Blog category: Innovation Leadership

Four Great Innovation Books of 2016

So Much to Read, So Little Time In 2016, I’ve read around 30 innovation books. Four of them stand out. Here is why. The books are shown in the grid below. The grid has two axis: From complicated to simple: Is […]

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5 Steps to Make Your Innovation Strategy Memorable

Consider the following two scenarios: A Beautiful Picture The auditorium was packed. More than 100 people sat and prepared themselves for a presentation of the new strategy. The leadership team had worked on it for months, with support from a few […]

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Innovative Behaviour is Driven by Sense of Progress

We all Want to be like Google, Right? The story begins in 1998 and reaches its climax in 2008. Fortune magazine ranked it among the top 5 most admired companies in the US. There were accounts of three meals served per day […]

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Should Everyone be involved in Innovation?

Is it true that everybody should be involved in innovation projects? We’ve all heard the statement that “everybody is creative”, and you should “follow your passion” – but what if your passion is just to do your job? What if […]

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INNOCULTURE – The Board Game about Innovation Culture

Now You can Work with Innovation Culture based on Best Practices Many companies struggle to develop their innovation culture, and often their starting point is “We need an innovation culture”, or “How do we get an innovation culture”, or “We […]

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Danish Astronaut Taxi Driver on IRISS Mission

What is the IRISS Mission? The fourth of ESA’s ‘Class of 2009’ astronauts to fly, Andreas Mogensen from Denmark is well into a ten day mission to the International Space Station. With a background in aerospace engineering, he has spent […]

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Is the Copenhagen Innovation House a closed party?

A few days ago, I attended the opening reception at the Copenhagen Innovation House. In two months, a former Danske Bank office has been transformed into a new innovation space for municipal departments, citizens, private enterprises etc. The new initiative […]

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My Innovation Journey goes where the energy is

This is what I want to do! Many years ago, while I was still working at Novozymes, I was driving my car home from a workshop. It was Friday night, and I was elated – the workshop had gone really […]

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Innovation Mistakes – Choice or Embarrassment?

Failure is a very Real Option Failure is an opportunity to learn, and in most innovation projects you will of course make mistakes. After all, this is part of why you are embarking on the project in the first place […]

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