Episode 32

Chris Rangen: Venturing into the future

You’re a founder, board member or senior executive. Tasked with scaling your business profitably and sustainably. But you’re facing a complex, dynamic, volatile and uncertain environment. How do you make smart decisions about where to focus and how to stimulate innovation in a world of ecosystems? How do you use venture capital wisely? How can you upskill your team to make important decisions? These are questions — and more — that Chris Rangen has been advising on, speaking about and teaching for the last two decades. In this podcast find out what:

  • high-performing boards and executives do.
  • you can do to stimulate innovation and scale it.
  • role corporate venture capital can play.
  • ecosystems do to the way you strategise and operate.
  • you can do to upskill people through learning simulations.

The best bits of these conversations are captured in my newsletter Flashes+Sparks.

More about Chris

Chris is one of Europe’s top strategy and innovation authorities, a keynote speaker, business school faculty member and workshop facilitator with clients across the globe. In 2022, he was listed as one of 30 thinkers to watch on the prestigious Thinkers50 Radar.

He speaks and consults internationally to large companies and governments on innovative strategic transformation, innovation strategies, business model innovation and creative leadership development.

Read more about his portfolio of roles, services and resources or details on Strategy Tools courses, simulations, and tools.

VIEW RUNNING ORDER

04.01 What it takes to scale up.
06.51 The importance of reflection.
07.53 Characteristics of high performing boards.
12.13 What scale-ups can learn from corporates.
13.44 Why ‘Be more entrepreneurial’ is a terrible phrase.
16.41 Innovation mechanisms.
18.22 Corporate venture capital.
21.33 Coherence in an innovation portfolio.
23.47 Learning to become more innovative.
27.19 How ecosystems change strategy.
31.09 The power of simulations.
34.47 Measuring his own impact.
36.14 How he’d like to be remembered.
36.55 Peak performance habits.

“Helping founders think more strategically is really important for early stage companies.”

Chris Rangen, global expert and keynote speaker on
strategy and transformation

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