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Adapt or die: corporate innovation in a post-COVID world

Adapt or die: corporate innovation in a post-COVID world

Adapt or die - that well-coined startup phrase now has a more poignant meaning. Literal ironies aside, in the midst of a global pandemic and economic meltdown, never has this mentality been more relevant in business. It doesn’t take an economist to predict the...

Welcome to a new growth era

Welcome to a new growth era

Large corporates have traditionally grown through two mechanisms: organic growth and acquired growth. However, with organic growth proving difficult and acquired growth becoming expensive, we see a third route to growth emerging: collaborative growth. Here’s why…...

Why it’s time to end startup charity

Why it’s time to end startup charity

All too often we see corporates taking an almost-charitable mindset when it comes to partnering with startups. Corporates, the logic goes, are established and experienced powerhouses with more to offer startups than a group of hoodie-wielding misfits might ever offer...

Why corporates must involve everyone in innovation

Why corporates must involve everyone in innovation

When first starting my career, I interned with what was then the world’s most disruptive tech-giant: Microsoft. By the time I first shuffled into Microsoft offices, the company had been exploring highly profitable and previously...

Collaborative Innovation made simple

Collaborative Innovation made simple

To remain relevant in today’s rapidly changing world, it’s vital that corporates have strong conduits to the disruptors at the forefront of change. At Unilever, we called this the ‘Foundry’ - Unilever’s platform to connect and...

Why the future of your business looks a lot like Hollywood

Why the future of your business looks a lot like Hollywood

What does the future of your organisation look like? Will it be here in 20 years? Will your corporate be a dominant force in the industry, stronger than it is today, or will it slowly become small and irrelevant? Will it be able...