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Directed Serendipity

Wed, 12/22/2010 - 11:44 -- admin

As each year goes by it gets tougher to buy Christmas presents as you have to search harder for something original and at the same time desired.  There is a strong parallel with Open Innovation (OI).  You need to look harder and in new places to find new things.  That’s where the concept of Directed Serendipity comes in.  It simply means that to get lucky you need to be looking in the right places. 

Innovation and Football (Soccer)

Mon, 12/06/2010 - 11:42 -- admin

I’m passionate about innovation.  I’m passionate about sport, particularly football – sorry, I should say soccer for a predominantly US audience.  I also love sporting analogies and the use of sporting aphorisms in business.  For example, when somebody says, “step up to the plate”, or “it’s a slam dunk”, the meaning is clear, even in countries where baseball and basketball aren’t played. So why is innovation like soccer?

Innovation Fixer presentation at Formulated Product Design Open Innovation conference

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 11:42 -- admin

The recent meeting in Harrogate jointly organised by Intelligent Formulation on “Formulated Product Design: Kick Starting Open Innovation” included a session on “Working with Large Companies”, organised by Dr Kevin McFarthing of Innovation Fixer Ltd.  Here, Kevin gives a summary of the key points.



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