Category: Design

“Over the years, Open Innovation has become the new normal” states Hannes, Director Open Innovation Networks at Swarovski. Continue reading

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Can you imagine whole industries being wiped out? - Innovation Excellence

The “cost to serve” is continuing to be driven down, and data is driving this. Add dislocation and deconstruction to disruption, destruction and digital. Continue reading

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We tend to ignore the change part of innovation. I believe we need to rethink this and evaluate the significant changes that should be taking place within our internal organizations as we expand our innovation activities. Continue reading

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Separate Innovation from Entrepreneurship! - Innovation excellence

The words innovation and entrepreneurship became synonymous in our language, and the place we see this the most is in universities and business schools. But why are we linking these two words? Why is being an innovator means I have to launch a startup company? Can’t I be an innovator in a mature company? Continue reading

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Silicon Valley’s Innovatioship recently three days leading an open-invitation workshop in design thinking. It attracted a wide range of participants from Lima and other parts of Peru, from local CEOs wanting inspiration to students looking to increase their innovation skills. Continue reading

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Peeking Behind the Veil of Design

A company in Dubai is asking me to teach a design thinking and innovation course in May of next year, and this was good synchronicity because I came across the video below recently. The design process is often very mysterious to people, and the way that designers pursue the design of a new object is often hard for people to grasp. But the design thinking methodology… Continue reading

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Alekasandro Grabulou, director of innovation & development of Philips, talks about key tools for redefining the role of innovation in a fast-paced era. Philips is a leader is health care, consumer lifestyle, and lighting. And, they fused their front end and back end innovation efforts, with great results and a compelling story. Continue reading

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