Innovation Conversation #10 — Samuel West, Innovation Researcher and Curator of the Museum of Innovation Failure

Innovation Conversations #10 — Samuel West, Innovation Researcher and Curator of the Museum of Innovation Failure

The Museum of Innovation Failure enjoyed a lot of press coverage recently, which is how… Read more →

Conversation #9 Part 1 — Antony Beckett and Dave Jarman, Teaching Fellows, University of Bristol

Innovation Conversations #9  — Antony Beckett and Dave Jarman, Teaching Fellows, University of Bristol

For this conversation, I spoke to Antony Beckett, the Undergraduate Programme Director and Dave Jarman,… Read more →

Chilled water in a jar - on post about improving a water machine on Cecilia Unlimited website

A tale of water and innovation (oh, and baby vests too)

A few years ago, I bought a water machine. It’s plumbed into the mains water… Read more →

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… Read more →

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… Read more →

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… Read more →

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… Read more →

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… Read more →

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… Read more →

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… Read more →

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… Read more →

Laptop, glasses and mouse: Innovation Conversations from Cecilia Unlimited - Peter Fullagar, Kinneir Dufort

Innovation Conversations #3 – Peter Fullagar, Head of Innovation, Kinneir Dufort

This was a fascinating conversation, and a long one as Peter was hugely generous with… Read more →