Author Archives: Paul Hobcraft

Exploring and Amplifying Innovation

In my innovation travels I’ve explored much of the lesser understood sides of innovation. I have always set about to try to explain them. One way is I try to relate them to the aspects of everyday innovation, give those often novel and logical frameworks or some method and structures to approach them, so they can be integrated into innovation work. Continue reading

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Heat-seeking innovation

Heat-seeking innovation relies on piecing together considerable data, rapidly absorbing the individual values to ‘react’ to the unfamiliar and continue to manage the constant and familiar. Continue reading

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Top Ten Causes of Innovation Failure

So who do you think form the group that are the most likely candidates for innovations consistent failure? Continue reading

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 Attraction Power - a strategy that is innovative in itself

All too often strategy is not influencing the behaviours and outcomes around innovation, it is simply allowing them to be left to chance. This lack of alignment and engagement is one of the main causes why many organizations seem to just simply ‘limp’ along in their innovation activity. Continue reading

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Can We Overturn Built-in Innovation Legacy?

Often organizations are weighed down by legacy. This comes in many forms; in its culture, in its history, its core markets or products, in its systems, structures and processes built around innovation practice. Continue reading

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World Economic Forum - Innovation Imperative from Davos

The World Economic Forum begins agenda for this year’s meeting in Davos, taking place between 23rd to 27th January, 2013 and saw Innovation is back on the agenda, big time. The agenda is a collective ‘innovation tour de force’ to solve all of our current ills for our leaders to work through, to begin to find all the solutions necessary. Continue reading

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GE Global Innovation Survey - Leaders Feeling Effects of Innovation Vertigo

GE have just released their latest Global Innovation Barometer survey and they are strongly detecting “Innovation Vertigo” from the survey conducted through more than 3,000 senior business executives in 25 countries. Continue reading

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