10 TRENDS FOR 2015

Here are 10 TRENDS FOR 2015 and 10 prime innovation opportunities to run with – and profit from – in 2015! Continue reading

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Peter Cook

Wednesday 10th September was a red letter day in more ways than one – I received a “Little Red Letter” from Sir Richard Branson, asking me to meet him as a thank you for my work. I have long wanted to meet this innovator and lifelong entrepreneur and thought I would share my story of how I made this happen and some Leadership Lessons from this man. Continue reading

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An Innovation Tool - Value Chain Review

Do you want to innovate with your service or process?  Here is an effective method which I use on innovation workshops.  It involves analyzing and questioning every stage of your procedure. Start by breaking the customer journey down into… Continue reading

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Why people resist change, learning and innovation and what to do about it!

A recent conversation with a Russian trained TRIZ ideation consultant significantly disrupted my entire thinking on approaches and methodologies for problem solving. It involved her perception as to why people resist innovation, which she described as “psychological inertia” – “implies an indisposition to change – a certain “stuckness” due to human programming. It represents the inevitability of behaving in a certain way – the way that has been indelibly inscribed somewhere in the brain. Continue reading

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Can Big Data Pay Off Big?

The skill set and the context needed for analyzing and interpreting the data must expand beyond the IT department – computer programming, statistics, socio-economics, competitive intelligence, and consumer insights are all needed to seize key indicators. Continue reading

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The Value of Open Innovation for B2B Companies

We hear a lot these days about applying open innovation concepts to improve innovation and product development processes. The value is clear for B2C companies, but B2B firms have different challenges and needs that have caused many to hold off. Despite the challenges, the open innovation payoff for B2B companies is significant if done correctly, especially in today’s resource-constrained R&D environments. Continue reading

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Thinking Inside the Box

You’ve all heard about “thinking outside the box.” It’s a tired expression really. “You need to put on your innovation hat! You need to think outside the box!” OK, true enough I guess. But actually, we live in a real world with real constraints. We are, truth be told, in a box. There are timelines, there is physical space, there are responsibilities, there are budgets. Yes, we can solve problems with… Continue reading

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