From Poland to Portugal, Ewa Kopczynska, an innovation globetrotter

Ewa Kopczynska is a Partner and co-founder at E&D Knowledge Consulting, a consulting company specialized in knowledge management, innovation research, and change in innovation and technology. International project manager, and researcher in innovation and entrepreneurship fields, she’s a native from Poland, she works in Portugal, and basically, she’s bold in every attempt she does! I thought that her journey of ...

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Rent My Life

In a world where we can rent everything, why should we own anything at all? The liberal answer may say that modern democracies are based on private property. And, my mind goes immediately at John Locke and his natural rights. Do we need, or do we have to protect at least, private property? I am not sure this is ‘the’ question. ...

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How Behavioral Economics is Killing Innovation

When my daughter Maya was in middle school, she decided to repeat a behavioral economics experiment featured in Dan Ariely’s book Predictably Irrational for her science project. In her experiment, she offered participants from the control group two options. Facebook access, she suggested, was going to cost money. It would cost $5 a month to access Facebook through your phone only, and ...

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Build Trust Before Trying to Transform Your Organization

I was recently invited by Accenture Strategy, along with other thought leaders such as Bruce Weinstein and Andrew Winston, to discuss its research on trust and competitive agility. In a study of 7000 companies the firm found that trust among a diverse ecosystem of stakeholders is increasingly becoming a competitive advantage. One of the most interesting aspects of the discussion ...

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Business Model Rookie Mistakes

The NSF iCorps experience is a 7 week program that is designed to help scientists, engineers and health professionals commercialize their ideas, or give them a merciful death, based on evidence garnered during a customer discovery interview process. I recently participated as part of a team composed of an entrepreneurial lead, a principal investigator, and an industry expert. The idea is ...

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