Strategy Masterclass: “make strategy accessible to all organisations”

The great and the good gathered at the Marriott Hotel in Manchester on 7 February for the second of our Business Perspectives series of events. Hear what some delegates said about the masterclass: “A great experience to catch up with a lot of people from all different sectors”; “I really learnt some actual tools andContinue reading “Strategy Masterclass: “make strategy accessible to all organisations””

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Strategy Masterclass: Insights on business growth from TripAdvisor

Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing at TripAdvisor and Evan Davis are just two of the big names speaking at the second of our Business Perspectives events in Manchester at the Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel on 7 February. TripAdvisor is a pioneer in the use of user-generated content.  Since being founded in 2000, itContinue reading “Strategy Masterclass: Insights on business growth from TripAdvisor”

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Innovation quarter summary report

To conclude the Business Perspectives innovation quarter, we have created a summary report that offers diverse ideas and insights about innovation – a snapshot of perspectives from around the globe. We invite you to download and share the report and please send us any comments.  We will create a similar summary report following the strategyContinue reading “Innovation quarter summary report”

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Competitive strategies for business growth

I joined the OU this past autumn and one of my first interactions with new colleagues and with OUBS alumni was at the Business Perspectives Innovation masterclass in London.  I could not have been more impressed by the professionalism of colleagues and the insights of guest speakers as well as the interest and enthusiasm ofContinue reading “Competitive strategies for business growth”

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Business Perspectives event: Strategy Masterclass

“Competitive strategies for business growth: process, practice and performance” Thursday, 7 February 2013. Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel, Manchester Drawing on the success of the first Innovation Masterclass last quarter, we are pleased to announce the second of our Business Perspectives events. In this, we will consider how, in an environment of austerity and reduced consumer confidence,Continue reading “Business Perspectives event: Strategy Masterclass”

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Innovation and technology: the challenge

Guest blogger: Professor James Fleck, Professor of Innovation Dynamics at The Open University Business School. At the beginning of the Innovation Masterclass, I proposed to run a challenge for examples of an innovation that does not involve technology. Definition of innovation: “Innovation is the practical implementation of a new idea or invention for intended economicContinue reading “Innovation and technology: the challenge”

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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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