In this episode Jonathan Foster and Hanna Sörefelt talk to Robert Svanberg about the delicate business of reinventing innovation and balancing agility, people and procedures. And they drop in on Amplify’s Agile Stage-gate Masterclass and get the views of some of the participants from Volvo cars, Electrolux, Volvo Trucks, Atlas Copco, ABB Scienta Omnicron and Akzo Nobel.
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Strategy for Breakfast? Maybe not…
On this episode, Jonathan Foster and Hanna Sörefelt have a fascinating conversation with innovation professional Johan Fredriksson, who carefully leads us through the six steps needed to build a successful strategy.
We talk about culture and wonder if culture really eats strategy for breakfast? And we hear from a company that has taken Johan’s advice to heart. We meet Cecilia Granath and discover how applying systematic innovation makes a difference at Tyrèns
Asking questions like “Why are we doing what we are doing?” and “What needs to be changed?” might not sound like a review of your business strategy, but as we find out, simple questions like this actually clarify and coordinate a complex innovation approach.
The Wisdom of the Crowd(funder)
How about a vision of the world where crowdfunding matches entrepreneurs with “shareholders”, where traditional financial gatekeepers are removed and everyone has new access to capital?
This is the world of crowdfunding where people support fledgling companies with their hard-earned money. Is this a new idea that gives people the chance to take control of their future? Or is it a retelling of an old story where the hero is the marketplace and society always plays a supporting role?
On this episode of Demystify Innovation we speak to Daniel Daboczy of Funded by Me - Sweden's first crowdfunding platform - about their journey to utilise the wisdom of the crowd. The question is, how wise is the crowd?
Enlightened Innovation – just let go – Professor Chris Grey
In this episode we have an insightful conversation with Professor Chris Grey, who unpacks fundamental questions about organisations and their innovation.
In our conversation Chris begins with the fundamental paradox between control and autonomy and how that effects innovation. He talks about, amongst other things, the truth behind leadership, followership and culture, unintended consequences of various organisational forms and how you‘d better celebrate failure if you want any success!
We ask Chris “How can organisations increase innovation performance?” The answer might just help you predict the future of your organisation!
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