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
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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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
Some new cases about start-up entrepreneurs Brighton Beard Company Espresso Mushroom Company Aquapax Greats Sneakers
You can find a new case study of a small start-up – the Brighton Beard Company – here.
Two videos added – John Bessant talking about: Exploring innovation space Managing knowledge spaghetti New case added – Pixar Studios
You can find these cases here: Red Button Design Dyson
We’ve added two new cases: Local Motors, describing a user community co-creating cars, vehicles and other solutions Yellowberry, a start-up in the field of teenage clothing which highlights the importance of user needs
This case highlights some of the challenges in introducing radical system level change in the field of sustainability-led innovation and particularly illustrates the difficulties in securing widespread adoption and diffusion.