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About paul4innovating

I simply enjoy researching innovation, applying this to provide novel solutions and advice, coaching and consulting to individuals, teams and organizations through my business, Agility Innovation Specialists (www.agilityinnovation.com.) As an advisory business we aim to stimulate and deliver sound innovation practice, researching topics that relate to innovation for the future, as well as align innovation specifically to organizations core capabilities. I was voted into the top three contributors for 2011 on leading Global Innovation Community www.innovationexcellence.com. Go to http://bit.ly/tWE1oX

The Arrival of the Digital Monsoon for Innovation

If you ever have lived in the tropics you know of the arrival of the monsoons. Skies darken, clouds gather, often thunder and lightning combine, the wind picks up and the rain ‘announces’ its arrival in sheer torrents of heavy, … Continue reading

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Lay out the path, get out of the way but please give me ambition.

Today we see a new commission elected in Europe. As a European you always want this to be a new beginning, a new hope, perhaps a new start for Europe. Jean-Claude Junker has become the new president of the European … Continue reading

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Inspiration, Ideation and Implementation

Finally I am completely surrounded. I have that feeling of being somewhat overwhelmed, I can’t twist and turn any more, it simply will not go away. Do I throw myself off the building or decide to listen a little longer? … Continue reading

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Are you hearing all the voices for ideas?

So where do ideas come from? The most popular one is the ‘voice of the customer’ yet this is one of the many ‘voices’ that need to be allowed to speak. In this fuzzy front end of innovation where ideas … Continue reading

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Connected Enterprise, Connected World

I was delighted to be invited onto a panel with GE at their R&D centre in Munich this week. Dubbed “Innovation Breakthroughs – Igniting Europe’s Growth” They were celebrating 10 years of theopening of the centre and as you arrived, … Continue reading

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The Real Race is to Invest in Knowledge Assets and Grand Innovation Challenges

We need to connect our knowledge and put these assets into solving ‘grand challenges.’ Lets focus on the bigger picture here. Developing our knowledge and then putting it to good use gives us the potential for securing a competitive position- … Continue reading

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Building Collective Agility for Innovation

Agility is important to me. For me, agility and innovation have needed to always go together. I named my company Agility Innovation Specialists and at its core, we state that the value of this focus can offer a real “intensity … Continue reading

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