Category Archives: psychology

Big Decisions: Are You A Hamster Or An Entrepreneur?

Life presents opportunities.  And if you can spot them at all, then there are two ways of looking at them.  One way works – and the other gets you nowhere. The first way is to start by imagining the possibilities … 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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Is self-delusion a positive driver of R&D and enterprise?

I was struck by two sets of statistics I came across in the past few days.  They illustrate that us humans are often charmingly deluded about our work and its potential.  Take a look at these nuggets: 70% of research … Continue reading

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Brainstorming the Right Way – Part II

  Part I of this blog took us through the basic rules for a classic brainstorm, including the suspension of all judgement and having a clear objective.  I’m going to add to that list now.  Research into the way the … Continue reading

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How many people does innovating need?

“Innovation is a contact sport” is one my favourite quotes about innovation (AnnaLee Saxenian).  It refers to the fact that the innovation process (all the way from idea to implementation) always involves a team: inventors, designers, manufacturers, financiers, suppliers, stakeholders, … Continue reading

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