Author Archives: Paul Sloane

If you cannot pre-test then be prepared to iterate time and again, taking rejection as a source of feedback and improvement. It is painful but you might just end up with Angry Birds, Harry Potter or Google. Continue reading

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Many solutions that work in the developed world do not translate well to Africa so indigenous innovations are often a better answer. Continue reading

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Can you innovate with the under-utilized assets in your business? What by-product or surplus capacity could be put to better use? Continue reading

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The whole idea is to change the culture to one of fast entrepreneurial action rather than slow committee paralysis. People are encouraged to discuss problems but also to take actions whenever they think it is sensible to do so. Continue reading

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Your innovation profile should balance risk and reward and it should play to your strengths and resources. Continue reading

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Ideas are the lifeblood of innovation. Respond quickly to suggestions. Financially reward contributors. Implement the best ideas. Celebrate successful results. Continue reading

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How can we enthuse and empower a whole new generation of entrepreneurs? How can we double or treble the rate at which start-up businesses are formed? Can we build a ladder to take entrepreneurs all the way up? Continue reading

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