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Shaping an Innovation Culture Includes Rewarding Failure

We discussed whether your fear of failure is due to the fear of losing your job or damaging your career. I asked if anyone has really lost their job due to that kind of failure, but the answer was ‘no’. So maybe the fear is just a perception? …. and they nodded in agreement.

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What Innovation is All About—In only 4 minutes

Have a look at the movie (only 4 minutes) and then ask yourself the following two questions.

– Does my company have a space where ideas can mingle and swap?
– What makes me share my hunches with others’ hunches to get them to collide?

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Today I Will Boost Innovation by Encouraging Someone

When I read through this post just after finishing it, I thought it might be a bit too silly, or at least too basic and obvious. No academic statistics or processes at all, just common sense. But after giving it a second thought, I actually think I hit the mark, i.e. that most people forget the simple trick of using common sense in the innovation process. So let today…. and the next day, and the next… be ‘encouragement’ days.

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Innovation is an Epic Battle Between Passion and Patience

“I quit school and recruited the professor,” Daniel Ek, founder of Spotify.

Just over twenty years old, sitting in his apartment with his friend (in their underpants because it is 30 degrees thanks to the servers everywhere), his dream had just begun. Now he is friends with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, he rides shotgun in vintage cars with Neil Young and exchanges texts with Bono. My simple conclusion is that all great ideas start small.

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Market Share vs. Innovation Share—What drives the share price?

If you were about to invest in a company that had about 85% market share for one of the main products in its portfolio, and nearly had market monopoly for another main product, wouldn´t that investment be recognized as safe and profitable in the long term, rewarded by a share price that rises over time? The answer is no….

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Example of Smart Innovation

Innovation is often about finding effective and cost efficient solutions. The”Littre of Light” project in the Philippines brings indoor light…

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How to Generate 60 Innovations in 2 Hours

I don’t know if you’re familiar with Dragon’s Den, a reality television series featuring entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to secure investment finance from a panel of venture capitalists. We used that concept at our R&D event last week—and the result was 60 ideas in 2 hours. Do you want to know how?

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Innovation in an Organization on the Move

In this edition of “Leaders Insight” I met with Heino Westdijk, Service Director at Damen Shipyards. This is what Heino had to say about how to boost creativity and innovation within an organization that is constantly on the move – a mobile workforce.

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Will your business survive without innovation?

Creative performances results in more innovation – and innovation increases a company’s competitiveness long term. Ask yourself – will I or my company be more creative in the future than we are today, and if so, how will it happen? Researchers have identified four dimensions as the distinguishing signs of creativity, to understand the intrinsic qualities of creative performances.

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IFS & Clevest: Better Together
IFS & Clevest Utilities

For utilities around the world, the acquisition of Clevest by IFS in 2020 couldn’t have come at a better time….

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The People Behind IFS Cloud | Shyamini Werapitiya
People Behind IFS Cloud Shyamini Werapitiya

The People Behind IFS Cloud is a blog series meant to surface stories of the amazing individuals behind IFS Cloud. From developers and…

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Why IFS Cloud?
Why IFS Cloud

As a company, few would accuse us of being quiet this year. In February, we broadcast our new-look brand through…

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