Overview What is innovation and why does it matter? Innovation 2010 Buzz Word Innovation is not new Innovation as a ‘Dance of Two Questions Innovation as new combinations Innovation and Survival Innovation and Global warming 4
'New Scientist' suggests that to debate the end of civilisation as we know it could be valuable! 55
A new style of capitalism? 'A message that businesses may find they are surprised to agree with.' Financial Times Jonathon Porritt grapples with capitalism's reality - a system capable of delivering sustainability and enhancing well being, Adair Turner (Director General of CBI 1995-9) 56
Is the Patagonia 'Sugar and Spice' shoe the process revolution we need?
Innovating to Survive: End of the 'nice decade' The credit cycle has turned and commodity prices are rising' (Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England May 2007) August 2008 The UK is facing its worst economic crisis in 60 years October 09 Recession collides with technical innovation threatening established business models.
October 2010 UK expenditure cuts, threat to science research 58
Business Model threatened : Newspapers and publishing Wednesday 3 June 2009 The GuardianMagazines and newspapers face 'lethal threat' [from recession and internet] Advertising Circulation 59
So what is innovation and what does it involve?
Creativity and stepping out of line
Entrepreneurship; the recognition and assessment of opportunities and threats