Bravo rag & bone!

While fashion ads have been on the cutting edge of creatively merging music, human beauty and cool clothes, to me, the gold standard thus-far has been set by Ralph Lauren’s Denim and Supply “Wake me up” collaboration with Avicii. Continue reading

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Empathy and Drug Development – Listening to Sheila Babnis

This is the first in a series of pieces that examine pathfinders who are forging new innovative ways of working in Healthcare. Continue reading

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I’ll be the first to admit that Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” is one of my favorite annual reports. I’m also a big fan of Forbes’ list which takes into account investor confidence and ranks companies by their innovation premium; the difference between their market capitalization and their net present value of cash flows from existing business. 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 investigates the customer-funded business and what it takes to pursue this type of business successfully. Continue reading

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Google doesn’t let its organizational structure dictate its operational practice. That’s why Google still, in many ways, is able to operate like a startup. Its leaders recognize that while some of the trappings of a large corporation are inevitable, you can still preserve your ethos. Continue reading

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Innovation’s Double Helix

A technology without a market is as valuable as a market without a technology – they’re both worthless. At one end of the spectrum you have something interesting running in the lab and at the other you have an interesting insight around a new market. But one won’t do, and from either end of the rainbow your quest is to find the pot of gold at the other end. Continue reading

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If you ever have lived in the tropics you know of the arrival of the monsoons. Skies darken, clouds gather, often thunder and lightning combine, the wind picks up and the rain ‘announces’ its arrival in sheer torrents of heavy, drenching, wave-upon-wave of unrelenting force. A Digital Tsunami? Continue reading

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