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Imagine an organisation where anything is possible – and then make it so

I wrote this piece for Solverboard recently as part of a Times supplement on Enterprise Agility,… Read more →

Conversation #13 — Rowan Conway, Director of Innovation and Development, RSA

Conversation #13 — Rowan Conway, Director of Innovation and Development, RSA

I joined the RSA a few years ago after I came across their work project… Read more →

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Six years of 6Heads – the better angels of our nature

Monday nights are often pretty dull, especially at this time of year – it’s dark… Read more →

Conversation #12 — Margaret Heffernan, entrepreneur, CEO, writer and keynote speaker

Conversation #12 — Margaret Heffernan, entrepreneur, CEO, writer and keynote speaker

I’ve been wanting to talk to Margaret ever since I saw her speak at the… Read more →

Conversation #11 — Luke Mansfield, VP Innovation, PepsiCo

Conversation #11 — Luke Mansfield, VP Innovation, PepsiCo

I met Luke at the FEI Innovation Europe Conference in June, where he gave a… Read more →

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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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‘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 →