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Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft, Innovation Advisor, Agility Innovation Specialists There is a lot of change occurring in our innovation abilities. There is this constant shift to more open-sourcing and collaborating. We are seeing profound shifts that technology and digital transformation are ...

Paul Hobcraft
18 Dec

Connecting Innovation is the New Order of Play

Paul Hobcraft, Innovation Advisor, Agility Innovation Specialists There is a lot of change occurring in our innovation abilities. There is this constant shift to more open-sourcing and collaborating. We are seeing profound shifts that technology and digital transformation are ...

Paul Hobcraft
18 Dec

From Startup to Scale-up: Key Challenges

Robert P. Mollen, Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP. It’s hard to build a successful startup. It is even harder to turn it into a successful scale-up. The transition from startup to scale-up poses ...

Robert Mollen
11 Dec

Why Innovation Needs the Letter C

Steve Bailey, FCCA. Day in, day out, we read, hear and see breakthroughs that are changing the way we live and work. Examples are wide ranging- the Apple iPhone X, the internet of things and treatments that have dramatically increased ...

Steve Bailey
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

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
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