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Mark’s Innovation Expertise – 24 Things to Explore

I recently had a follow-up conversation with a judge at the Hult Prize and we got talking about innovation. My current work has been on Scaling, now put into book format (available at startscaling.com). Scaling is highly relevant for innovation. I consider innovation to be the process of developing new things that deliver value. The key is delivering value. […]

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The Zimbabwe Election Monitoring Project 2008

My first ever big ‘change the world (for better)‘ initiative was helping the MDC opposition in Zimbabwe win the 2008 elections. I have told the story many times (in person, and sometimes with a glass of wine in hand). In order to provide more detail around the story, plus some photos of what actually happened, […]

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Comment on Brightidea post: annoying web site did not let me post properly

Don’t you get really annoyed when you have a great comment to make to an article… but the web site is bust and doesn’t accept comments. Well, once again this has happened to me, but instead of just getting upset, I’ll post a link to the article here, and my comment below. Great thoughts should […]

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My Take-Aways from Sway: Rationally Sharing my Insights

I really like the story-telling genre of books, typified by Malcolm Gladwell (Blink, Tipping Point, Outliers). Sway (Ori Brafman & Rom Brafman) is another book in the same category, and a good one. The stories are helpful to bring the insights to life, and the insights are powerful to bring life… to life. I wanted […]

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Imaginatik’s Innovation Top 10 for the Downturn

How can you take ‘innovation’ – the process of doing new things that deliver value – and make use of it during a downturn. If your organization is defocusing on innovation, all is not lost. Here are Imaginatik’s Innovation Top 10 for the Downturn. Use innovation and idea management tools and processes for cost reduction. […]

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ISPIM Presentation on Crowdsourcing & Complex Systems

ISPIM is the leading academic conference on innovation and product development, with over 200 PhD presentations from over 50 countries. Mark Turrell, CEO of Imaginatik plc (www.imaginatik.com), presented some of the underlying concepts behind collaboration at mass scale, the area of crowdsourcing. This presentation was mainly in pictures – so there is relatively little text […]

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The 2 M’s: Method & Money – the Core Problem behind US Innovation performance

I was inspired by this week’s BusinessWeek article on Innovation, Interrupted ‘How America’s Failure to capitalize on innovation hurt the economy – and what happens next” by Michael Mandel. Inspired… to come up with some simple fundamental ‘rules’ – the 2M’s – that explain the lack of real, hard fact innovation success in the US. […]

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Case study time: Cargill’s enterprise-wide deployment of Idea Central

I recently came across a way of sharing PPTs on the internet more productively (www.scribd.com) – thanks to seeing a presentation from an Imaginatik competitor on the same site. I then thought it would be a good idea to share some of the case studies we have had at Imaginatik in our client base. Unlike […]

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Obama’s Stimulus Package – can crowdsourcing help?

I came across a post on crowdsourcing the stimulus package – and made my own comments to the blog. I’m copying the original post and my response here. An interesting approach!   Can Crowdsourcing control the Stimulus? Posted by Vinson on Mar 24, 2009 in CrowdSourcing | Subscribe As the federal government starts doling out billions of […]

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