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How would nationalisation affect innovation within the water sector?

As Monday morning rolls around again and I sit here sipping my second coffee of the day. I am reminded of the conversation I had with my father-in-law over yesterday’s lazy Sunday breakfast. The conversation had changed from the ...

Ben Lind
29 Oct

How would nationalisation affect innovation within the water sector?

As Monday morning rolls around again and I sit here sipping my second coffee of the day. I am reminded of the conversation I had with my father-in-law over yesterday’s lazy Sunday breakfast. The conversation had changed from the ...

Ben Lind
29 Oct

Can We Have One of These? A Product Innovation Platform

Recently I was exploring the world of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and read an excellent Whitepaper from Aras Corp, one of the leading PLM solution providers. The Whitepaper called “Product Complexity, Digital Transformation, and the Innovation Imperative- The race to ...

Paul Hobcraft
22 Oct

How and Where to Find Your VC

Companies frequently ask, “how can we meet US venture capital firms and get them to invest in our company?” This blog discusses how to connect with US VC’s, and, indeed, VC’s anywhere, that are most likely to invest. ...

Robert Mollen
15 Oct

What do we expect from Innovation? Mostly disappointment

Good innovation is notoriously hard to achieve. There are so many obstacles and uncertainties as you take an idea or concept through to eventual release. Often, we are dealing in the unknowns and uncertainties. We continually lack facts, we keep ...

Paul Hobcraft
08 Oct

Mentors and startup founders - 5 rules of the road

A friend and fellow mentor recently suggested I write a blog on how startup founders should relate to mentors, and vice versa.  She made the suggestion because, in her role as a mentor, she had experienced what she saw as ...

Robert Mollen
01 Oct

My 5 S for future Innovation: Smart, Stacks, Scale, Storage, and Software

Technology is radically altering our need for innovation. We see increasingly innovation is feeding off the “digital responserate” Connecting technology and innovation is altering how we should re-access organizations ability to build out. We are in the middle of a ...

Paul Hobcraft
26 Sep

Investing in seed stage startups - risk management

When I talk to family offices and high net worth individuals about seed stage investing in startups, they frequently say, “but that’s very risky, isn’t it?” Yet the same investors are sometimes prepared to pay high premiums for ...

Robert Mollen
17 Sep

Optimism in Innovation, Thinking About Risk Differently

For me, there is never enough talked about innovation risk. Innovation is held back so often because the quantification of it’s risk cannot fit into an organization’s current assessment and measurements of risk. Innovation is often too intangible, ...

Paul Hobcraft
13 Sep

Selling to US Corporates – a Guide to the Perplexed

I’ve previously written that non-US emerging tech companies setting up their first office in the US need to consider carefully where they should go (read here). There are a number of factors that influence this decision, including the industries ...

Robert Mollen
04 Sep

Network Operating Model: How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform Geared For Mounting Complexity & Rapid Change...

Setting The Scene Perched in Starbucks, I was humming away reading a John Kotter book called XLR8. The thrust of the book focused on the creation of a Dual Operating System designed to handle today’s business-as-usual in a traditionally ...

Ian Ure
29 Aug

Network Operating Model: How To Design, Build & Embed An Agile Operating Platform Geared For Mounting Complexity & Rapid Change...

Setting The Scene Perched in Starbucks, I was humming away reading a John Kotter book called XLR8. The thrust of the book focused on the creation of a Dual Operating System designed to handle today’s business-as-usual in a traditionally ...

Ian Ure
29 Aug
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