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Five Core Principles of Managing Innovation

View a recording of this workshop with Georgetown McDonough’s Eric Koester, to help you manage internal innovation, lead change and activate intrapreneurship inside your enterprise


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Professor Eric Koester, a leading educator in the fields of technology innovation, corporate innovation, and startup creations, has developed five key principles for managing innovation within organizations. In an engaging virtual workshop event, earlier this month, Professor Koester guided us through his framework, and discussed each principle, with examples and case studies showing how they are being applied in practice with compelling results.

This workshop will strengthen your ability to innovate, implement change, and manage innovation in your teams, by arming them with an understanding of five key innovation success factors, along with techniques to work through key decisions and execute innovation effectively.

Takeaways from the workshop
  • A grounding in the five core principles of innovation
  • Focus on your own organization vis á vis the five principles
  • Ideas on how to move the organization closer to where it needs to be
  • A taste of how modern organizations are thinking through innovation


About the speaker

Eric Koester was named the National Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year by USASBE in 2020. Eric is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and author. Professor Koester is a leading educator in the fields of technology innovation, corporate innovation, and startup creations, including as the former Managing Director and Venture Partner of Next Gen Venture Partners (NGVP), an early-stage venture fund, and as the founder and CEO of the Manuscripts, a social venture providing community-powered writing and publishing programs named to by Inc. Magazine as the #5 fastest-growing privately-held education company in 2021.

Since its founding in 1957, the McDonough School of Business has garnered global recognition for excellence in international business.

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