A New Approach to Innovation at Nestlé R&D

The former CTO of Nestlé explains in this article recently published in the Thunderbird International Business Review how Nestlé R&D is using the IpOp Model and the MicroMBA, as described in “Winning Opportunities”, to train Nestlé employees in how to move beyond the traditional models and innovate far beyond technology, turning them into agents of change... Read more »

The device that will revolutionize eating (and health) habits

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A new handheld device will give as of Summer 2014 the opportunity to reliably check the content of food in your plate or even at the supermarket. It sounds hard to believe but this palm size scanner will instantly tell if the food in your plate contains pesticides, salmonella, gluten, nuts, etc. It will also […] Read more »

The art of missing Opportunities

“Winning Opportunities” is about the art of identifying and seizing opportunities. I now feel I should write about the art of Not-missing opportunities. A good example is illustrated by the recent confession of Paul Otellini, Intel’s former CEO who admitted passing up one of the biggest opportunities in Intel’s history — supplying chips for the […] Read more »

Creating prototypes or even artwork without any manual skills

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Since prototyping is one of the ways to reduce IpOp Model Unknowns any smart and cost-effective way to produce objects is very valuable. We knew of 3D printing but this technology seemed to be only for geeks or tech savvy experts. There is now a much easier way to produce 3 dimensional objects without buying […] Read more »

The secret of surviving adversity without damaging one’s health

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There is no project or innovation without bad surprises or Hurdles. Scientific research shows now that resilience, a key success factor for innovators, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, is essential for dealing with adversity. See article below that also explains what behaviors and attitudes boost resilience. For those who have attended my training seminar on Caring leadership […] Read more »