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Charlie Widdows, Solverboard

I knew Cecilia by reputation long before we got the chance to work together, so…

18th century Royal Mail coach in Science Museum

Never work with animals or 18th century mailcoaches: the importance of stories of failure

I’ve been thinking about stories a lot lately, particularly stories of failure. Telling stories of…

fuzzy front end of innovation

‘Innovation managers have to be politically savvy street-fighters’ – Notes from the Front End of Innovation

I’m suffering from information overload right now, having spent most of last week at the Front…

Innovation Conversations - Nicola Millson, Innovation Consultant

Innovation Conversations #8 — Nicola Millson, Innovation Consultant

Talking to Nicola was a pleasure as it brought up a topic I hadn’t thought…

Making innovation programmes a success – Solverboard film

Making innovation programmes a success – Solverboard film

I made a film with Solverboard recently – drawing on my role as Head of…

Innovation Conversations #7 – Julie Dodd, Director of Digital Transformation and Communication, Parkinson’s UK

Innovation Conversations #7 – Julie Dodd, Director of Digital Transformation and Communication, Parkinson’s UK

Talking to Julie was inspiring — not just because Parkinson’s UK is a great example of an…

Culture, failure and strategy – what I learned at the Chief Innovation Officer Summit with Solverboard

Culture, failure and strategy – what I learned at the Chief Innovation Officer Summit with Solverboard

Sometimes, you go to a conference and it turns out that almost all the speakers…

Innovation Conversations #6 – Michelle Hawkins, Head of Futures, Virgin Care

Innovation Conversations #6 – Michelle Hawkins, Head of Futures, Virgin Care

This was a great conversation — I met Michelle by chance at an event hosted by the…

Innovation Conversation 5 - Simon Jones, Head of Innovation, Team Sky

Innovation Conversations #5 – Simon Jones, Head of Innovation, Team Sky

If there’s one organisation whose name is a byword for innovation right now, it’s probably…