Last night the second Kickstart Startup Mixer, with Scott D. Anthony as guest speaker, was held at Ayala’s Executive Lounge in the center of Makati. After check-in everyone was welcomed with a cold beer, and a quick bite before Scott. D. Anthony took stage to talk about his experience with innovation within the corporate infrastructure.
“The best place to make innovations is INSIDE large companies.”
We actually got to use QR Codes. Of course considering how many events don’t make use of them, I did not save mine. And felt thrown back to a pre-QR era.
“The hero is not the CEO of the corporate organization, but someone one/two/three or four levels down.”
Before mixing with the audience, and taking questions of interessees Scott talked us through the history of innovation. And shared very quotable lines.
The best way to probably summarize the main elements of Scott’s talk, is to refer to his most recent article for Harvard Business Review, Big Companies Can Unleash Innovation, Rather than Shackle It, which is arguably a shorter version of the The New Corporate Garage article by Scott, which lead to the Kickstart team inviting Scott as guest for this Startup Mixer.
To continue the money-quotes approach to this Deconstructed entry, an excerpt from
Big Companies Can Unleash Innovation, Rather than Shackle It
- The ease of innovation and its decreasing cost mean that start-ups now face the same short-term pressures that have constrained innovation at large companies.
- Taking a page from start-up strategy, large companies are embracing open innovation and integrating entrepreneurial behaviors with their existing capabilities.
- Innovation increasingly involves creating business models that tap big companies’ unique strengths.
Because innovation has been democratized you have no competitive advantage anymore.
Scott D. Anthony
Christian Besler, VP of Kickstart also took the stage and not just to introduce Scott Anthony, but the Kickstart Startup Mixer was also used to announce the Kickstart.ph animated video created by Streamengine Studios.