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Bridging different worlds – the power of recombinant innovation
People & Culture

Bridging different worlds – the power of recombinant innovation

Wandering round Chicago in 1912 William Klann was a man on a mission. He was part of a team set up to explore ways in wh...

Exploring the Intrapreneurial Way in Large Organizations
People & Culture

Exploring the Intrapreneurial Way in Large Organizations

Are we seeing a change in mentality within large organizations towards encouraging individuals to ‘break out and become ...

The value of failure in innovation
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The value of failure in innovation

Accidents will happen – and as far as innovation is concerned, that’s a good thing. Whilst much of our attention is on t...

Experimenting with change before it happens
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Experimenting with change before it happens

The value of experiments for innovation is a topic we’ve previously covered here on the blog, and for good reason: if do...

Understanding Your Innovation Culture – A Business Insight From Swisslog
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Understanding Your Innovation Culture – A Business Insight From Swisslog

How do your company’s employees react when asked to participate in enterprise collaborative innovation?  Do employees ch...

Why You Shouldn't Call It Innovation
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Why You Shouldn't Call It Innovation

In 1860 Swiss historian Jakob Burckhardt released his book The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy. Up until that p...

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation 
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Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation 

During my life both professionally and personally when I have completed a project, people would often make comments like...

Play vs. work mode
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Play vs. work mode

The other day I was playing a board game with my kids and I honestly can say I had the time of my life. Later, I did som...

Is Your Organization Prepared for Innovation?
People & Culture

Is Your Organization Prepared for Innovation?

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” If there were a top ten of quotes that capture the essence of what innovation is a...

When Change is a Must - Put People and Context First
People & Culture

When Change is a Must - Put People and Context First

Anyone who has felt the ‘full force of the wind’ will know the feeling of how hard it is to keep on your feet, to stay d...

Every cloud has a silver f*-up lining
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Every cloud has a silver f*-up lining

Human society has always been talking about success and will continue to do so. It is our goal, purpose, aspiration and ...

The Super-Power of Smiling
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The Super-Power of Smiling

When was the last time that you smiled at someone – a friend at the gym, a colleague at work or even a complete stranger...