Monthly Archives: March 2016

RIP George Martin – An Innovation Master

It has been a tough few months for Rock and Roll. We have lost Bowie, Lemmy, BB King, Chris Squire, Scott Weiland, Glenn Frey and today, Keith Emerson. On Tuesday, we lost another master blender and enabler – Sir George Martin, the Fifth Beatle. As an innovator, he epitomized many traits we should all aspire to - Expertise, openness, crossing boundaries and passion for quality. RIP Sir George

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We Need Actionable Intelligence Not Artificial

Why was the best performing stock in the S&P 500 compared to a flywheel? What is the flywheel model for growth? Why is data critical to high performance? What has changed to make data accessible and actionable for any firm? By mastering data and embedding intelligence into its organization and innovation any firm can now aspire to become a high performer, no matter how modest its past or unfashionable its sector.

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Let’s Start a Change Revolution

Start a Change Revolution

Some people would argue that the pace of change is outstripping our ability as humans to cope with all of the changes we are being expected to absorb. I would argue that we are in the middle of a period of discontinuity thrust upon us by the rapid advances in computing and mobile connectivity that have put a supercomputer in everyone’s pocket and a target on most companies’ backs. Because...

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Innovators: Welcome the Surprising

When something unexpected happens don't get annoyed, get curious. Find out why. The customer with a weird complaint or a weird use for your product is one hundred times more interesting than the customer who is happy using your product in a conventional way. Welcome the surprising.

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