‘Sustainable’ shouldn’t mean ‘a bit less crap’.

‘Sustainable’ shouldn’t mean ‘a bit less crap’.

Go to a packaging or any other trade show, and see the plethora of ‘sustainable’ claims displayed on stands. The initiative to reduce consumption of virgin raw materials is well-intentioned. Consumers, aided by a gathering momentum around circular product design, have...
Is your product lifecycle based on policy, strategy or blind faith?

Is your product lifecycle based on policy, strategy or blind faith?

Malcom Gladwell, in his new book Talking to Strangers, discusses the misunderstandings that arise when what you say isn’t what you mean. For an aspirational business leader, this can easily be resolved with some clarity of purpose (remember ‘purpose’? It’s that...
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...
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