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Wazoku hits Toronto with Everyday Innovation

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A relatively new term, intrapreneurship is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary as “the willingness or ability of people within a large company to take direct responsibility for turning ideas into profitable new products, services, business etc.” Our partner, the Intrapreneurship Conference, developed the idea of intrapreneurship into a global initiative, building an ecosystem of intrapreneurs by regularly bringing together innovation …

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Why, Robot? The social, moral & cultural implications of AI

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Google’s recent Pixel 2 event may have been focused primarily on new product, on smartphones and laptops, but the real story was the blanket pervasiveness of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Artificial Intelligence is iterating at a rapid pace. As corporates and governments rush to implement, to automate tasks at speed and link technical actions to sensory experience, there is …

Wazoku News: New London HQ, 1 million+ user reach, Copenhagen expansion

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Momentum is so important in many aspects of our lives. When we are ‘on a roll’ confidence builds, the daily bumps don’t impact you as much and good things seem to follow. Momentum is hard to achieve and even harder to sustain and it is therefore important to recognise it and celebrate it, especially with early stage businesses. At Wazoku, …

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Innovation Failure: We all need f*ck-up nights

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This age-old adage is the precursor to the well-oiled term in innovation circles; ‘failure and innovation go hand in hand’. I promise, this is not another innovation article about how we all need to embrace failure in order to innovate better and more successfully. A lot has already been written on the role of failure within the innovation process, and …

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Wazoku’s Simon Hill attends INSEAD Entrepreneurship Forum

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Wazoku CEO, Simon Hill, was proud to be a part of this year’s INSEAD Entrepreneurship Forum in Madrid. INSEAD, one of the world’s leading and largest business schools, offers participants a global educational experience. As INSEAD’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Simon is a proud ambassador of INSEAD’s work, mission and values. The Madrid event offered insights about building businesses and networking …

Human-centred innovation

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Design thinking teaches us to think about human-centred need and design – that to be successful and release engaging products, they should be driven from human need. However, how often as individuals do we address our own human need and how much does this affect our ability to innovate? At a recent Innovation Leaders conference in the US, we collectively …

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Wazoku’s New London HQ is now open!

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Wazoku is proud to announce its new office, right in the heart of the City of London near Monument and Bank tube stations, and overlooking the river Thames. Check out some of our new views! Collaboration is central to innovation management, and therefore to our business as well. Our new office location puts Wazoku right in the middle of London, …

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Don’t be afraid of the middle. Embrace it!

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What is wrong with the middle? When it comes to innovation, nothing! To truly differentiate and make your innovation successful, it makes sense to focus on the middle because that is where people are most comfortable and are most likely to embrace change. This may seem counter-intuitive, but as Nir Eyal, a product expert recently wrote, people gravitate toward the …