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Vexation and Entrepreneurship

A few days ago I came across an intriguing theory about how Silicon Valley first developed. I was watching part 3 of Jim Al-Khalili’s BBC science programme “Shock And Awe: The Story Of Electricity” and it got on to how … Continue reading

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Connectivity, Collaboration, Challenge: 3 Principles of Open Innovation

I think it’s inevitable that if open innovation is to be successful, there are skills and practices we must all try to improve constantly. Here are three fundamental aspects to everyday work that I think are essential to open innovation: … Continue reading

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Open Innovation in Bioscience

  “We want to be competitively unpredictable” – Psion CEO John Conoley to Stefan Lindegaard. “The substrate for being able to invent has improved” – Patrick Vallance, VP Pharmaceuticals Research, GlaxoSmithKline. “If you want to herd cats, use cat food” … Continue reading

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Could Do Better

We need innovation in education We’ve had the industrial revolution and we’re enjoying the digital revolution…and that’s why we now need a classroom revolution. I really enjoyed this article in The Atlantic about Cathy N Davidson, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies … Continue reading

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A Vulture Culture

The X Factor for CEOs I can’t help feeling that taking up the position of CEO of a big corporate is becoming like being a contender on some sort of X Factor tv show, where popularity with a non-expert audience … Continue reading

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