Thursday, September 8, 2011

Join us for an upcoming webinar with the author of "What Customers Want"

In association with Strategyn, The Institute for International Research invites you to join us for a one hour complimentary Web Seminar:

Why Your Idea is Worth Nothing, and How to Create Growth Plans that Work
Tony Ulwick, Founder & CEO, Strategyn
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
Please use priority code MWS0041BL when registering

You just had what you thought to be a great idea, but the reality is less than one idea in a million is actually worth anything. Fewer than that are worth a lot. Why? To start, most ideas are generated in markets that are not worthy of investment - they are either too small or not under-served. But more importantly, most ideas address one or two customer needs, not dozens, and therefore fail to provide customers with significant new value. When customers cannot find solutions that help them get a job done significantly better, they simply continue to buy the products and services they are used to using.

In this webinar, Tony Ulwick, the author of "What Customers Want" and founder of Strategyn, will provide you with more insight into why most ideas are worth nothing and a framework for overcoming this challenge. These insights will be useful for any organization who is trying to accelerate its growth through innovation.

What you will learn:
• Why most ideas don't succeed in the marketplace
• A customer-centric framework for creating ideas that customers will embrace
• A method for creating a growth plan that will accelerate your company's growth

Who will benefit from this webinar:
Executives who need to accelerate their growth and have not achieved their growth goals.

About Tony Ulwick:
Tony Ulwick is an inventor, entrepreneur and a thought leader in the field of strategy and innovation. As an inventor, Tony has spent 20 years creating Outcome-Driven Innovation, a powerful innovation process that has a success rate of 86 percent - that is 5 times the industry average. He holds 4 issued and 6 pending patents that explain how he reinvented this complex process.

As an entrepreneur, Tony is the founder and CEO of Strategyn Consulting and the co-founder and managing director of Strategyn Equity Partners. His work has generated billions of dollars in revenue growth for companies such as Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Motorola, Colgate-Palmolive and others. The focus of his businesses is to help companies accelerate growth through sound strategy and innovation.

As a thought leader, Tony has won the best business idea award from Harvard Business Review. he has authored the best selling book, "What Customers Want." His articles, which have been published in the Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, are cited in hundreds of publications. His counter-intuitive views have challenged the way academics and executives think about strategy and building a culture of innovation.

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