Video highlights of Innovation Masterclass

What is innovation? – Professor James Fleck Innovation and technology – Adrian Simpson, SAP & Imran Razzaq, Microsoft  Innovation and leadership – Ken Keir, Honda Motor Europe & David Harrison, True Potential

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Honda and the joy of engineering

Guest blogger: Bridget Grenville-Cleave, Open University Business School MBA Alumnus, MAPP graduate of the University of East London, is a UK-based positive psychology consultant, trainer and writer   I recently had the privilege of attending an Open University Business School Masterclass and networking event at which Ken Keir, the Executive Vice President of Honda Motor Europe,Continue reading “Honda and the joy of engineering”

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Innovation Masterclass Webinar Tuesday 4 December 2012

Following the successful Innovation Masterclass held in London on 15 November we are holding a free webinar on Tuesday 4 December at 19.00. The webinar will offer our global alumni network the opportunity to hear video perspectives on innovation from many of the event’s speakers. The facilitated event will also allow delegates to participate inContinue reading “Innovation Masterclass Webinar Tuesday 4 December 2012”

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First event hailed a big success

Did you miss the inaugural Business Perspectives event at the Cumberland Hotel in London last week? Do not despair as we intend to bring highlights and insights from the day at a webinar on 4th December. Full details of the webinar and how to sign up will be posted here shortly. The event itself wasContinue reading “First event hailed a big success”

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Is preaching innovation to drug makers more relevant than ever?

Guest blogger: Ourania Koumi, The Open University Business School MBA student A rich pipeline of potentially marketable drug compounds is the lifeblood of the pharmaceutical industry and the first thing that used to come to mind, when as student, I was applying to companies for jobs. When I was labouring day and night against aContinue reading “Is preaching innovation to drug makers more relevant than ever?”

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Innovation or innovators?

David Harrison, Managing Partner of True Potential LLP, The Open University MBA alumnus Edited transcript of Business Perspectives Video: Innovation or innovators? “Most of the organisations I see, they train everybody” “I have observed first hand that it’s about selection. I’m not necessarily a nature versus nurture addict if you like, but if I was,Continue reading “Innovation or innovators?”

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Bounded Innovation – the limitations of organisational reality

Guest blogger:  Fiona Beukes, The Open University MBA, UK Marketing specialist, BNY Mellon   Innovation in some respects is like the Holy Grail of business – How do you do it: disruptive or continuous? How do you foster it in your organisation: Incentives? Creative downtime? Hire the right talent? Although these are obviously worthy avenues toContinue reading “Bounded Innovation – the limitations of organisational reality”

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The Middle East Could Be a Cradle of Innovation

Guest blogger:  Christopher M. Schroeder, Washington, D.C.- and New York-based entrepreneur, venture investor, and former CEO of the online content and social platform start-up healthcentral.com  This article was first published on Harvard Business Review, October 16, 2012. We in the West tend to think of innovation as the next, new, shiny, tech, globally-accepted thing. ButContinue reading “The Middle East Could Be a Cradle of Innovation”

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Engineering the future

Why large scale infrastructure should not be too technologically innovative. Evan Davis explains the reasons and shares  his views of the challenges to refreshing the UK infrastructure, reflecting on his research for Built in Britain, an OU/BBC co-production. To learn more about Built in Britain series and explore What Makes Britain? timeline, visit OpenLearn website.

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