Are we in a Disruption Bubble?

Are we in a Disruption Bubble?

I keep a keen eye on commentary about business disruption, and I’m concerned that a lot of hyperbole is seeping in to the analysis about what constitutes disruptive innovation, what the impact of disruption may be to companies and employees, and what can be done...
Distributed R&D: Innovate Like a Startup

Distributed R&D: Innovate Like a Startup

In our latest Handbook, we explore how to foster innovation with what we call the Distributed Research and Development (‘Distributed R&D’) method.  This differs from traditional enterprise oriented R&D, not just because it takes advantage of Lean...
The Chicken and Egg of Innovation Facilitation

The Chicken and Egg of Innovation Facilitation

There’s a curious division of opinion that has emerged about how innovation can be fostered in organisations. The debate is a classic chicken-egg question; when it comes to facilitating innovation in firms, which comes first, idea jamming or analytics? Do you...
Making change (mostly) painless

Making change (mostly) painless

Disruptive change in business is, by definition, often painful. Indeed it can be seen as a double edged sword; those businesses who invest in successful disruptive innovation can move in to a market leadership position, where those businesses that fail to invest, or...
Innovation in an Age of Disruption

Innovation in an Age of Disruption

A cursory glance at Google will provide you with dozens of articles and blog posts calling for greater innovation in a post resources boom, decrying the lack of innovation in government, proclaiming world cities as global innovation powerhouses, and damning businesses...