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Accelerated innovation, as predicted by HP

December 4, 2019

One of the key megatrends identified by HP, Accelerated Innovation looks at how emerging technology trends are the building blocks for the future.

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Harvard Business Publishing launches Future Workforce podcast

November 14, 2019

Recognising that the success of the future of work relies on talent, Harvard Business Publishing has launched a new podcast series called Future Workforce.


A bright idea

‘A Bright Idea’

This eye-catching, animated short story shows where great ideas come from and what innovation is all about.

Grandes ideas

‘Así de grandes son las ideas (Ideas are that grand)’

(In Spanish) A multi-award winning story about an old man struggling with his own ability to evolve, in a future world where all species have become extinct.

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‘Innovation (Women’s history month)’

A tribute to women who have had the audacity to take risks and overcome society’s limits, changing the way we see the world … and the world itself.

Take on an idea

‘Take on an Idea’

By Fredrik Kasperi This short film reveals how different tools and techniques can help you think creatively when you are trying to come up with ideas.

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‘Worst idea ever’

In a country with almost no waves and uninviting weather, three men had a dream. On a mission to discover modern artisans, Ford Motor Company tells their story.

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50 things that made the modern economy

March 1, 2017

We have all read stories about Google or the iPhone and probably also about antibiotics. But what about concrete or shipping containers? Hosted by British economist Tim Hardorf, the “50 things that made the modern economy” podcast sheds new understanding on ideas, inventions and innovations that have changed and helped to build the world we […]

Tim Harford gives a TEDTalk about the god complex and trial and error

Abandoning the God complex and embracing trial and error in innovation

July 26, 2018

Embracing randomness and making better mistakes is the moral of this 2011 TEDGlobal talk from economics writer Tim Harford. In “Trial, error and the God Complex”, the speaker touches on how the most successful complex systems have evolved through trial and error, through variation and selection.

Sir Ken Robinson's Ted Talk on education

Almost 45 million people have watched this

May 3, 2017

“We are educating people out of their creativity”, whereas we should be promoting it as a key competence for the decades ahead. This is the main message echoing from Sir Ken Robinson’s bright and entertaining TED Talk, “Do schools kill creativity?”, already watched by almost 45 million people worldwide.

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Can we ignite our childhood creativity in the workplace?

February 13, 2019

If creativity is the number one factor of success, why are so many companies unknowingly preventing it? This is the question asked by Catherine Courage, a design leader who wants to bridge the creativity gap in the workplace.

Glimpses of our future

May 5, 2016

From a roadmap to end aging to Google’s driverless car, a world ruled by women or the next enhanced human species, invites you to open your mind with their ‘What does the future look like’ playlist. These talks offer visions of tomorrow to make you ponder the opportunities ahead – as well as the […]

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Guy Kawasaki’s 10 tips to master the art of innovation

November 15, 2017

Former chief evangelist of Apple, the speaker, entrepreneur, tech guru and best-selling author Guy Kawasaki offers insightful advice in his most popular talk “The Art of Innovation”.

How being multilingual can spur innovation

January 25, 2017

To help solve complex issues, why not learn a new language? Speaking more languages not only allows you to connect with people, but as bilingual brains also look and work differently from monolingual ones, it assists you in terms of problem-solving. The critical period hypothesis says that children use both hemispheres in language acquisition, giving […]

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McKinsey’s eight essentials of innovation

May 12, 2015

How relevant is innovation to you? According to McKinsey Insights, 84% of global executives believe innovation is extremely important, but only 6% are happy with their innovation performance. What can you do about this problem? In this presentation, McKinsey innovation expert Nathan Marston explains why innovation is ‘increasingly important to driving corporate growth’ and presents […]

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Our pick of the 7 best innovation podcasts of 2018

December 4, 2018

Podcasts have become an essential source of news, knowledge and inspiration for business leaders, innovation managers and entrepreneurs. As the year draws to a close, the Innovation Matrix team has picked the 7 best podcasts of 2018 to inspire you in the year ahead.

