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The HYPE Innovation Blog

Haydn Shaughnessy

I'm an expert on systemic innovation and transformation, a topic I have been studying since the early 1980s. I advise companies and organizations on the latest thinking and practice in innovation as well as helping them to plan and manage transformation.
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The ecosystem era - Apple, Google and AllTheWeb
Topics: Trends & Future Thinking

The ecosystem era - Apple, Google and AllTheWeb

Innovation ecosystems are emerging as a topic of discussion in academic circles. I want to place them in context. For sure innovation managers need to...

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Social media for innovation managers
Topics: The Innovation Manager

Social media for innovation managers

Some days I’m struck by one singular problem in innovation management: It is too concerned with the mechanics of the innovation process and not enough...

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Being the Innovation Manager
Topics: The Innovation Manager

Being the Innovation Manager

There can be few roles in corporate life with as much expectation attached to them as there is to the innovation manager. My guess is, at the same tim...

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The Innovation Maturity Model – Becoming More Adaptive
Topics: Methods & Frameworks

The Innovation Maturity Model – Becoming More Adaptive

Earlier HYPE published a white paper on innovation maturity. I wrote it so I’d like to engage you in some of the issues. In conversation with Tim Wood...

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Beyond Product v Service: The Age of the Device
Topics: Disruption & Transformation

Beyond Product v Service: The Age of the Device

The giant construction services firm Bechtel has a very interesting take on what an app should be, and how enterprise apps relate to business processe...

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Innovation vs. Transformation
Topics: Trends & Future Thinking

Innovation vs. Transformation

Open innovation is a clearly understood term, right? Well, maybe not. As practised by Procter and Gamble, its real founders, it was very clear – P&G C...

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Preparing for the next generation of innovation
Topics: Trends & Future Thinking

Preparing for the next generation of innovation

What is the next generation of disruptive technology and is it close enough to keep you awake at night. I was lucky enough recently to visit the Autod...

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Accounting for innovation
Topics: Governance

Accounting for innovation

How do you decide whether to go with a new project or not – once it has shown a little bit of real promise? Increasingly, we are using social events t...

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Why is business so uncertain and how to find comfort?
Topics: Trends & Future Thinking

Why is business so uncertain and how to find comfort?

The last time I attended a HYPE conference I made the claim that companies were suffering from a loss of oligopoly power – in other words they found t...

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