In a previous corporate life, I was on the board of trustees of a very large pension fund. Our role was to ensure income in retirement for thousands of current and former company employees. The key lesson I learned was that the most important decision we had to make was on the mix of investments in the portfolio. The return had to link to the objectives and requirements of the fund, now and in the future. Portfolio management was the pivotal tool for success.
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Open Innovation can take many forms, and one manifestation is open source. It’s an area that is intriguing and provides learnings for other approaches to Open Innovation. A recent article by Sarah Johnson of Seymourpowell highlighted some of the potential, and stimulated further thoughts.
A very good friend of mine works for a large, global company with multiple locations around the world, many of which are run as “hot desks”. He is in a position of responsibility, and often finds himself travelling to a different destination on the other side of the world at short notice. It’s the kind of business where looking for ways to innovate is very important, as is time management.
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