Innovation puts charities out of business

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Intrigued by how the sectors approach to innovation has changed over the last few years and keen to understand what innovation is working and what is not, Zoe…

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How do you make it OK to fail?

Friday, May 9, 2014

The principle that we learn from failure makes sense. Understanding why something hasn’t worked prevents us (hopefully) from making the same mistakes again and helps us to adapt…

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Sexy buzzword or a survival strategy. What does innovation mean to you?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Is innovation just another passing fad, a buzzword that will be gone tomorrow, replaced by the next sexy-sounding jargon? Or is it an essential part of your job…

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We’ve got your back

Monday, December 23, 2013

Back in February I wrote this list of 40 things. I’ve done quite a few things on the list. But there is still more to do. Recently I…

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Charity innovation takes many forms

Monday, December 16, 2013

A guest blog from Zoe Amar. Lucy’s recent blog about the 7 myths of innovation has inspired me to challenge my preconceptions in this area. As Lucy says,…

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‘Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour’ Truman Capote

Monday, December 9, 2013

Last week I went to an event run by The Crowd, and hosted by Ed Gillespie co-founder of Futerra on celebrating failure. Innovation and failure are close friends….

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7 myths of innovation

Monday, December 2, 2013

Innovation is not just about green bean bags and whacky idea sessions. Lets blow some myths about innovation out of the water and hear what some of the…

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Underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants

Monday, November 18, 2013

Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book David and Goliath highlights that power is not always what it might seem and how the ability of the underdog to succeed should not…

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I want to be a guinea pig defender

Monday, November 11, 2013

The world is changing. If charities are to survive they must be able to respond quickly to the changing needs of their supporters and stand out in a…

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Don’t expect anyone else to get enthusiastic

Sunday, October 27, 2013

If your idea is genuinely new, don’t expect anyone else to get enthusiastic about it. Helping others understand the potential and possibilities of your idea is an important…

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