The siren song of what we know

The siren song of what we know

If you want a reason to innovate, try survival. The assertion that “change creates incompetence” (Seth Godin) may be validated by some numbers from a variety of sources that seem to agree on one point: we can’t predict the success of a company beyond its...
Missing the point of innovation

Missing the point of innovation

The point of innovation is to challenge the status quo and push on to a better condition. The point of business is to make money today and tomorrow. The equation and the system are balanced in favour of not changing. The following insights are just a very few of the...
The future in pictures

The future in pictures

New technologies are developed every day. How they impact us takes a bit longer to filter through. When the BBC used to show Formula 1, we could hear about car technologies so advanced as to be beyond reach (apologies if you were born after 1984 and are puzzled by the...
Incentives are killing innovation

Incentives are killing innovation

Product development is not the same as innovation. But as long as people are paid to perform to a traditional 12-month cycle, true innovation is under threat. Attitudes to work are changing. Just this month a breakthrough company in San Antonio announced that, on top...
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