Stop Asking People to Innovate

  More than two hundred years ago, a class of 10-year old German students were asked by their teacher to solve a seemingly difficult problem: “If you add all the numbers from 1 to 100, what is the sum total?”  Read More…

Business Model Innovation

  Over the last thirty years, we have accumulated a lot of academic evidence on the topic of new market entry.  The most consistent finding is that the majority of firms that attempt to enter a new market (by, in Read More…

Do Schools Destroy Creativity?

  Research by Professor George Land has shown an alarming decline in our creativity as we go through the educational system.  For example, when a group of 3-5 year-olds were tested for divergent thinking (a prerequisite to creativity), about 98% were Read More…

Game changing is fun – but difficult!

Professor Costas Markides will be speaking at IMI’s upcoming National Management Conference on October 9th 2013 – for more information click here. I recently listened to my colleague Freek Vermeulen tell a wonderful story about a belief (or is it Read More…