Category: Book Review

Journal of Responsible Innovation, First Issue Review

In this post Jonny Hankins guides the Innovation Excellence community through the first issue of the Journal for Responsible Innovation. Continue reading

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Machines are beginning to take over cognitive tasks and now algorithms are even doing the work of highly skilled professionals like doctors, lawyers and creative people. If you want to avoid being replaced by a robot these days, you better learn the right kind of skills. Continue reading

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Scaling Excellence: Growth Without Compromise

Nearly every small-business owner wants to scale his or her business—to have it continue to grow and succeed. Eventually, though, even the most successful small business must master the natural tension between excellence and growth. Is it possible to scale up without losing quality? Continue reading

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Innovative Food Networks: Italy

A Review of Christina Grasseni’s new book and account of the inner workings of Italy’s solidarity purchase groups.The model is extremely innovative, both in terms of its social effect and financial implications. Continue reading

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I believe that to criticise the lean startup approach is misled. So what ‘exactly’ is wrong with the Lean Startup? Continue reading

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Pay Attention!

People always tell us “pay attention.” What do we get in return for this payment? If we do it right, we can get better ideas – it’s actually an awfully good deal Continue reading

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Why is change not happening? Who is impeding innovation? Middle managers get the blame. They are seen as the blockers. Continue reading

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