HOW TO INNOVATE IN 2018 – Part 2

Efforts to innovate work when they combine the creativity multiplier of imagination and connections with skill and endeavour. Or in other words, innovation succeeds when great ideas are well executed. Whereas idea making is all about the art of the fantastically possible, execution is about confronting and overcoming risk.  Adventurers know all about achieving goals by balancing their ambition with creative pragmatism – as demonstrated by the polar explorer Ben Saunders who has just reached the South Pole and holds the world record for the longest polar journey on foot. Saunders pushes himself further so that he can go further […]

HOW TO INNOVATE IN 2018

If you resolve to do anything this year, do more. If you resolve to do more, do it well. DO MORE We are conditioned to celebrate singular or specialist expertise. We feel good if we master something and at this time of year there is often a focus on acquiring a new trick, ticking off a new destination or even doing less of one thing so we can concentrate on doing the right thing. If we want to grow, to achieve more and create something new there is a simple lesson based on the greatest innovator of all – Leonardo […]

Packs make better ads …

Research conducted in the US has demonstrated that a marketing claim made on pack is more powerful than one communicated in print advertising. In general, consumers perceived packs as closer to the product than ads and this greater proximity was likely to make a claim seem more credible, increasing claim believability and purchase likelihood. In one of the studies conducted, university students were offered the chance to purchase an edible, extra strength energy spray, a real product with the claim that it “works 10x faster than pills and liquids” and that consumers would “feel results within 30 seconds.” Participants either […]

Innovation Culture – It’s about them, not you

An organisation’s culture is best observed in the way the team behaves when the boss isn’t there. And we all know that having the right culture and environment is vital when seeking transformational change through innovation. So what is actually going on in your organisation? Does it look like a place that thrives on experimentation and the risk of failure Do people have progressive attitudes and world-changing ambitions Are resources being allocated to thinking, education, learning Are people actually happy talking honestly about things that have gone wrong as they look for opportunities to succeed Are there a lot of […]