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Why sustainability and innovation are completely intertwined

  • Posted by Hannah Keartland
  • On 08/11/2021
Dan was doing some research on LinkedIn and was surprised at how few people mention both innovation and sustainability in their profile headline. I think innovation and sustainability are completely intertwined – and are only going to become more so over the next few years.   Incremental changes A company starts by asking what it can […]
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The three dimensions of sustainability

  • Posted by Hannah Keartland
  • On 07/10/2021
What does it mean to be a sustainable business?  Pre-covid, when I asked this question the majority of people jumped straight to environmental sustainability. For me, with a background in finance and innovation, financial sustainability has always been crucial – are you making enough money to cover your costs and remain viable? And there has […]
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Stop Chasing Unicorns

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 20/09/2021
Ever since the whole frenzy with corporate innovation started back in 2010 countless millions have been spent by corporations around the world on a variety of innovation-driving vehicles.  Some companies were driven by the fear of disruption, others were driven by the pursuit of higher return multipliers. Regardless of the reason, a significant group of […]
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Why now? The case for becoming a better business

  • Posted by Hannah Keartland
  • On 30/07/2021
Why does your business exist? 20 years ago most businesses would have said it was to make money for shareholders.  Nowadays it’s harder to predict the response. Businesses create value for their stakeholders. And we’re increasingly recognising that businesses should consider a broader set of stakeholders than just shareholders – and so ‘value’ needs to […]
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Why build a system for innovation

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 07/07/2021
While the debate of innovation being art or science is still raging on we have to admit that not everyone in a large company is going to be a ‘Steve Jobs’. And nothing’s wrong with that. Also, independent of how much your HR department is struggling to attract the best innovation talent, the company will […]
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What does it mean to be a ‘responsible business’?

  • Posted by Hannah Keartland
  • On 07/06/2021
What does ‘responsible business’ or ‘purposeful business’ mean to you? For some it might be about transitioning to a greener energy supply and recycling as much office waste as possible. For others is might be about deprioritising profit as a goal and focusing on achieving a social objective such as helping homeless people get back […]
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If innovation was human…

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 11/01/2021
If innovation was human, how would it feel? Would it be frustrated and angry at seeing its potential wasted? Would it be full of hope and joy at the positive changes it could deliver to people’s lives and livelihoods? Or would it be like the rest of us; working through a mix of emotions as […]
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Strategy ahead of the technological curve

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 11/12/2020
Most established organizations tend to be a bit more prudent when it comes to new technologies and integrating them in their strategic options, however totally ignoring these is not an option either. Technology developments influence our lives. They bring about disruption by enabling business models that weren’t previously possible. Business models which squeeze out the […]
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What kind of VUCA leader are you?

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 08/12/2020
Don’t panic! From Corporal Jones’ immortal catchphrase in Dad’s Army to being written on the front of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it’s funny how often that instruction ‘Don’t panic’ reoccurs in books and films. A simple phrase, yet one which is almost as meaningless as it is helpful. The same potential for panic […]
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