Your four point action plan to succeed at innovation.

Your four point action plan to succeed at innovation.

If your metric of ‘ideation’ success is to fill a wall with coloured squares, you will probably never miss your target at an innovation workshop. Sticky notes are the friend of the unskilled moderator. Of course, sticky notes are a great thing, functionally. The...
Innovation benefits when it’s done right.

Innovation benefits when it’s done right.

When it’s done effectively, innovation defines a roadmap, sets explicit objectives, and provides a guide for everyone in your organisation to follow. There are two issues that innovation must resolve to succeed: The need for change must be owned right across an...
Trends spotted early mean new business. Trends spotted early and ignored, don’t.

Trends spotted early mean new business. Trends spotted early and ignored, don’t.

This is a tale of missed opportunity. It features an emerging trend, an industry struggling to grow and short-term decision making. In March 2017, we picked up chatter about a concept that we thought would interest the insurance industry. We interviewed the UCLA...
Trends in the way we work, part 2. Mastercard almost innovates. But no cigar.

Trends in the way we work, part 2. Mastercard almost innovates. But no cigar.

I just heard a lovely exposition on the ways modern corporate business is wrestling with the recruitment issue. On Reid Hoffman’s Masters of Scale podcast, ironically called Take bigger risks, the show sponsor is Mastercard. The Mastercard Center for...
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