Monthly Archives: January 2014

Chapter 4: Of Innovation, Intuition and Imposters: Intangible Vulnerabilities in the Brains of Great Leaders (Pages 91-101)

Originally posted on The Management Library:
Personal take-aways: Making “problems” part of innovation appears to be a substantial mindset change to discover new solutions. Knowing that a problem is something “normal” will relax people to take their time to find…

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How to Innovate with Pubic Hair: American Apparel

It would be churlish not to comment on US clothing retailer American Apparel ‘s decision to ‘shock’ using mannequins with full pubic hair. Seen here sporting a rather large ‘bush’ showing through flimsy undergarments, this plastic lady and her plastic

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Why celebrating failure is important for innovation

So the blogosphere is all over GoogleX, the skunkworks ‘hub’ where only the most intractable and real problems make the cut for an ambitions group of moon-seekers – and a place where they celebrate and relish failure. The idea that

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What Eric Schmidt says about Innovation- Davos 2014

Innovation and adapting to new technology heralds the end of the 9-5 job according to Google’s Eric Schmidt speaking at Davos this week. He notes this as a real challenge for advanced economies looking to create jobs. Interesting stuff. Is

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