seem to miss some basic lessons. Any government that starts public financing entrepreneurship better have a plan to get out of it by building a private VC industry.

Mastering Governance, Risk and Compliance for Your Nonprofit Board

Board Effect

One of the first duties of nonprofit board directors is to quickly get indoctrinated in the matters of governance, risk and compliance (GRC). GRC implies that boards should have strategies in place for managing nonprofit governance, risk management, and compliance with laws and regulations.

Modern Governance: Powering Better Outcomes in the Digital Age

Board Effect

Governance has struggled to keep pace with today’s business landscape. In a world where nanoseconds count, old governance practices aren’t just out of date; they’re exposing today’s organizations to the kinds of risks that can lead to crises. Acknowledging the Governance Deficit.

Lean Government

Startup Lessons Learned

TLDR: Two things: 1) Uncle Sam (and I) want you to be an entrepreneur inside the US Federal Government as a White House Innovation Fellow. They wanted to tell me about work they were doing to make the federal government more entrepreneurial. Aneesh is there again, recently retired from government. His stories and specific examples of "lean government" in action left the audience with a simple message: if they can do Lean Startup in government, what's my excuse?

Governments and Business Model Innovation

deal architect

The DOJ is suing Apple and several book publishers over e-Book pricing. In a word, I am ambivalent. In my new book, I have a whole chapter on business model innovation facilitated by technology. Here is an extract: It was. Industry Commentary

The fundamental lesson of the forces governing scaling startups

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Idealistic founders believe they will break the mold when they scale, and not turn into a “typical big company.”

3 Small Business Government Resources You’ve Probably Overlooked

YFS Magazine

Whether it’s funding opportunities or valuable business training, governments across the globe provide hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of free value to entrepreneurs willing to access them. Uncategorized business accelerator business counseling business incubators government contracts mentorship small business workshops

Government Grants Cost No Equity, But are Not Free

Startup Professionals Musings

Since government grants are funded by tax dollars for specific industries and research, usage of grant funds is carefully monitored. For example, federal and state governments don’t provide grants for starting a business, paying off debts, or covering operational expenses.

Big Tech’s Competitor? Government

Andrew Payne

Interestingly, the gorillas are now forced to deal with a growing number of government-like political issues. I don’t know what the answer is, but it seems quite clear the greatest business risk facing tech gorillas is not “the next Facebook” It’s government, stepping to slow, stop, or even reverse the continued power and wealth grab.

What Government funding is available for startups in NZ?

NZ Entrepreneur

One of the questions we’re often asked is, “What Government funding is available for startups in New Zealand?” ” shortly followed by, “I wonder if there’s any funding for startups from the Government?”

How Board Portal Technology Can Improve Board Governance

Board Effect

Boards also learned that fraud and corruption can happen to any company where boards fail to practice good governance. Good corporate governance has many dimensions. Board directors need to pay strict attention to every area of governance. Benefits of Good Corporate Governance.

Does The Government Already Have All Of Our Data?

Feld Thoughts

Near the end of the week last week, the lastest “the US government is spying on US citizens” scandal broke. Government Says Secret Court Opinion on Law Underlying PRISM Program Needs to Stay Secret. The post Does The Government Already Have All Of Our Data?

Government Grants are Not as Free as You Think

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s time for you to meet state and local government officials, make them aware of what you are doing, and get them excited and working for you. entrepreneur startup government grants free business

Enterprise Software Churn: UNIT4 in UK local government

deal architect

The general presumption in the enterprise software marketplace is customers stay loyal for lifetimes – the more realistic thinking, of course, is they stay loyal for long periods, but not that long. When I was researching SAP Nation, I was. Industry Commentary SAP Nation Book

Keeping Your Information Safe When Ordering Government Documents

The Startup Magazine

Hackers are now so advanced that they even attack government institutions and demand for payments. That’s because most government services are now online. It is very enticing use free public Wi-Fi when filling up forms for government services.

The Bullshit of Government Statistics

Feld Thoughts

It’s a simple game the government is playing with the numbers. Tags: Politics government statistics I just got the following breaking news alert from The New York Times. Economy Adds 290,000 Jobs in April; Jobless Rate Rises to 9.9%”. Let’s parse this. The first clause says “U.S. Economy Adds 290,000 Jobs in April.” This means to me that a bunch of people found new jobs in April. A bunch. Good economy. The second clause says “Jobless Rate Rises to 9.9%.”

Why Can’t Startups and Government Learn to Get Along?

ReadWriteStart

Government and tech startups don’t have anything in common. By their very nature, government organizations are typically huge, slow-moving bureaucracies built to deliver continuity. For startups, working with government agencies will open new markets and growth potential.

10 Tips to Help Small Businesses Get Government Business

Up and Running

Government culture differs greatly from corporate culture. Companies may pay top dollar for outstanding sales representatives, but unless the person understands the government marketplace and the culture, success will be slow in coming. How long have you been selling to government?

Government Shouldn’t Be In The Accelerator Business

Feld Thoughts

This article originally appeared online at Inc.com in an article titled Government Shouldn’t Be In The Accelerator Business. But I don’t think government should be funding these accelerators, nor do I think they need to. without government funding, being run as entrepreneurial ventures for profit by entrepreneurs. We’ve never taken a dollar of government funding, nor do we plan to.

How Federal Government Can Help Entrepreneurship

Feld Thoughts

Over the past few years, I’ve spent some time thinking about how the government can help entrepreneurship. It started with my role as the co-chairman of the Colorado Governors Innovation Council which was my first involvement in any formal way with any government initiative. “ On my run yesterday, I mulled over the big activities that I thought the federal government could do to “build a more supportive environment for entrepreneurship.&#

What Are the Top Governance Challenges for Hospital Boards?

Board Effect

Ongoing financial pressures and legislative uncertainty are contributing issues to the top governance challenges for hospital boards of directors. Governance Challenges Facing Children’s Hospitals. The post What Are the Top Governance Challenges for Hospital Boards?

How Latin American governments are assisting their local startup ecosystems

The Next Web

Launching a successful startup in an environment which lacks a supportive local business ecosystem and startup friendly government, can become nigh on impossible. Launching a successful startup is hard work.

Can the Bitcoin code be forbidden by democratic governments?

The Startup Magazine

No democratic government will ever ban technology. By their nature, governments must protect innovation. In the long run, a healthy strategy for a government is to encourage innovation, including the use of cryptocurrency. What can the governments win from bitcoin?

How technology can disrupt a Government.

Start Up Blog

Any government is only all powerful as long as the system it operates under is stable, and the people allow it to continue to control its market. A Government is just like a business in many ways. Could a Government be disrupted, in a non military, non-coup kind of way?

US Government Grant Tips for New Business

The Startup Magazine

If your business idea has goals that can be aligned to those set up by certain government departments, it might be an excellent idea to try and get financed through a government grant. The post US Government Grant Tips for New Business appeared first on The Startup Magazine.

The untapped Open Data opportunity: who will unlock government data?

Version One Ventures

I’m fascinated by the Open Data movement, particularly when it comes to government where the concept of open data hinges on the belief that data is a public asset – just like highways and parks – and should be made available to all. Making data available, discoverable, and usable will help improve the effectiveness of governments, strengthen our democracy, as well as create opportunities to improve everyone’s quality of life.

Government Support – Congrats to EkoStinger!

ithacaVC

I am always very cautious when it comes to government grants and government supported competitions. Apart from SBIR/STIR grants (which often literally are used to start companies based on university research), my general view is that startups should NOT overly rely on the government for anything.