It’s a paradox – but sometimes creativity thrives under constraints……
Posts By: John Bessant
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
Playing with innovation
Some thoughts about the importance of experimentation and prototyping
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
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
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!
Innovation fitness test – a tool to help scoring
This is a framework developed by colleagues in Canada which helps with using the Innovation Fitness test framework. Click here for the tool: InnovationAuditScoring-V3
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Some thoughts on using storytelling as a tool …..
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Absorptive capacity for open innovation
In our increasingly open innovation world wouldn’t it be useful to have ‘‘the ability …. to recognize the value of new, external information, assimilate it, and apply it to commercial ends’? If all the smart guys don’t work for you then it’s going to be important to have the skills and processes to make sure