21 01, 2020

Innovation isn’t supposed to be fun

By |2020-01-21T21:28:24+01:00January 21st, 2020|Innovation|0 Comments

Gary Pisano, a Harvard Business School Professor, wrote an excellent article in HBR last year on the hard realities of what innovative company cultures actually look like, which I highly recommend every aspiring innovator to read. The bottom line? The inspiring and comfortable attributes, such as freedom, low hierarchy, and tolerance for failure that are associated with innovative company [...]

18 12, 2019

Podcast S3E29: Roger Firestien – Learning from the man who taught the creative process to the most people in the world

By |2019-12-18T09:17:37+01:00December 18th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with Prof. Roger L Firestien, who is a senior faculty member for the Centre for Applied Imagination, University of SUNY, Buffalo. He is also distinguished as being the person who has trained more people to lead the creative problem solving process (CPS) than anyone [...]

10 12, 2019

Podcast S3E48: Adam Malofsky – Innovating with your customers’ customer

By |2019-12-10T07:42:46+01:00December 10th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Adam Malofsky, the MD of Elemence. We speak about the need to understand your customers' customer, and the theory of Adaptive Innovation. Topics covered in today's episode: 00:01:00 - How Adam's father's innovation journey helped Loctite succeed 00:03:00 - The best way to [...]

4 12, 2019

S3E47: Prof. Keith Sawyer – The Creative Classroom and improving learning outcomes

By |2019-12-04T03:13:22+01:00December 4th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we speak with Prof Keith Sawyer from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prof Sawyer is an expert researcher on creativity, and we talk about what it takes for children to learn most effectively, how teachers and schools need to adapt to new ways of [...]

28 11, 2019

3 Dimensions of Innovation: the 23 Capabilities your company needs to succeed

By |2019-11-28T02:40:02+01:00November 28th, 2019|Innovation|1 Comment

The image here is the list of exactly which capabilities your company needs to succeed at innovation. Read on to understand how it works and how to implement it yourself. Almost every business leader will tell you that they value innovation and that it is a positive & important factor for their company. In fact, [...]

27 11, 2019

What Do Top Corporate Innovators Get Right?

By |2019-11-27T03:44:11+01:00November 27th, 2019|Innovation|0 Comments

In our line of work, we get to talk with hundreds of leaders around the globe, and from virtually every industry. Most of them seem to intuitively understand the importance of innovation, but there’s still a lot of fluff, ambiguity and uncertainty regarding innovation as a topic. As a result, most leaders aren’t seeing the results they were [...]

26 11, 2019

How University Collaborations Can Drive Private Sector Innovation

By |2019-11-26T03:59:56+01:00November 26th, 2019|Innovation|0 Comments

Innovation comes to businesses in many ways, yet one thing is for certain: It relies on a diversity of thought. After all, differing viewpoints have been known to encourage greater innovation. If diversity of thought is lacking, you’re left looking outside the company for varying perspectives — a likely reason why accelerators have grown in popularity. Take [...]

20 11, 2019

Please vote for me here as one of the best Innovation Writers of 2019

By |2019-11-20T03:28:22+01:00November 20th, 2019|Innovation|1 Comment

I have just been informed that three of my articles have just been nominated as the Best Innovation Articles of the year by The 2019 Business Innovation Brief MVP Awards And now I need your help (and votes) to help me win one of them. Please click this link to vote for me if you [...]

20 11, 2019

S3E46: Max McKeown – The Innovator’s Gap

By |2019-11-20T05:06:02+01:00November 20th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, I speak with Dr. Max McKeown about his new book, The Innovator's Book. We spoke about the need to write this book in a different way to the method-heavy textbooks which often are left on shelves and never read. It is a beautifully written, concise book [...]

8 11, 2019

Podcast S3E45: Ron Carucci – The four pillars of successful leaders

By |2019-11-08T05:03:42+01:00November 8th, 2019|Podcasts|0 Comments

In today's episode of the podcast, we speak with Ron Carucci, Founder of Navalent and an expert on assessing and building leadership capabilities in teams. Ron's company has researched over 2,700 leaders across more than 10 years to determine what the capabilities of successful leaders are, and what causes more than half of newly-promoted leaders [...]

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