TED Interview with Kai-Fu Lee on the future of AI

Podcast: Kai-Fu Lee on the future of AI

July 3, 2019

In this recent TED Interview podcast, the curator of TED Chris Anderson speaks to technologist Kai-Fu Lee about the battle between the West and China in Artificial Intelligence, and what it means for the future of work.

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The best way to power a sustainable future?

May 5, 2015

‘[This is] the best tech keynote I’ve ever seen’, The Verge senior news editor T.C. Sottek remarked. No matter what speaking style you like, you need to watch this inspiring presentation by Tesla´s visionary CEO Elon Musk, which is likely to shape – and make a lasting mark on – history. Tesla Energy and its […]

Linda Hill gives a TED talk about collective genius

The power of the many: collective genius at the heart of innovation

February 15, 2018

What’s the secret behind innovation within a company? According to Linda Hill, professor at the Harvard Business School and co-author of “Collective Genius”, it is “unleashing the power of the many”.


Webinar: How to grow into the chief innovation officer’s role

June 23, 2015

With tight calendars and resources, chief innovation officers (CINOs) often face increasing challenges to make their firms evolve, while struggling to keep their positions. Focusing on hot spots to create value, connecting people to find new perspectives – from within and outside companies – and adding new topics to executive dialogues are keys to success, […]

Welcome to Gartner’s new podcast channel

October 6, 2016

Episode 1 discusses how chief information officers must take a leading role as organisations go digital. Episode 2 shares insights on technologies worth tracking, while the third introduces digital strategy leaders. There’s more already available on ThinkCast, Gartner’s new podcast channel. Gartner analysts and information technology (IT) newsmakers share insights and predictions, tell the latest […]

Where creativity comes from – by David Lynch and Patti Smith

February 4, 2015

Can a song just come to life as whole? Or do ideas come in fragments, and you have to flip them, one by one, as pieces of a larger puzzle? Invited by BBC Arts, director David Lynch and singer and visual artist Patti Smith met in Paris to talk about their creative methods and sources […]

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‘Get engaged in Next Generation Innovation: What do I need to get started?’

By Innovation Management This webinar details the preparation, types of issues to consider and fears and pitfalls involved in developing open innovation initiatives.

Webinar - Innovation in multinational organisations

‘How to Effectively Run Innovation Initiatives in Multinational Organisations’

This webinar presents a set of field-tested best practices of multinational companies that develop innovation initiatives across boundaries.

webinar - make innovation relevant

‘How to Make Innovations Business Relevant’

Top-line growth, bottom-line growth and business resilience are leading boardroom challenges. Learn how to align your innovation management efforts with these.

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‘Game changing: talent strategy from inspiration to implementation’

With Douglas Ready, MIT The ways that developing great talent matter and the business benefits of a better organisational climate are the main topics addressed in this webinar. More of the innovation@work Webinar Series by MIT Sloan Executive Education >

‘How the App Store recasts the consumer as the innovator’

Mack Talk by Scott Snyder With the App Store, users become inventors, says Scott Snyder, Mack Institute Senior Fellow. To thrive, firms have thus to embrace an ‘outside-in’ mentality.

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‘The Workforce Crisis of 2030 – and How to Start Solving It Now’

Human resource expert Rainer Strack says companies must adopt a ‘people advantage’, and this means starting now to change their business culture.

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Harvard Business Publishing launches Future Workforce podcast

November 14, 2019

Recognising that the success of the future of work relies on talent, Harvard Business Publishing has launched a new podcast series called Future Workforce.

Jim Hemerling gives a TED Talk about leading organisational change

Leading organisational change by putting people first

January 24, 2019

In what he calls an era of “always-on” transformation, organisational change expert Jim Hemerling outlines five strategic imperatives, all of which have one thing in common: putting people first.

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