Biologists Discover Unknown Powers in Mighty Mitochondria

Mitochondria are most famous as sources of metabolic energy. But by splitting and combining, they can also release chemical signals to regulate cell activities, including […]

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How Peloton Uses Consumer Insights To Drive Innovation

Peloton is the exercise company currently taking the fitness world by storm. The company’s sleek $2200 stationary bikes enable busy professionals to exercise at home, […]

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How To Prepare Your Organization For Innovation

In 1919, Mahatma Gandhi initiated a campaign of civil disobedience, including the sale of banned literature, fasting, prayer and work stoppages, to protest the oppressive […]

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Women in FinTech: do you care?

I’ve written quite often about Sexism in the City and am intrigued by discussions of diversity, or the lack thereof, in both banking and technology. […]

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Things worth reading: 18th March 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Regulators press for overhaul of Metro Bank board UK bankers on standby as City readies no-deal contingency plans More […]

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Simple Mind Game Shows How Fast Technology is Accelerating

We’re not wired to think exponentially, and this trivial thought experiment will prove just how hard it is. We most often get the future wrong […]

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Top-down or bottom-up – How do you start building an innovative culture?

When we ask innovation leaders why they haven’t been able to reach their innovation goals, probably the single most common explanation is their company culture. […]

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The Finanser’s Week: 11th March – 17th March 2019

The main blog headlines are … Transforming the bank: three phases of change I’ve mentioned quite often that you cannot sort out all of the […]

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Who Needs Ideation Software?

All organisations face one or more challenges they need to tackle. Some have decreasing markets due to the crisis and need to cut costs, while […]

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Uncover Your Customers’ Dreams

I had been offering coach training for 25 years before I finally decided to ask my alumni why they came to me. I was facing […]

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Sickcare Intrapreneur Innovation Roadmap

Sickcare professional entrepreneurs come in several flavors: private practitioners, technopreneurs, social entrepreneurs, edupreneurs, academic entrepreneurs, service providers and physician investors. Some are intrapreneurs i.e. employed […]

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Transforming the bank: three phases of change

I’ve mentioned quite often that you cannot sort out all of the banks systems and structures overnight. It has to be a slow burn and […]

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Things worth reading: 15th March 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Top 10 Fintech Companies to Watch in 2019 Berlin’s Bad Bank Idea Cryptocurrencies Pose Risks to Banks, Warns Basel […]

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How Amazon Innovates

In 2014, Stephenie Landry was finishing up her one-year stint as Technical Advisor to Jeff Wilke, who oversees Amazon’s worldwide consumer business, which is a […]

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Where Proof, Evidence and Imagination Intersect

In mathematics, where proofs are everything, evidence is important too. But evidence is only as good as the model, and modeling can be dangerous business. […]

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The Math That Tells Cells What They Are

During development, cells seem to decode their fate through optimal information processing, which could hint at a more general principle of life. Read more… Powered […]

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Design Innovation – The Fender Stratocaster

Real world product and service design brings together form and function in ways that emphasise product/service features so that they convert to real and perceived […]

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What does the #Brexit vote mean for banking and fintech?

Being British with a British accent, everyone asks me about what life will be like with Brexit … and my answer is that I have […]

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Math Duo Maps the Infinite Terrain of Minimal Surfaces

A pair of mathematicians has built on an obscure, 30-year-old mathematical theory to show that soap-filmlike minimal surfaces appear abundantly in a wide range of […]

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Launch & Abandon Trap – Why Innovation Fails

“People were so excited and then things just went back to business as usual.” “Leadership announced our new innovation initiatives at the company-wide meeting but […]

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Problem Seeking 101

The 12 steps to biomedical innovation starts with being a problem seeker, not a problem solver. Eventually, to be successful, customer problems and solutions need to […]

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Things worth reading: 12th March 2019

Things we’re reading today include … Wells Fargo’s CEO says the bank has changed. Congress isn’t so sure Deutsche Bank’s Arranged Marriage Gets Shove From […]

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Will Facebook become the world’s central bank?

I got a large number of pings over the weekend to read and comment on an article on Medium by Lance Ng headlined: Facebook Plans […]

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Ideation Pitfalls Part 1: The Herd Effect

Most companies don’t have a problem with generating innovation ideas. Many are awash with ideas. The problem is usually working out which ideas to resource […]

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