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John Bessant

Experience Innovation is a Key Strategy for Service Businesses

Right now there’s a bit of a struggle going on in the UK and it’s not about Brexit. There’s great concern in the arts world that a wonderful picture, J.M.W. Turner’s ‘The Dark Rigi; The lake of Lucerne’ (1842) may disappear from the UK (where it is currently in a private collection) and find its …

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Responsible Innovation in Healthcare – Unlocking the Power of Users

Meet a remarkable woman. Lisa Crites, an American broadcast journalist was 42 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Following a mastectomy she was advised not to shower because of the risk of bacterial infection to her surgical drains from tap water. Her frustration at not being able to shower led her to experiment with …

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Some further thoughts on building an innovation culture…

This is the second part of a two-part series in building an innovation culture. Make sure to read Part 1: What You Need to Know Before Creating an Innovation Culture here! In a perfect world, it’d be nice to be able to order an innovation culture online. Simply press a button and click, there we …

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What You Must Know Before Creating an Innovation Culture

If we’re serious about developing an innovation culture it probably helps to explore a little bit more around what’s involved…. Raise your hand if you don’t want an innovation culture in your organization. Ask this question in any gathering of managers, and it’s a fair bet you won’t be seeing a sea of arms waving …

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If at first you don’t succeed…

What do Mickey Mouse, vacuum cleaners, air travel and light-bulbs have in common? More than you’d think , especially if you look to the originators of those widely different things. All of their innovators spent a great deal of time being knocked back, living through failures and generally struggling to take their ideas forward. None …

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Barriers to Innovation? Find Creativity’s Sweet Spot!

  It’s easy to think that innovation is about resources – throw enough money, smart minds, and clever technology at the problem and the answer will surely follow. But the history of ideas suggests there is another pathway. Sometimes the very absence of resources is what galvanises innovation. Think about these examples: Back in 1943 …

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