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‘Is Middle Management the main obstacle to innovation in large co?’ by Koen Boeykens

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When middle management is risk-averse, and stopping innovation from happening, is a parallel path, with a separate brand, the way forward? Koen Boeykens shares with us his innovation experience at KPN Continue reading

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Radioscopy of an innovation shortcoming

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It happens everyday: processes slow down innovation. Stage process don’t flow without meaning. Going through a fictional innovation story, we sort 2 lessons out around ‘feature team’ and ‘leadership’, that would be worth tested in your next innovation challenge. Continue reading

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3 short stories of great Aha! moments

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Etienne Klein is a research director at CEA, conducting experiments in Physics, and involved in great achievements such as Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. Here he tells us a colourful story about the way original … Continue reading

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The architect of the unknown

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What are the sources of creative ideas? Can creative process be structured? Connect, listen, entice, and architect are 4 actions to unleash creativity, leading to a new managerial role: the architect of the unknown Connect “Where good ideas come from?” … Continue reading

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My ‘fantastic four’ of innovation leadership

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Going through the subtle writings completed by Gautam Mukunda on leadership, “Leaders Don’t Matter (Most of the Time)”, I was wondering: “who are the leaders who mattered to me?” The long tail of leaders I’m not going to argue about … Continue reading

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Designing for Rapid Innovation

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Setting-up an agile organization for innovation is not enough: one has to get his innovation accepted by the core business, and the market. To tackle this issue and preserve speed, ‘innovation by component’, based on modular and collaborative design, brings … Continue reading

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Towards a new model for innovation: “design inside”! An interview with Brigitte Borja de Mozota

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Brigitte Borja de Mozota believes that working with designers is what made her a better manager. Design in management is her life’s goal as she tries to prove, convince, and share with people the “joy of working with designers.” She … Continue reading