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Discover Performance Weekly: A guide to innovation: Make big risks pay off big time

Alec_Wagner ‎04-04-2014 03:50 PM - edited ‎04-04-2014 04:05 PM

Taking big risks can have big innovation payoffs, but you have to follow the best practices for fostering risk and innovation. In this episode of Discover Performance Weekly, HP VP of Strategic Marketing Paul Muller (@xthestreams) discusses the innovation process explored in the article “The smart way to embrace risk—and make it pay off.”


Paul is joined by Dave Matheson, author and co-founder of SmartOrg.com, and Ahi Gvirtsman, Head of Innovation for HP Software, to discuss topics including:

  • POV on managing risk and innovation (1:45)
  • Risk should be renamed uncertainty (3:00)
  • Fear of risk: Put the greatest risk up front (5:00)
  • Providing an innovative structure (7:40)
  • Bird model: Ideation - Formulation - Incubation - Acceleration (9:00)
  • Putting it to practice. Applicable ideas (19:00)
  • In the HP Software innovation incubation (22:00)


Watch the video now!


Related links:

Episode 1: CIO predictions for 2014

Episode 2: BYOD doesn’t stand for 'Bring Your Own Disaster': How to tame BYOD

Episode 3: Consumerization of IT: Bring your own 'everything'

Episode 4: Is analytics for everyone? Why do the data scientists have all the fun?

Episode 5: Time for Enterprise IT to declare defeat in the Security war?

Episode 6: Confessions of CIOs: How to develop strengths for today's leadership

Episode 7: How to fast-track your organization with the software-defined enterprise

Episode 8: Government in technology: Big brother or big bother?

Episode 9: Using information to drive innovation and agility

More videos: Backstage with HP Software

About the Author


Alec Wagner is a longtime writer & editor, enterprise IT insider, and (generally) fearless digital nomad.

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