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April 3, 2017

5 Tips on How to Innovate

There are two kinds of leader: those who aim for short-term value to pacify baying shareholders, and those who want to leave a legacy.

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March 27, 2017

Process Model Innovation: A vital part of Modern Dual Innovation

The way we think about innovation has been trapped in stage-gate methodology for too long but now we have new theories of how innovation should work. However, there is a...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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February 8, 2017

How to change an industry sector

How do you change the way an industry functions? Some people might say: that is the job of disruptors, maybe startups, maybe new entrants from other industries who come in...

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January 20, 2017

The challenge of thinking for yourself in work

Do you ever stop to consider what it meant to think openly? Wasn’t that your basic education at school and what your parents told you to do? Whatever happened to...

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January 18, 2017

Think like a startup?

Should large companies be looking to act like a startup? Sure, but like everything in business, the simple idea carries important nuances.

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January 9, 2017

Change activism for the really agile enterprise

When we talk about change in the organisation, when we discuss agile, we are often automatically talking about a method. We are referencing an agreed process for bringing change about...

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January 4, 2017

Agile, Dual Innovation and Process Model Innovation: Where to lay your bets

In traditional discussions of innovation there was always a divide between execution and innovation. Or put another way, process model innovation (changing the core) has been something of a taboo....

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December 19, 2016

How stories help us change: using narrative to drive innovation

“Logical” is a term that could have easily been coined for those of us who work at the core of financial technology systems. Our mission has been to create IT...

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December 12, 2016

The Modern Leadership Challenge

There are leadership challenges in growing a business - as many millennials now know! But there are stranger and perhaps tougher leadership challenges in changing a business.