Innovation comes in many forms and sizes. In this recent article in Monocle Magazine, several businesses around the world have been highlighted for their ability to innovate and keep creativity in line with profit and business practices.
It is interesting to see the relatively small scale ideas that have made them successful. In Mexico, having innovative sourcing gives a small shop an edge over larger box stores. In the UK, the leader of Curzon Cinemas has the challenge to disrupt an industry that was traditionally B2B, fragmented and inefficient.
Thinking creatively and letting change come from within are also key parts of what makes companies in Japan successful, and in France a family company is innovating, but also utilising great ideas of the past to keep their business fresh.
These are all great real world examples of ideas, innovation and how companies big and small can utilise creativity in business to keep them ahead of the game, re-design their offering or to continue to grow.
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