Category Archives: strategy

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 Action – the slides

Here are my slides from Open Innovation in Action.  The conference was held at the UK’s first biomedical open innovation campus, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC), where I’m currently advising on open innovation strategy. As the presenter tasked with opening the conference, I had two simple … 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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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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