Author Archives: Peter Cook

Paul McCartney

What can one say about the innovation and creativity skills of a man who composed songs ranging from Eleanor Rigby, The Long and Winding Road, Blackbird to The Frog Song? Read on.. Continue reading

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Crowdfunding allows independent music artists to cut out the middle man of the music industry. Many musicians detest such intermediaries. Continue reading

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Design Thinking: a pharmaceutical puzzle

We’ve just completed the design and delivery of an innovation conference for a pharmaceutical company in Ireland. Our theme at the conference was navigating constraints in a highly constrained business environment. After some initial diagnostic work, we came up with the idea of mazes, puzzles and games as a design principle. Continue reading

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Innovation Editor Peter Cook shares a brilliant live George Benson jazz improvisation, some musical wisdom and more… Continue reading

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What can leaders learn from Nigel Kennedy? Too much planning stiffens the performance. Too much spontaneity makes the performance sloppy. Like most things in life, it’s a clever balance. What other transferable lessons from Kennedy’s musical performance can we learn? Continue reading

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Walk On The Wild Side – The legacy of Lou Reed for Innovators

Rock ‘n’ Roll Editor, Peter Cook, files an insightful and personal report on Lou Reed and his legacy for innovators. Continue reading

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10 Business and Innovation Tips from Music

Here is the first in a series of posts containing bite size tips about business and innovation from music. I’ve reframed some song titles in a creative way to suggest some enduring tips on music. Continue reading

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