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YES WE CAN<br />INNOVATING OUT OF A RECESSION<br />Dr Norman Lewis, Chief Strategy Officer, Wireless Grids Corporation, US...
They were all at it!<br />
The West living on other people’s money?<br />
R&D<br />
Globaldecline of R&D spending as % of GDP(apart from Japan)<br />* Main Science & Technology Indicators, OECD, December 20...
r&D<br />
326,266<br />105,503<br />Books with ‘innovation’ in their titles<br />Amazon.com<br />Amazon.co.uk<br />
Lots of books about innovation…<br />…but little innovation to be seen<br />
VISION & LEADERSHIP<br />
…because it was difficult!<br />
Created industries and jobs and spin-offs<br />
Era of short-term pragmatism and institutionalised risk-aversion<br />
Risk culture<br />
Columbus would have fallen foul to today’s quest for predictability and expected outcomes<br />
The precautionary principle<br />
Forget penicillin <br />
…or Viagra<br />
…or post-it notes<br />
…or the Internet<br />
The quest for predictability<br />The process of minimising unpredictable outcomes is a process that raises pragmatism and...
Fail often to succeed sooner <br />Success is the one per cent of your work that results from the 99 per cent that is call...
The future?<br />
The biggest danger we face is not that our expectations are unrealistic<br />Rather, it is that they are too low and we ac...
NEXT?<br />WHY?<br />WHY NOT!<br />
Thank you<br />norman@wgrids.com<br />http://futures-diagnosis.com<br />
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Yes We Can: Innovating out of a recession

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Talk at TEDxLeeds on why we need to challenge the prevailing culture of limits and risk-aversion in order to foster innovation for future wealth creation.

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Yes We Can: Innovating out of a recession

  1. YES WE CAN<br />INNOVATING OUT OF A RECESSION<br />Dr Norman Lewis, Chief Strategy Officer, Wireless Grids Corporation, USA<br /> 10 September 2009<br />
  2. They were all at it!<br />
  3. The West living on other people’s money?<br />
  4. R&D<br />
  5. Globaldecline of R&D spending as % of GDP(apart from Japan)<br />* Main Science & Technology Indicators, OECD, December 2008, p1<br />
  6. r&D<br />
  7. 326,266<br />105,503<br />Books with ‘innovation’ in their titles<br />Amazon.com<br />Amazon.co.uk<br />
  8. Lots of books about innovation…<br />…but little innovation to be seen<br />
  9. VISION & LEADERSHIP<br />
  10. …because it was difficult!<br />
  11. Created industries and jobs and spin-offs<br />
  12. Era of short-term pragmatism and institutionalised risk-aversion<br />
  13. Risk culture<br />
  14. Columbus would have fallen foul to today’s quest for predictability and expected outcomes<br />
  15. The precautionary principle<br />
  16. Forget penicillin <br />
  17. …or Viagra<br />
  18. …or post-it notes<br />
  19. …or the Internet<br />
  20. The quest for predictability<br />The process of minimising unpredictable outcomes is a process that raises pragmatism and the knowable to an operating principle <br />This is not how innovationis fostered<br />
  21. Fail often to succeed sooner <br />Success is the one per cent of your work that results from the 99 per cent that is called failure<br />
  22. The future?<br />
  23. The biggest danger we face is not that our expectations are unrealistic<br />Rather, it is that they are too low and we achieve them!<br />
  24. NEXT?<br />WHY?<br />WHY NOT!<br />
  25. Thank you<br />norman@wgrids.com<br />http://futures-diagnosis.com<br />

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