During our client conversations, we heard common issues related to strategy, innovation and digitalization for entrepreneurial companies.

  • Strategic planning
  • Keeping a Strategic Plan on Track
  • Managing Innovation
  • Accountability

Learn how these professionals harness the innovative ideas coming our of their companies. 

Most strategic plans lie fallow on in a binder on the shelves of executives, well-intended but poorly executed.  In this video, you’ll hear four insights about what’s wrong with most strategic plans:

  1. Most are tactics, not strategies
  2. Most aren’t promulgated from the top of the organization
  3. There’s often fear of failure
  4. The right people are involved from start

These prescient comments come from Donny Shimamoto of ‎IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC; Danielle Allen, Senior vice president of global communications and technology commercialization at Flotek; and John Cooney of Briggs & Veselka.

The Innovation Mindset Starts at the Top: Two Insights

Innovation is a process, not a project.

While many middle market companies may have the competitive advantage of nimbleness as compared to larger competitors, they often don’t take the time to work “on the business” instead of “in the business”, thereby missing out on the chance to create the next big idea.  In this video, Mush Khan, CEO of APS Plastics & Manufacturing, and Donny Shimamoto, Founder of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC share their perspectives on the innovation mindset.

Many middle market companies forget to think about the ‘bigger picture’ when it comes to creating their strategic plan. In reality, the strategic plan is driven by multiple financial and non-financial metrics. In this video, Danielle Allen, Senior VP Marketing & Communications of Flotek Industries, Inc., and Donny Shimamoto, Founder of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, explain the purpose of a strong strategic plan and its influence on business performance.

Many companies take the ‘scatter brain’ approach to innovation, attempting to focus on many different potentially ‘game changing’ projects to revolutionize their business. In this video, Danielle Allen, Senior VP of Marketing & Communications at Flotek Industries Inc, and Donny Shimamoto, Managing Director and Founder of Intraprise TechKnowlogies LLC discuss the processes needed to manage your innovation efforts and maximize their effectiveness. Hear a step by step process to create, experiment, adopt, and measure new innovative ideas that can kick start your business.

What happens when a strategic vision falls in line with your company’s core strengths? Hear two CEO’s as they discuss how an entrepreneurial instinct can guide your company’s vision into new successful ventures. 

Hear how business leaders organize their processes for strategic planning and the unique approaches they are taking in the market today.

In this video you’ll learn how three professionals align their teams and hold them accountable for their performance.

When you have people with the right skills operating towards the right strategy that is aligned with your mission, vision, and values; great things can happen. Learn how these professionals are revolutionizing their industries.