Posts By: John Bessant

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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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

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New cases added

Some new cases about start-up entrepreneurs   Brighton Beard Company Espresso Mushroom Company Aquapax Greats Sneakers

Case study – Espresso Mushroom Company

A Case Study on the Espresso Mushroom Company A gourmet mushroom growing company fuelled by waste coffee grounds; If one didn’t know that this start-up was based in Brighton, (the home of the UK’s first Green Party MP and notoriously eco-minded), they could pretty well make the assumption. But the Espresso Mushroom Company is much

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