Speaking, Workshops, and Advisory

What We Do

We help innovation leaders in the business of technology develop the skills to design processes that will accelerate revenue growth. We enable them to create processes that will improve their ability to make strategic decisions about product launches and improve product/market fit. Improving innovation strategy will improve the success rate of launches and bring projects in on time and on budget.

Services

 We act as an advisor and sounding board on strategic decisions relating to product innovation. We also give speeches and conduct workshops that will improve revenue growth, reduce costs and accelerate the speed of innovation. Speaking and workshop topics include:

  • Innovation Opportunity Identification
  • Market selection and segmentation
  • Increasing Competitive Differentiation
  • Improving Product/Market Fit
  • Enhancing Marketing Efficiency
  • Forecasting

Results You Can Expect

This work will enable you to identify new innovation opportunities, assess product potential, develop repeatable processes for sustained success, and accelerate growth. You will develop an understanding of a new framework for innovation, Unicorn Math, that has propelled the success of numerous innovative firms.

Find Out More

If you’re interested in discussing this please send me a message or email me at cplant@narwhalproject.org

 

 

Bringing Big Ideas to Life

This talk was done in 2019 for Rotman Magazine and is a good summary of Triggers and Barriers.

The Innovation Sweet Spot

While I was developing the concept of Triggers and Barriers, I gave this talk about what I called the Innovation Sweet Spot. It takes a consumer perspective on innovation and helps technology innovators appreciate a different perspective.

Building and Managing a Team

This talk was designed for prospective and early stage technology entrepreneurs who are looking at leadership for the first time. It helps them understand how to do a better job at implementing strategy. To do this, I go through how to use metrics effectively in a manner that is similar to the way Google uses OKRs to manage their activities.

Bootstrapping

Designed for prospective and early stage entrepreneurs, this talk methodically goes through a time-tested way of starting a company without other people’s money. The art of bootstrapping has been lost due to the promise of venture capital money but it is actually the best way of thinking about financing a startup.

Financial Forecasting

I’m not sure how often I’ve heard entrepreneurs (including me) say “The market is $300 million, we only need to get 2% of it to be successful.” Unfortunately, things don’t actually work that way. This topic goes to the heart of Metrics, a subject I deal with as part of helping leaders connect strategy with action. It is on the execution side of Ideas and Execution and is particularly useful for entrepreneurs. If you knew what your revenue was going to be next year, do you think you could be more profitable? Using metrics effectively is the key to financial forecasting.

Recent Speeches