How to generate ideas – tools and techniques for ideation

By Cecilia Thirlway on 23 September 2019

Topics: idea management, ideas, ideation, innovation, divergent thinking, five whys, convergent thinking, SCAMPER, 3-12-3, Lotus Blossom

You'll want to capture all the ideas that emerge from your organisation, as and when they arise, but here are nine ways to give the process a helping hand.
Read more

What makes a good hypothesis?

By Cecilia Thirlway on 05 September 2019

Topics: innovation, The Lean Startup, experiments, hypothesis

A carefully chosen and well-written hypothesis makes it easy to design an experiment to test and learn from. So here are six steps to follow when crafting your prediction.
Read more

Experiments in innovation

By Cecilia Thirlway on 22 August 2019

Topics: innovation, The Lean Startup, Eric Ries, MVP, experiments, Minimum Viable Product

Returning to The Lean Startup for reference, we explore the idea of experimentation in the innovation process and focus on one particular form of experiment: the Minimum Viable Product (MVP). 
Read more

What is disruptive innovation?

By Cecilia Thirlway on 01 August 2019

Topics: innovation, radical innovation, transformational innovation, disruptive innovation, Clayton Christensen

Taking EasyJet as an example, we look at the concept first described by Joseph Bower and Clayton Christensen in 1995, and how it differs from radical or transformational innovation. 
Read more

What is The Lean Startup?

By Cecilia Thirlway on 19 July 2019

Topics: innovation, business management, The Lean Startup, Eric Ries, agile, books

As Eric Ries and Steve Blank introduced principles of lean manufacturing and agile development to the innovation process, it's well worth understanding the roots and concepts behind this popular methodology
Read more

Subscribe to our free innovation newsletter