Author Archives: Paul Hobcraft
When you begin to think through something that might change the present dynamics within innovation and its management and you feel you have the emerging answer , by recognizing one really critical gap that needs filling, it becomes exciting. It becomes hugely exciting actually, in researching it… Continue reading
The cost of not Innovating is the estimated dollar value your competitors have gained and that you have failed to capture through your own innovation efforts and this strikes more at the core of the need for ensuring innovation is well-managed and supported. The cost of not innovating includes everything you miss when your innovation efforts aren’t focused on your entire business process. Continue reading
Recently I have enjoyed reading Peter J Denning’s thoughts around innovation. He is Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Cebrowski Institure for information innovation at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
We need to become really worried over our potential to re-galvanize growth across many of our economies. There is this growing feeling that in Europe, perhaps even the United States, we are in for a prolonged drawn out ‘slump’ with the possibilities of a Japanese-style lost decade. Continue reading
Every now and again we get confronted. It can be within the community we live, it can be within our organizations. Innovation is one of those confronting points that challenge our accepted culture. Continue reading
The importance of focusing on providing the right environment and conditions through clear governance make up the formal and informal part of fostering innovation. We often forget to put considerable thinking through these aspects when we build any innovation management system. I’d like to explore these two sides of the equation: environment and governance. Continue reading