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Brexit, Switzerland and Wind Turbines – The Difference Between Direct Democracy and Citizen Involvement
Are polls and public referendums on decisions affecting the future of a country actual portrayals of citizens being involved in the running of their country? The People Voted in June 2016, the United Kingdom held a public referendum, the United Kingdom European Union Membership...
Gartner Research Insights: 5 Innovation Hacks to Boost your Digital Return
Hackathons, internal innovation programs, open innovation, technology acquisitions…these days it seems like everyone is jumping onto the innovation bandwagon. However the popularity of business innovation techniques is equalled by the confusion surrounding them. How is innovation best performed? Can guidelines for innovation be created? Recently, Gartner released a presentation,...
Hunting Innovation: Incorporating Tech Scouting & Corporate Venturing Into Your Internal Innovation Process
Acquiring a company is a common way to stay relevant in a quickly changing business world. While tech scouting is a crucial element in any large company’s ability to stay ahead, it is also an extremely challenging task requiring lots of skill, experience and a scouter’s honed intuition. Seeing an opportunity and seizing an opportunity are two different things: a successful tech scouting is the result of the ability to keep track of all the different opportunities, asses, evaluate & compare them properly. But perhaps above all, the scouting team’s mission is to evaluate whether the direction of the potential...
How Innovation Management can Revolutionize the Video Game Industry
Art or Strictly Business? The Figures – A Growing Economy Since its introduction to the general public in the 70’s, the video game industry has become one of the most popular and engaging forms of entertainment, estimated to be worth $113 billion by 2018. To put this into perspective, this figure is almost $10 billion more than the gross domestic product of present day Morocco. If the gaming industry was a country, it would have the 59th highest GDP in the world. With these figures in mind, it might be surprising to discover that the vast majority of game developers...
Innovation Ecosystem: Bridging the Gap Between Digital and Offline Innovation
Innovation used to be something that would happen in a physical setting, be it in a workshop, a laboratory, research centre, etc. Now, with the advent of innovation software, the process of ideation and collaboration mostly happens online. However, there are innate benefits to...
Insanity and Inventiveness – The Innovator’s Mindset
The invention of the airplane, the telephone and the computer; the discovery of gravity, electricity and relativity – all great innovations that changed the world. But in accordance with their greatness, there was also resistance. George Bernard Shaw famously wrote, “All great truths begin as...
Diamonds in the Rough – How To Discover More Innovative Business Ideas For Your Enterprise
Whether you optimize your business, strive to win new customers, invent the latest product, or simply try to innovate – ideas help. However, many companies are slow to recognise just how much of a valuable resource their employees or external stakeholders are when it...
“Embrace Open Innovation or be Destroyed by it…” – A Case Study on Lego & Bagels
Using the Right Innovation Tool for the Job Arguably, the principle of Open Innovation was utilized for the first time by Professor James Murray in 19th Century Oxford, England. In the time that has passed since then, this concept has become infinitely easier to...
Innovation from the Innovation Nation – Israel
As the CEO and founder of Qmarkets I have spoken to many organisations all over the world about the potential benefits of utilizing Idea and Innovation Management. Most of the time, the people I meet are unsurprised to discover that Qmarkets is based in Israel, however every now and then I will encounter a person or business who is hesitant to work with a company that is located in the middle-east, due to perceived political/economical risks and sometimes even a cultural bias. With this in mind I decided to put together a blog which showcases 8 reasons that Israel is...
Carrot vs Cash – How to Make Your Innovation Incentive Program Addictive
Let’s face it, taking a large group of somber and sensible employees and transforming them into a highly imaginative group of visionaries is challenging. There’s no magic bullet when it comes to ensuring all your employees super creative and innovative. However, having a well-run innovation incentive program in place can help make the task of engaging employees much easier – read on to find out how. In today’s hyper-competitive and increasingly-disurptive corporate landscape, where the phrase ‘innovate or die’ is truer than ever, it’s little wonder more and more companies are investing in generating new ideas. However, many companies...
Creativity at Startup Speed – What Silicon Valley Teaches About The Importance of Innovation In Business
A Global Innovation Hotbed At Enterprise Development Group (EDG) we have recently made an interesting observation: there has always been a fairly steady stream of visitors to Silicon Valley, but lately this has become a veritable torrent. Leaders and students from around the world...
How to Facilitate Experts and Streamline Your Innovation Management Process
The problem with democracy is that we can’t all always be in charge; one way or another there has to be someone at the top who holds the power to make that crucial final decision. As drastic as this comparison might seem, the very...

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