Leni Sloane, Laurie Meadoff, Derrick Ashong

The Editors Pick this week is Derrick Ashong’s Take Back the Mic: World Cup of Hip Hop – a global competition for musically inclined youth and their fans. From Ghana originally, Ashong understands that the most powerful way for global youth to find their own powerful original voices is to (have them) Take Back the Mic. This is an IndieGoGo campaign worth checking out and funding. Continue reading

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There are three converging forces seriously disrupting ‘business as usual.’ This accelerates the importance and role of lean principles as the key emerging innovative business model for 21st century businesses – Resulting in business as unusual! Continue reading

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Why Marketers Are Key Players in the Business Innovation Game

With the growth of international competition, technology and eBusiness, consumers can find high quality products and services faster, cheaper and easier than ever before. Companies are facing extreme competitive pressures. To maintain a competitive edge, companies must continuously innovate. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, innovative companies are expected to grow 60% in the next five years, while 20% of such firms are… Continue reading

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What's Big in 2015?

From weak signals to strong ideas, we gathered a list of ten trends we expect to unfold in 2015. Continue reading

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16 Ways Your Brain Is Sabotaging Your Effort To Learn

Our own brains regularly deceive us in order to make sense of the world we live in. Our brain will tell us we’re smarter and better looking than everyone else, and that any fault brought to our attention should probably be blamed on someone else.The human brain is our best friend, and our worst enemy, and unless we keep one eye peeled, it can hijack our learning completely. In this article I’d like to examine some of the “traps” the brain sets for us during the course of our academic careers, and what we can do to avoid them. Continue reading

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John Mullins

I had the opportunity recently to interview one of my favorite professors from my time at London Business School, John Mullins. John taught a host of great entrepreneurship courses when I was there at LBS and continues to be a great teacher and a prolific writer. His latest book is titled The Customer-Funded Business. This is the second part of a two-part interview with John. Continue reading

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Despite the millions of different innovation journeys taken by organisations around the world every year, the innovation culture within each of them will fall into one of only three categories which will determine their innovation premium, success and eventual prominence within the market place. Continue reading

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