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Grounded Innovation

The message of innovation guru Clayton is clear: companies that want to develop a breakthrough business should separate the development team from the running business. But is that really true? Lets compare the innovation inspiration with the energy from the … Continue reading

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Innovation is only a young discipline

Even though recent management literature is buzzing with good advice on innovation, we  need to realize that innovation management is a very young discipline. Until quite recently, the attention of management scholars was focused on increasing the efficiency and efficacy … Continue reading

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Unlocking the Innovation Spirit

Innovation is a life-changing experience.  It does not matter if the project was the start of a whole new business or the ‘simple launch of a new soup’. When a company innovates, something special happens. By ‘starting something new’ people … Continue reading

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Innovation = Organization Development

When a company innovates, it means that the people within that company have been able to change the storyline of themselves and of the company they work for. They acted. When we act, we express ourt human ability to distinguish … Continue reading

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Stuart Kauffmann’s blog about the adjacent possible

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Duurzame innovatie of: ‘the adjacent possible’

Radicaal in kleine stapjes Biologische systemen overleven door innovatief in te spelen op een veranderende context volgens het mechanisme van ‘the adjacent possible’: stapje-voor-stapje. Stuart Kauffman, de bedenker van de term, schreef: als je een vat met 1000 verschillende chemische … Continue reading

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Stretching the balance in a running business

I just finished a white paper on the innovation leadership model that I use when I help companies unlock their innovation potential. Enjoy the read! Stretching the Balance in a Running Company

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Eurovisie succes als graadmeter van Nederlands Innovatie Klimaat?

Waarschijnlijk ligt u niet dagelijks wakker van de Nederlandse track record bij het Eurovisie Songfestival. Toch is het interessant om de totstandkoming van de Nederlandse inzending eens nader te bekijken. Ik zie namelijk verontrustende overeenkomsten met het vaderlandse innovatie beleid. … Continue reading

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The innovation playing field

The playing field of the innovation leader To understand the political playing field of the innovation leader, I draw on the Vita Activa (see Post below) and define the innovation field by the three fundamentally different activities of a running … Continue reading

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VITA ACTIVA

The VITA ACTIVA In her main work ‘The Human Condition’, Arendt builds on the thinking of Aristotle and describes the ‘VITA ACTIVA’ as the three distinct ‘active human conditions’: Labor – life itself – the continuity of seeding, growing, harvesting, … Continue reading

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