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We Are Innovation because we fail

Learning to fail for success

We tend to be afraid of failure. We are taught to. Taking risk is not something you usually get rewarded for, and when you do, it feels “extraordinary”. While in fact, innovating often means taking a short term risk for mid to

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We Are Innovation because we are entrepreneurs

Innovation Entrepreneurs

Innovation and entrepreneurship are closely linked by human behaviors and professional skills needed to launch and drive a business. Through a variety of specialists and entrepreneurs view, it is striking to see how entrepreneurship is needed not only to build

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Posted in Change, Creativity, Education, Management, SME innovation, Society, Universities, Why we are innovation

On The Go: Going back to a “normal life”?

Normal Life

On The Go is your innovation story inspired from elsewhere. I’ve recently been asked if we had any plans to go back to a normal life. My husband and I decided a few years ago to leave fantastic Paris for

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You are Invited: Global Innovation Meeting – We Are Innovation

We Are Innovation

WeAreInnovation.org is a global think lab on innovation. What does it mean ? Join our Global Innovation Meeting to know more. Anytime, Anyone, Anywhere. We are on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and Slideshare. Have you missed the first part of

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On The Go: Creative vacations

Creative Vacations

On the go is your innovation story inspired from elsewhere. In the midst of a warmly welcomed summer season, WAI lists top innovators’ reasons to go on vacations and take some minimum break. If not just restful, it seems times-off

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On the go: recipes for “good” innovation?

Being Good

On the go is your innovation story inspired from elsewhere. Change necessitates new behaviors in order to develop human centered innovation. In the below radio show, “Le Téléphone Sonne”, from France Inter (in French), experts around Hélène Jouan try to define and analyse

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We Are Innovation because we share

We Are Innovation because we share

Innovation comes from the interaction of two concepts: an idea and a need. It is, in essence, born from sharing. This on-going discussion enables those iterations that take concepts to tangible projects, and generates the appropriate framework for ideas to develop

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Millennials: The Game Changing Generation ?

Millennials: The Game Changing Generation ?

InnoTrends is a semantic analysis of specific trends as discussed and shared on WAI social networks. Over the last few weeks, we have investigated what makes the Generation Y so different in the eyes of innovation analysts, experts and practitioners. While connectedness and sense of engagement is highlighted by business experts, society explains how we […]

The Digital Challenge: politics and economics

The Digital Challenge: politics and economics

The Big Picture is a PESTLE analysis for innovation based on trends shared by experts from our networks. Today we look at innovations talks for politics and economics. While governments in Europe start to build and invest in digitally driven initiatives to modernize democracy, economists question the potential opportunities and threats of the sharing economy, […]

Startups, people and ecosystems: success and reality

Startups, people and ecosystems: success and reality

InnoGraph is an innovation trend explained through visual graphs.  The business world is in search of unicorns. Or is it? Startups are created throughout the world as a way to challenge existing business models and bring disruption as a market changer to develop growth. Because they showcase personal success stories grown in an accelerated environment, […]

We Are Innovation because we fail

We Are Innovation because we fail

We tend to be afraid of failure. We are taught to. Taking risk is not something you usually get rewarded for, and when you do, it feels “extraordinary”. While in fact, innovating often means taking a short term risk for mid to long term return, and it does frighten finance, risk-skeptic managers, project teams comfortable with “not so […]

Storytelling shapes the way we speak innovation

Storytelling shapes the way we speak innovation

Market Roadmaps build market stories around specific trends and strategies. As a way to create human links between businesses, products and customers, leaders and innovation practitioners develop storytelling based strategies that are shaping new approach and messages sent to market. As business becomes slightly more personal, individuals are driven back at the heart of strategies […]

The complex world around Millennials

The complex world around Millennials

The economic and technological environment surrounding Millennials is an invite for innovation. The sharing economy promises new business models for their ideas, even paying systems are developing new services to follow their buying habits. With a high sense of engagement, younger generations hold the power to drastically change the world we live in. Science and […]

We Are Innovation because we are entrepreneurs

We Are Innovation because we are entrepreneurs

Innovation and entrepreneurship are closely linked by human behaviors and professional skills needed to launch and drive a business. Through a variety of specialists and entrepreneurs view, it is striking to see how entrepreneurship is needed not only to build new business models and recreate an entire economic system focused on individuals, whether inside our […]

On The Go: Going back to a “normal life”?

On The Go: Going back to a “normal life”?

On The Go is your innovation story inspired from elsewhere. I’ve recently been asked if we had any plans to go back to a normal life. My husband and I decided a few years ago to leave fantastic Paris for nobody knows La Châtre. The Internet will tell you this tiny little town in the […]

Fresh energy at work: Millennials get on board

Fresh energy at work: Millennials get on board

Businesses are increasingly investigating how to best define and address younger generations. They understand they need to develop their presence on new media, but also question the benefits of developing products specific to Millennials. Through inspiration and purpose, they seek to develop new codes and visions that could bring young generations on board, whether they […]

Empowering new generations

Empowering new generations

Hackathon, serious games, agility and pragmatic knowledge, society explores all possible ways to better engage with younger generation. This first part of Innotrends on generational changes for innovation looks into the driving trends emerging with connected generations. Education The idea generation is much younger than we think. Is it the technological environment, or the social freedom to speak-up, […]

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