Posts By: John Bessant

Knowledge as a social process

Innovation is all about converting knowledge to value – so it’s worth looking again at how knowledge operates as a social process and managing with this in mind….

Our growing video library

A reminder that we have a wide range of video material to support lecturers and students in the innovation and entrepreneurship area.  In particular check out Joe’s channel on YouTube  

Learning from the humanitarian innovation laboratory

Innovation is all about survival – how often do we hear versions of that line? But in the field of humanitarian aid this really is the case. Innovation can sometimes be a matter of life and death. It’s a world characterised by crisis – but it’s also somewhere from which we might learn some new

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Playing chess with the Red Queen

Dealing with today’s innovation challenges has more than a little in common with the experiences of Alice in Wonderland, as this blog post suggests….. http://blog.hypeinnovation.com/playing-chess-with-the-red-queen

Frugal innovation

  Say the word ‘frugal’ – and it conjures images of making do, eking out scarce resources, managing on a shoestring. And in the world of innovation there are plenty of examples where this principle has triggered interesting solutions. For example Alfredo Moser’s idea of re-using Coke bottles as domestic lighting in the favelas of

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Teaching and Coaching Innovation – in innovative fashion!

Innovation matters – of course! Few people would argue with the need to ensure that our organizations change their offerings (products/services) and the ways we create and deliver them (processes) in order to keep pace with a rapidly changing world. If we don’t the message from history is clear – we won’t survive or grow!

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