Innovation in China with Fabernovel

By Nicolas Bry / September 23, 2020 /

Katherine Wang is Project Director at Fabernovel in Shangai, China. I thought her presentation at the Fabernovel MultipLX #42 ‘Uncovering the Weibo ecosystem’ was truly eye-catching! So I asked her if she wouldn’t mind answer a few questions about Innovation in China. 1) Hi Katherine, can you tell us about your profile,  professional path, and…

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By Francesco Pagano / August 18, 2020 /

100 years from Orwell’s 1984. The world will have solved the dilemmas that are killing us. How do we get there? The century of new tech Step-change technology (AI, Blockchain, IOT, bio-tech) is not just an engine of growth. It is the only bridge to get to the future. Dilemma. 1. Those who ignore New…

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Get Out of the Gender Ghetto

By Federica DArmento fedarmento / June 15, 2020 /

By Federica D’Armento and Aleksandra Orman-Lorenz It’s the year 2277, and women have finally achieved equal pay at work. This is not the apocalyptic ending of a Hollywood movie. This may be the reality in 257 years. This is actually what the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2020 says: men and women will…

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You Made Me Forget Myself

By Francesco Pagano / May 29, 2020 /

Covid 19 did not make us better. It forced us to squeeze more out of scarcity. After months of lockdown, crimes are down all over Europe and people spend more time connected to family and colleagues. Truth is: we are tired, frustrated and uncertain about our future. We have not become a better species, and…

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Where David Meets Goliath

By Federica DArmento fedarmento / May 26, 2020 /

By Federica D’Armento and Francesco Pagano This is a tale of two cities. Or, maybe just one: anti-fragile and people-centered. Here is an independent company based in Geneva (Switzerland), which is an award-winning watch manufacturer. Every masterpiece comes from the creative hand of the founder and the dedication of 25 people. No middle management, just…

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A Higher Purpose Brings a Higher Culture

By Nicola Darke ndarke / May 19, 2020 /

At an individual level, many of us try to make changes within our lives and ourselves to lead a happier more fulfilled life. We’re trying to find purpose. So why aren’t we doing this at an organisational level? Many organisations are trying to create a culture of innovation, but are not pausing to ask why?…

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Why Trust Is the Foundation for Constructive Disagreement

By Yoram Solomon / May 18, 2020 /

  In 2010, after two years and 348 pages of research, I found the answer to my research question of “why are people so much more creative when they work in startups than when they work in mature companies?” I could really boil it down to two words: innovation culture. More research showed that innovation…

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Deeply and Consciously and Compassionately Reconnecting with Our Humanity

By Janet Sernack / May 18, 2020 /

  The current pandemic is causing major disruptions to every aspect of our daily lives, causing people to feel differing degrees of discomfort, fear, and emotional pain. This is because people are neurologically wired to react to and move away from disruption and uncertainty, and become psychologically uncomfortable, anxious, confused, and conflicted. This often results…

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Be a Social Champion

By Francesco Pagano / May 18, 2020 /

Listening to what people have to say, and developing awareness of social consequences of what you do, is not just recommendable, but fundamental.   You can’t make everybody happy. In the current times of a heated social media debate, you have to stomach a continuous flow of comments. They come in any form and tone.…

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“Idea”​ is not a four letter word

By Arlen Meyers / May 13, 2020 /

Here are some reasons why your innovation initiative will fail. When they do, and, according to some estimates they will 90% of the time, you should learn from your mistakes and move on. It would also help to have an innovation morbidity and mortality conference so others can learn from your mistakes. One reason your new product or process…

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