Category: Culture & Values

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Innovation thrives on inspiration is something every attendee could feel at USI 2014. Reflect for instance on this claim by Edgar Morin: ‘Our ideas can turn into ideology, and be misleading: we must enter into a dialogue with our ideas’ Continue reading

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USI new acronym is quite demanding: Unexpected Sources of Inspiration. Its promise was truly kept this year. Reflect for instance on this claim by Christian Monjou: ‘A innovator is someone who’s being accused of transgression’ Continue reading

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This week I sat down with John Coyle who is Senior Vice President Culture of Innovation at Maddock Douglas. We spoke about the “Innovation Vacuum” in business enterprise and why, in John’s words, “Most large companies suck at innovation.” Continue reading

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For Robt Brand

Is the world getting smaller, or are we seeing further?

Is the world getting smaller, or are we seeing further? Today we stand on the shoulders of giants in a rapidly changing world. In order to gain the competitive edge needed to stay relevant, it is imperative that businesses seek to disrupt their own business model before the competition does. Continue reading

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Innovation is NOT about the toilet paper

Unfortunately, many Innovation teams have become so focused on Ideation that they’ve forgotten that the purpose of collecting and developing ideas is to create business value. Have we lost our way? If so, how can we find our way back? Continue reading

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Downsides of Downsizing

In Stikkee Situations we’ll try to take a humorous look at a lot of different serious business topics. In this episode we poke fun at the wonderful world of downsizing. Employees hate workforce reductions (aka downsizing), but some CEOs (even in profitable companies)… Continue reading

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What are the top three “must do’s” for breakthrough innovation success? And how can your company master them? Continue reading

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