Archive | 2008

Green innovation in Copenhagen

In September 2009, my native city of Copenhagen hosts the world’s first CO2-neutral festival, CO2PENHAGEN. The festival showcases a mix of art and science events, all geared at promoting green awareness and displaying innovative environmental technologies. It also happens to be founded and organised by two of my friends, Katrine Vejby and Nina Louise Jensen, in […]

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Innovation trend: crowdsourcing

Just posted a short piece on the subject of crowdsourcing on our Creative Cultures blog, including a link to a good video introduction to the phenomenon.

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The Gatekeeper’s Dilemma: how do you recognise a good idea?

I recently posted a piece on an important but often overlooked question that innovators face: how do you recognise a good idea? Preview below – the rest of the entry is posted on our Creative Cultures blog. On the day after New Year’s Eve, 1962, the nervous young band members and their manager entered the Decca […]

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New post: The Practicality Gap

I just wrote a short piece on one of the biggest challenges of innovation, The Practicality Gap, posted on our Creative Cultures blog: The Practicality Gap is one of the most intransigent problems of innovation. By its very nature, innovation requires people to change their behavior, and this is exceedingly difficult to do. Worse, when the behavior we […]

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New blog: Creative Cultures

I have just launched a new blog on innovation and business creativity, called Creative Cultures. The blog is written in collaboration with Paddy Miller, Professor at IESE Business School, and Research Associate Azra Brankovic. It is a window into our current research undertaking, and features a mix of longer postings and short notices about interesting new papers […]

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Spam innovation

I just posted a stray thought on innovation in the spam business on my (otherwise generously neglected) Fragments of Knowledge blog: It seems that Total Quality Management has come to the spam business. Used to be, you could tell spam emails by the weird names, non-English phrasing and requests that you’d have to be quite caffeine-deprived to respond to. That, […]

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Creative Cultures: Making Innovation Work

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be teaching parts of a forthcoming Executive Education program on the subject of innovation, hosted at IESE Business School in Barcelona on November 18-21, 2008.  The course, entitled Creative Cultures: Making Innovation Work, is not a basic primer course, but assumes that the participants have already been through the traditional […]

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New books: on cities, personality, and happiness

             A few recommendations from my book blog, most notably of Richard Florida’s fascinating Who’s Your City. Also a new book on the science of personality that completely vindicates your parents, and one on happiness research that takes on Buddha, Socrates et al. 

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