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I help people and organisations to BE more innovative in everything they do. I'm not a consultant (well, not in the traditional sense) and earn my living primarily from Keynotes and Workshops on the subject of Innovation - something I've been involved in for over 30 years.

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I help people and organisations to BE more innovative in everything they do. I'm not a consultant (well, not in the traditional sense) and earn my living primarily from Keynotes and Workshops on the subject of Innovation - something I've been involved in for over 30 years.

    Ep10 The Art and Science of Innovation

    Ep10 The Art and Science of Innovation

    Innovation requires a blend of both Art and Science - and has far more in common with the process of alcohol distillation in a moonshine still than you might think!

    This episode covers the continuous cycle of innovation and the broader ecosystem in which it takes place. It brings all of the elements of innovation together in a metaphor of my own making that I frequently use in keynotes to help people make the mental move from "innovation is something done in a department" to "together, we can all be more innovative in everything we do".

    I hope you've enjoyed this first series - I'm working on concepts to cover in the next series and would welcome any input on topics you would like to see discussed in the future.





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    Ep9 Innovation benefits beyond the obvious

    Ep9 Innovation benefits beyond the obvious

    The obvious benefits of innovation like new products and services, reduced cost and operational efficiency, new customer experiences etc are well known and are generally what everyone seems to focus on when they speak about their innovation initiatives.

    But there are far more benefits to being known as "An Innovative Organisation" that extend way beyond these.

    This is a really short episode (around 12 minutes) but the implications are far greater than the duration.





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    Ep8 The Fear of Failure

    Ep8 The Fear of Failure

    The fear of failure paralyses people into doing nothing.

    Often the longer people have been in an organisation, the more entrenched they are in their position, the less likely they are to stick their neck out for a new concept or idea.

    Overcoming the fear of failure is an early hurdle that needs to be addressed as cultivating the right company culture will enable you to reap greater rewards.

    In this episode I share some of the ways I have successfully managed to reduce the fear of failure and engage more people across the organisation in innovation activities.





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    Ep7 How do you measure innovation impact?

    Ep7 How do you measure innovation impact?

    Perhaps one of the most controversial aspects of innovation management and something I have constantly struggled with.

    Do you measure revenue generated or costs saved?

    What about "activity" like ideas generated or products brought to market?

    I don't have all the answers but hopefully during this discussion with Martin I can help to point you in the right direction with the kind of questions you need to be asking so that you have a way of clearly communicating the impact your innovation initiatives are having.





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    • 19 min
    Ep6 Innovation Myth Busting

    Ep6 Innovation Myth Busting

    There are many consultancies that offer to “implement an innovation process inside your organisation” – which gives the impression that it’s a box ticking exercise that can be bought and then a handle turned with “innovation” dropping out the other side - the reality is that you need to cultivate an ecosystem and not (just) have an Innovation Department.





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    Ep5 How do you envision the future?

    Ep5 How do you envision the future?

    In recent years, the media has hyped the role of a “futurist” as “someone that predicts the future”. Most people don’t consider themselves capable of envisioning the kinds of futures posited by leading futurists and they stand in awe or are bewildered by the thought process required.

    In this episode I share a simple technique to use and hope that by the end of it people realise that “thinking like a futurist” is something that is well within their capability to put into practice. 





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    • 19 min

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