Innovation labs and other spaces are becoming widely used. But what makes them successful?
Posts By: John Bessant
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‘The best thing since sliced bread…’
People often use this phrase when talking about an innovation and the impact they hope it will have. But what’s the story behind sliced bread – and does it have any useful lessons for innovation managers today?
New approaches to teaching and coaching innovation
The TACIT programme (Teaching and Coaching Innovation in Innovative Fashion) is an EU Erasmus Plus Knowledge Alliance project which explored a number of different and novel approaches to help learning about innovation management. Partners included Lego, BMW, Lufthansa, Aachen Munchner Insurance, Nokia, Torbay Hospital Trust and the universities of Exeter, Southern Denmark and HHL Leipzig.
Cultures of innovation…
If we’re serious about wanting a culture of innovation its probably useful to start by exploring what that might involve….
If at first you don’t succeed….
Some thoughts on the role of perseverance in innovation……..
No man is an island…..
….. networking matters in innovation!
Why quirky characteristics are sometimes important for innovation…
What do the following people have in common? Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Nikolai Tesla, Thomas Edison and Dean Kamen. On at least one level they can all claim to have made a significant impact on the world of invention and innovation – there are several Nobel Prizes in their
Innovation and the goalkeeper’s fear of the penalty….
Some football-inspired thoughts on the problem of too much focus in innovation…
Some thoughts in spired by the recent ISPIM Conference keynote by Roberto Verganti…..