How to Overcome 3 Big Obstacles in the Way of Your Innovation Idea

“It’s tough when markets change and your people within the company don’t.” – Harvard Business Review  It is widely recognized that innovation is invaluable when it comes to driving forward organisations in today’s competitive environment and increasingly technology-driven markets. However, despite the many benefits, most companies talk about innovation, but don’t go beyond this to start innovation. Why is this? Here ...

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How Gandhi Would Lead Us Toward An AI Future

Every discussion about artificial intelligence seems to alternate between utopia and dystopia. Some believe that the productivity unleashed through automation will lift up all of society, creating a world of superabundance and more meaningful work, while others see robots taking our jobs and an acceleration of trends favoring capital over labor. In fact, in an article in Harvard Business Review, ...

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Practicing Innovation: An Inside Job

It is a heroic adventure being an innovation practitioner. To lead an organization to where it is ready to flex its culture, business model, practices, and management style requires the types of talents and skills that only metaphors can describe: the hunting instincts of a lion, the fortitude of a buffalo, the wisdom of an owl, and the patience of ...

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Lead Innovators, Don’t Manage Innovation

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Chief Innovation Officers are growing like weeds. Some think their job is to manage innovation. Some even go so far as to define their desirable traits. They might as well quit since managing innovation will take them in the wrong direction. Instead, they should be leading innovators. Here’s why: 1. Everyone seems to have a different definition of innovation. Be sure ...

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Innovation as a Path to Peace

Can collaborative entrepreneurship facilitate a rapprochement in Cyprus? How can innovation offer a path to peace? This question was asked by two young entrepreneurs in Cyprus. For readers unaware of the Cyprus problem, the island of Cyprus is physically divided into the Republic of Cyprus (a UN and EU member) inhabited principally by Cypriots of Greek origin and smaller ethnic ...

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How Craft Brands are Transforming Innovation

Innovation is Dead. Long Live Innovation. This could be the meme for our current cultural schizophrenic views of this discipline. But traditional innovation , as we know it, is no longer the same. It has been taken by storm by Technology and by what we call Craft, which are small Brands, created from scratch, and that build their fortune on ...

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How To Solve A Really Tough Problem In 3 (Not So Easy) Steps

By the early 20th century, the world’s great mathematicians knew they had a big problem. The very foundations of logic, held sacred since the time of Aristotle, were under siege after the discovery of troubling paradoxes by Cantor, Frege and Russell. It was unclear whether things could ever be set aright. It was against this backdrop that David Hilbert, the ...

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