Take note: A great idea is not enough for your start-up to succeed

Having a great idea isn’t everything. It takes work—not to mention guts, patience, dedication, and grit—to transform an idea into a viable business. Yet, founders can be blinded by excitement for ideas they’re passionate about. A common mistake of start-ups is adopting a way of thinking that says if you have a great idea, you have everything. Perhaps that’s one reason why only about one out of every 10 start-ups actually make it, while the other nine fail.

Brightline Initiative is recognising the need for people-related solutions

When pursuing a change of strategy direction, leaders can often overlook the people already within their organisation. However, with the need to close the gap between strategy design and delivery more important than ever, it appears necessary to rethink the ‘people gap’

Strategy is not a linear, two-step process, It is interconnected, iterative, and intertwined says Ricardo Viana Vargas

What, in your experience, is the state of strategy implementation in organizations worldwide?

Research indicates that a lot of work has been done towards identifying and defining the best strategy possible for a particular organization. In my experience working and talking with senior leaders, there is a common understanding that having a perfectly designed strategy won’t be enough to deliver great results. Organizations need to invest in the development of their strategy delivery capabilities.

Large enterprises must learn from agile start-ups – or risk stagnation

When it comes to strategy execution, smaller is better. For this reason, today’s corporate giants should look to agile start-ups for inspiration. In the modern world – where change seems to occur in the time it takes to click a mouse or tap a smartphone – newer, more agile companies are beating the long-standing industry players at their own game.

The Web future

Our interview was done by Paola Pisano, the first Councilor for Innovation of the City of Turin, who, also thanks to her historical research capital curriculum, proposes herself as a pole of attraction for a consolidated social and technological innovation through collaboration and participation, where public and private share objectives, challenges, risks and benefits, and Ricardo Viana Vargas, specialist in project management and implementation strategies based on IT tools and big data analysis for eminent global organizations, both in the private and corporate sector, both in government and non-profit areas.

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