Author Archives: Paul Hobcraft

For Whom the Bell Tolls

I read two short articles over this weekend. One was entitled "Avoiding Innovation's Terrible Toll" written by Spencer E Ante, published in the Wall Street Journal and the other by Jeffrey Phillips' "Watch Out – Executives Talking About Innovation" here on Innovation Excellence.

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A Christmas Story of Innovation

Jim turned from staring through his microscope, rubbing his eyes, and looked out the window. It was dark and the snow was really coming down. The lamppost had turned that funny yellow color as more and more snow was falling in the car park and building those little domes of snow on top of everything . It was the Friday before Christmas, the last day in the office for three days.

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My One Word for 2012 – Ingenuity

“Ingenuity," John Kao suggests, is perhaps the most under-represented discussions of innovation, and at the same time, one of the most critical elements for addressing the challenges facing global society today. Many of these, from climate change to economic disparity, are escalating at a staggering pace that requires precisely the acceleration of the innovation process that ingenuity can provide.

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Large Organizations and the Business Model Canvas

Recently I was having a ‘conversation’ with Alexander Osterwalder concerning the limited adoption of the Business Model Canvas within large organizations. I was asking him if he agreed and if he had any thoughts on this. Now if you know Alex, he is either jetting off to somewhere in the world to keep spreading his Business Model gospel, or about to get immersed in his next idea associated with it, so these conversations are grabbing him through twitter or short email exchanges.

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