Tag: Corporate rebels

Stories of corporate rebels, and the key ideas behind the stories.

  • BlackBerry’s corporate rebel story

    BlackBerry’s corporate rebel story

    You remember BlackBerry, right? The original smartphone. Back in the day, Gary Klassen was a software engineer working at BlackBerry. This was years before the iPhone. When BlackBerry was the must-have device. Taking the world by storm. One day Gary had an idea that he thought could be really big for his company. He knew…

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  • What are corporate rebels?

    What are corporate rebels?

    Corporate rebels are the employees who skip the part where you are supposed to ask permission. When they have a big idea for the company, they just quietly start working on it. Corporate rebels still do their regular job. But they also work on their unofficial skunkworks project. Whenever they can free up some time.…

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  • My Story: The Corporate Rebel Model

    My Story: The Corporate Rebel Model

    There are several prominent innovation models. The Lean Startup model, Disruptive Innovation, Blue Ocean Strategy, and the like. But none of these theories have proven successful in practice. Countless corporate innovation teams have put the theories to work. Not a single billion-dollar breakthrough. I set out to create a better model. Here’s the story. Silicon…

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