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Disruptive innovation has become business’ biggest paradigm. Harvard’s Clayton Christensen coined the term and the New Yorker’s Jill Lapore recently tore it down. While many companies scramble to create disruptive innovation strategies, the problem is that it isn’t a linear process or methodology. No single strategy or theory (even the theory of disruptive innovation itself) has captured how it really works or how to do it. Continue reading

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What does a mysterious discovery in a sunken wreck off the Greek island of Antikythera tell us about the innovation power of classical antiquity? Could it be the world’s oldest “computer”? If so, what else were the Greeks and Romans capable of? Continue reading

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Innovation Magnetism

Did you ever play with magnets when you were a kid? Wasn’t it interesting to discover how powerful small magnets were when you connected the negative pole of one magnet to the positive pole of another magnet? I can’t help returning to a constant theme I’ve developed over the years – the idea that inertia and complacence are two of the biggest impediments to innovation. Continue reading

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Executive director of Cleveland Clinic Innovations, Gary Fingerhut, discusses the emerging era of medical innovation and commercialize new inventions and platforms. Continue reading

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Most of the time, we only pretend to be logical and rational at work. Here’s how this pretense gets in the way of winning. Continue reading

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What can the Ancient Egyptians teach us about innovation? How did the creativity of this great civilization help them build such a mighty and enduring empire? And how do some of their remarkable inventions still impact our lives today? Continue reading

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AudeAlbert

Aude Albert’s mission is to develop the BNP Paribas Innovation Community: sharing best practices and business watch, facilitating connections, leading transversal projects, in cooperation with business lines’ Heads of Innovation. She explains for us the various initiatives developed to foster a culture of innovation, heading to a Group Innovation Ecosystem. Continue reading

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