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Business Needs Innovation Ecosystems

The significant transformation taking place around exploiting technology and digital management has made ecosystems and platforms a mainstream prospecting need, in most of our businesses today. We must engage in what all of this m

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Two Diverse Authors: Recapping our Thoughts on Platform and Ecosystem

For those of you following our posts about ecosystems and platforms and their importance to innovation, this is the 30th post. We thought it made sense to take a breather before pushing on to other ideas, to stop and recap what we’ve been writing about, and to place some of these ideas in context.

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Top 10 Reasons to Hire an Innovation Keynote Speaker

Innovation Keynote Speakers are often misunderstood, maligned, and underutilized. We have all been to many conferences, and heard many good (and bad) keynote and session speakers with a variety of styles (all of which are perfectly acceptable), including: 1. The Motivator Say this public speaking style and most people will envision Bill Clinton, Tony Robbins, …

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Building a Culture that Thrives on Innovation Agility

We are living in an age of disruption, where changes are accelerating making innovation a strategic and systemic necessity and competitive lever to ensure your organization’s survival and sustainability. Living now in what Daniel Pink describes as “The Conceptual Age” our attention needs to be on both enhancing creativity, agility and in developing customer empathy.

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The Future of Insurance: 15 predictions for 2017

  Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from Matthew Griffin’s upcoming paper The Future of Insurance 2020 & Beyond. It is clear from the developments and progress made in 2016 though that the industry’s appetite, pace, and propensity for change, albeit partially fuelled by an increasingly competitive and dynamic marketplace, is accelerating. It’s unlikely that …

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Why We Need T-Shaped Innovators

Big disruptive innovations don’t usually come from experts in the field. Max Planck, the famous physicist famously quipped that “science advances one funeral at a time”, and in some ways, you can argue that this applies equally to innovation. In the latter case, it is typically market leadership that dies…

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Clayton Christensen: Competing Against Luck [book review]

Competing Against Luck is the rather curious title of a new book by the eminent innovation guru, Clayton Christensen, et al. It is an important work which makes some big claims. The Jobs to be Done idea has been around for a while but this book puts it into an academic framework, gives many examples of how it has been used and advises methods for how to harness this approach.

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