How to Be (Or Manage) The Diplomatic Rebel


Managing change in big corporates means you have to be ambidextrous. With disruptive curiosity in one hand and humble empathy in the other, David Gram, Venture Partner at LEGO and Co-Founder of…

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Why Do So Many Innovation Programs Fail?


Whenever we talk to executives and ask how their past innovation efforts have succeeded, we usually get quite a muted response. Most have tried at least some innovation initiatives or programs, and…

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“Innovation” Has Lost Its Meaning. How Can We Get It Back?


The true definition of innovation has been lost amid the chaos of our infatuation with the new. Alain Sylvain explores how we got here and what comes next. The business world is obsessed with…

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Calling BS on Corporate-Startup Engagement Myths


We need to take a step back from the accelerator fairytale to ask ourselves a fundamental question: why? Christian Lindener, Managing Director at Wayra Deutschland, connoisseur on the…

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Tech Talent and A Learner’s Mindset: Finland as Global Innovation Hub


As a country which continues to top the charts in terms of European VC investments in startups, let's take a closer look at Finland’s essence as an innovation ecosystem - and what the world can learn…

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Is Your Leadership Bought In?


"The single most common complaint I hear from those who are in charge of innovation work is that leaders aren’t “bought into” innovation". In prep for his keynote at Innov8rs New York (August 1st),…

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Close Your Laptop, Look Around You: Nature May Have All The Answers


It’s a strange thought, but the potential for innovation may be discoverable in the behavior of bees as they defy gravity and do the seemingly impossible. Or you might find it in something else…

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Taking Experimentation Culture Beyond the Lab, to Everyone


When you work in life sciences, R&D could comfortably stay within the science domain, and never become a part of working life. But comfortable has never been enough to disrupt in a constantly…

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Loonshots: How to Embrace a Culture of Crazy Ideas


Why do organizations pull the plug on many of their greatest ideas, before they have the chance to take root or prove their value? Safi Bahcall explains how innovation teams can make meaningful…

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Applied Empathy: How to Innovate by Standing in Someone Else’s Shoes


Is it possible to more holistically innovate, by leveraging and actioning the perspectives of others, without getting lost in a sea of input? Michael Ventura is the founder and CEO of Sub Rosa, a…

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A Journey Through Explorium: Shanghai’s Omnichannel Retail Lab


To glimpse the future of retail, look no further than China’s east coast megapolis, Shanghai. And the experience wouldn’t be complete without a sojourn to the Fung Group’s Explorium - once a member’s…

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Innovators Need to Be Better at Telling Stories


Why won’t your remarkable innovation breakthrough, take root across the organization, and scale? We speak to Susan Lindner, award-winning CEO, disruptive storyteller and Founder of Emerging Media,…

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