Tal Raeside (tal@insightstratserv.com) is Managing Director at Insight Strategic Services, a consulting firm focused on the worldwide mobile, media, technology and digital convergence industries. He works with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and leading technology-driven firms on strategy, innovation and product development. Over the past 20 years Tal has served as a senior executive, advisor, management consultant and entrepreneur focusing on global strategy execution, partnerships, and fostering innovation within large and small organizations worldwide. He obtained his MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and earned his B.S. with honors from Carnegie Mellon University.

Getting From Ideas to Products

In a time when innovation and new product development are vital to remain competitive, large organizations are looking for ways to generate and execute new product ideas while mitigating risk. Increasingly, these companies seek to create a startup culture as a means to generate innovation.

Enhancing a Startup Culture in a Corporate Environment

There is little doubt that startups are dominating leadership discussion in many sectors of the economy, and have even become a source of admiration in popular culture. Whether driven by the hopes of “unicorn” valuations and lucrative exits or by the desire for more informal, collegial working environments, startups are more prevalent and attractive to existing and potential employees than ever. In fact, in a recent Accenture survey, only 15% of the class of 2014 would “prefer” to work for a mature, established organization.