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The Pressures Placed on the Innovator

Paul Hobcraft, Innovation Advisor, Agility Innovation Specialists There are multiple “stretching and straining points” that make the life of the innovator increasingly uncomfortable. These build into increasing frictions where the eventual performance of innovation seemingly disappoints the leadership of ...

Paul Hobcraft
27 Nov

The Pressures Placed on the Innovator

Paul Hobcraft, Innovation Advisor, Agility Innovation Specialists There are multiple “stretching and straining points” that make the life of the innovator increasingly uncomfortable. These build into increasing frictions where the eventual performance of innovation seemingly disappoints the leadership of ...

Paul Hobcraft
27 Nov

Why Startups and Scale-ups Fail Internationally -- Top Three Reasons

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP A couple of weeks back I wrote a blog on 12 challenges that companies face in scaling internationally. http://bit.ly/2zWG1tx Jens Lapinski of ...

Robert Mollen
20 Nov

Building upon the four essential pillars for innovation

Paul Hobcraft, Innovation Advisor, Agility Innovation Specialists. It is always welcome to read a thoughtful article that reminds me, no, it actually inspires me, by reinforcing my own belief that innovation is progressing, even if this is sometimes frustratingly ...

Paul Hobcraft
13 Nov

Scaling Internationally - 12 Key Considerations

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP. UK, European and other non-US business founders in smaller markets frequently find that scaling requires cross-border expansion at a very early stage. You will need to ...

Robert Mollen
06 Nov

3 Big LED Trends That Will Light Up Your World In Exciting Ways

Sally Perkins, Freelance Writer and Content Manager. In the UK, lighting consumes 18 percent of electricity, which is why LED bulbs that are planet-friendly and energy-efficient are so important. With their innovative technologies they’re finding even more solutions to light ...

Sally Perkins
30 Oct

Putting Some Dynamic Tension Back into the Innovation System

Paul Hobcraft, Innovation Advisor, Agility Innovation Specialists I have been having some writers block recently and I was not sure how to unlock some random thoughts I was having in the past weeks, then in a great conversation I ...

Paul Hobcraft
17 Oct

Why US startups should come to the UK

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP An American colleague in London, after reading my blog on surprises for startups expanding to Europe http://bit.ly/EuropeSurprises, suggested I write why US startups ...

Robert Mollen
16 Oct

How Consumer Insights Transforms Filmmaking To Exceed Movie Audience Expectations

Dr Keith Bound, Narrative & Viewer Engagement Consultant (Film, Media & Video Games), Receptive Cinema. To many filmmakers, the thought of consumer insights influencing creative storytelling decisions will frightened them more than any horror film. This is because they fear ...

Dr Keith Bound
09 Oct

Keeping Warm: The Latest in Heating Innovations

Sally Perkins, Freelance Writer and Content Manager With temperatures topping an incredible 30C in June 2017, the British summer had the country sweating its way through one of the greatest heatwaves to strike in years. Since then, experts have been turning ...

Sally Perkins
04 Oct

Jumping to a Fresh Cycle of Innovation Design

Paul Hobcraft, Innovation Advisor, Agility Innovation Specialists. I have argued in the past that innovation management needs to radically adjust, it requires being designed differently, it needs to be highly adaptive, technology driven. In my opinion, it needs to ...

Paul Hobcraft
25 Sep

Jumping to a Fresh Cycle of Innovation Design

Paul Hobcraft, Innovation Advisor, Agility Innovation Specialists. I have argued in the past that innovation management needs to radically adjust, it requires being designed differently, it needs to be highly adaptive, technology driven. In my opinion, it needs to ...

Paul Hobcraft
25 Sep