The Internet of Everything is creating new empires

The Internet of Everything is creating new empires

Today few people realise that our society is on the cusp of creating a new Epoch, one where in 400 years’ time our descendants will look back on our Age and compare it in the same way that we compare our Age to the Stone Age. The Internet of Everything...

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Are Jobs and Ford wrong, can customers create blockbusters?

Are Jobs and Ford wrong, can customers create blockbusters?

“If I had asked people what they wanted they would have said faster horses.”   Steve Jobs and Henry Ford are both regarded as two of our most iconic innovators so does it just happen to be coincidence that they also shared the same views about customer input into the...

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How to fight commoditisation

How to fight commoditisation

In today’s world one thing is certain – at 2AM a year or two after your blockbuster products initial launch you’ll wake up in a sweat wondering why your margins are collapsing and why your market share is plummeting. Well my friend, we have news for you – your product...

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How to unseat an incumbent

How to unseat an incumbent

As someone who has successfully built a variety of businesses from nothing but a concept, the most recent being the 311 Institute, I am only too aware of how it can sometimes feel like you’re trying to scale a cliff to get to reach the customers at the top. You’ve...

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Using open innovation to gain first mover advantage

Using open innovation to gain first mover advantage

People keep asking me to define open innovation so it’s clear to me that plenty of confusion still reins around the topic so here I spend some time trying to ensure that we are all on the same page  about how it’s defined and how it ultimately relates to other terms such...

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