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  Is Innovation More About People or Process? What’s more critical to producing a breakthrough innovation – finding creative people or finding creative ideas? An article from Harvard Business Review by Andrea Ovans. The Power of Twitter: 3 Communications Tips for Social Open Innovation. Jessica Day from business 2 community gives some key tips to spreading your company’s online presence and being more effective on Twitter. What If We Applied Open Innovation to Government Funded Lobbying? Very roughly one can say that it is votes […]

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If you’ve been reading this blog recently you will know already that we are very invested in nurturing talent and providing a good environment for people to grow and develop their skills. As such we are investing in apprenticeship programmes as we believe they are beneficial for everyone. We have taken in a second apprentice recently and we asked him a few questions about his expectations. Meet our new apprentice Alin: What apprenticeship you are doing? My apprenticeship is as […]

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Earlier this week, we held one of our very own breakfast briefings in Cavendish Square, our special guest being Steve Kaye, Head of Innovation at Anglian Water. As a current client of ours for around a year now, Steve took the opportunity to show interested parties just how Anglian Water is changing the way that they make creative and logistical decisions, and how the Idea Spotlight software has helped the company move forward. Steve has been the head of innovation […]

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You may have seen one of our blog posts recently about how successful our colleague Marvyn was with his apprenticeship. As such, we have now taken on board more people, to be trained and hopefully in the end of the process, join our ranks. We have asked him to write a bit about his reasons for doing an apprenticeship as well as share some of his ideas and aspirations. Whats it like being an apprentice at Wazoku, and what will […]

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TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a set of conferences founded in 1984 as a one-off event. It was then established as a regular conference in 1990, which has been growing not just in numbers but also popularity since they started getting shared on the internet. The main focus of these conferences started as technology and design and it’s no surprise that there are a few interesting ones on innovation. We have selected 5 TED talks on innovation, that everyone […]

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The Inverse Innovation Cycle: How Failure Becomes Success and Success Becomes Failure - There’s something that leaders don’t tell you about success. It occurs in a seemingly inverse order: after failure and then before it. It’s the strange cycle that characterizes all innovation: the failure that comes with experimentation actually teaches us the lessons necessary for success and the success that comes with growth encourages complacency and failure. @JeffDeGraff  via @Inc The Innovator’s Leadership Imperative – Anyone who is a champion of […]

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If you’ve been around for 30 years or more, you will have noticed the sometimes dizzying speed of innovation – new products, improvements on existing ones and all sorts of paraphernalia. If you think of it, if you were reading this back in the 80’s, you’d probably be doing it on a newspaper or a magazine – or maybe not at all, as making content available for everyone, by anyone was something difficult and expensive to do. Just consider some […]

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“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and snap! The job’s a game.” -Mary Poppins What makes games engaging? Fun does. It’s the fact that you have fun while playing them that makes it so compelling. When applying game thinking to resolving business challenges, you have to think how you can make it fun as producing an emotional response is the reason why people will be engaged. Volkswagen was sponsoring […]

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Innovation Is Vital for Your Organization’s Survival – 10 Must-Learn Lessons From Sir Ken Robinson via @MarketingProfs and @AnnHandley Starting an Innovation Program? A Strategic Approach to Create Success – “Many innovation leaders tend to be tactically driven, but their corporate leadership is looking for more strategic planning and analysis. This tension often contributes to high turnover in innovation management roles, based on a misalignment around leadership’s expectations. In this article Anthony Ferrier suggests perspectives and actions that should be considered part […]

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Being creative at work is a necessity, as there are alwqays problems waiting to be solved. It can be hard to come up with a great idea at the click of the fingers all the time but there is no need to despair – there are many things you can do to make the process easier. We have collected some of the best wisdom on this subject, as well as some inspiration to help with the creative process. “A business […]

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