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Cooperation for Innovation

2018-10-22T17:19:11+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Cooperation for Innovation One of my Polish agricultural machinery clients was having a hard time. His budget for marketing had been halved, even though his sales targets were maintained at growth rate. I had a lengthy conversation with him about options in cooperation. The trick is to find another party that is complementary in product, [...]

Creating cooperation & belonging: Are you living up to your promise?

2018-10-11T10:30:52+00:00October 10th, 2018|

Creating cooperation & belonging: Are you living up to your promise? As I travel the world helping businesses to create communities of cooperation and innovation I sometimes wonder why we have not been able to solve the world’s Big Hairy Audacious problems together. We potentially have the knowledge, the resources and the technology to do [...]

Smells like the happiest day of your life – anticipation & setting up the looping process…

2018-10-04T12:48:15+00:00July 25th, 2018|

    Smells like the happiest day of your life - anticipation & setting up the looping process... One of the organisations I consulted for was a leading manufacturer of flavours and fragrances. They are one of the largest unknown companies in the world – their products are integrated in almost every household and luxury [...]

Book Review – Agility Shift: Creating Agile and Effective Leaders, Teams, and Organizations

2018-10-04T12:49:36+00:00June 26th, 2018|

Book Review - Agility Shift: Creating Agile and Effective Leaders, Teams, and Organizations In The Agility Shift: Creating Agile and Effective Leaders, Teams, and Organizations Pamela Meyer, President of Meyer Creativity Associates, suggests three stages organizations move through in order to make the agile shift: In part one she focuses on understanding the what, why [...]

Are you committing any of these innovation monetizing failures?

2018-10-04T12:50:31+00:00June 18th, 2018|

Are you committing any of these innovation monetizing failures? One of the companies I worked for is a startup that made 3D goggles for medical applications at the start of the millenium. Better than anything that was on the market then. How cool is that for doctors - being able to actually stand inside a [...]

Should you rely on intuition?

2018-10-04T12:36:55+00:00June 11th, 2018|

Should you rely on intuition? One of the games I play with my colleagues is : “Guess the relationship”. The rules of the game are simple. When we are in restaurants each of us makes a hypothesis about the relationship between people sitting at another table. We discuss our intuitive sense of their relationship. If [...]

The dream customer

2018-10-04T12:51:15+00:00May 29th, 2018|

  The dream customer In 2012, the first major collaboration between Chrysler and Fiat produced a brand new version of the classic 1970s Dodge Dart, to a lukewarm reception. Why? At least three reasons: including a manual transmission for a mainly automatic transmission buying audience; installing a European style dual clutch, for mainly American buyers [...]

Can you teach intuition?

2018-10-04T12:38:06+00:00May 21st, 2018|

Can you teach intuition? When I walked into the boardroom I knew something was seriously off key here. The new CEO was sitting with his back to his team. Some leaders were juggling with their phones, others were answering emails. This was supposed to be a breakthrough meeting about the strategy for the coming two [...]