Category Archives: policy

Crowdsourcing – cracking the code

Crowdsourcing is the ultimate recognition that ‘not all the smart people work for us’ – a fact of life that every organisation can use to its advantage. In our connected world, any organisation can acquire very novel answers to difficult questions … Continue reading

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The innovation culture clash

Yin and Yang. Matter and anti-matter. Opposites that might not attract. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, innovation can be complex and dynamic.  It doesn’t happen in a straight line: networks, systems, ideas, and people all combine to create an unpredictable … Continue reading

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Measuring innovation: it needs some innovation

This is a lengthy post, but it’s a thorny subject.  I’d really welcome your thoughts. … Is it easy to measure innovation and its impact?  It depends.  If you want to measure innovation within one organisation, it should be relatively … Continue reading

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Art and science: a love story

I got a chance to visit the inspiring Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at MOSI recently. He believed, absolutely, that there is no art without science – and turned his prodigious talent to being a painter, engineer, inventor, musician, scientist and mathematician. I think that is more difficult today. A few hundred years ago, different branches of science, arts and philosophy were more closely intertwined, and scholars often crossed over between what we would now consider to be disparate branches of knowledge.
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The Commons

How important are networks and communities in building successful markets? Professor Elinor Ostrom is the first woman to win the Nobel prize for economic sciences. She’s been recognised for her work on “the Commons” – meaning anything that’s collectively owned, such as common land.
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