Innovation

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March 20, 2017

By cultivating its ecosystem, did Airbnb just show Uber how to run a platform?

Uber dominated business news last week with its President quitting after only six months and a growing sense that the company is dysfunctional culturally. Meanwhile Airbnb has launched its new...

March 7, 2017

AI: Friend or Foe? (Part II)

In the second part of his report, Chris Middleton looks at the strategic challenge of implementing AI systems.

March 7, 2017

AI: Friend or Foe? (Part II)

In the second part of his report, Chris Middleton looks at the strategic challenge of implementing AI systems.

March 3, 2017

AI: Friend or Foe? (Part I)

In the first of a two-part report, Chris Middleton looks at how organisations are innovating with artificial intelligence – and what the knock-on effects on our lives might be.

February 27, 2017

Minimum Viable Product vs Product Market Fit: which will move the needle in Financial Services?

The concept of a minimum viable product (MVP) is now pervasive. But it is not the only way to think about market development for new products. What’s the right way...

February 13, 2017

Autonomous traffic is coming – but not in the way you expected

Driverless cars are touted as one of the big systemic innovations of the 21st century. But could this supposed megatrend be blinding us to where the real change is going...

Design

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Design as Culture. The Problem of Humanising Innovation

Design thinking is more than just innovation. It is a broadly based approach to solving problems. But does it go far enough in humanising the world around us? Hack and...

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