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Cecilia Thirlway

Cecilia Thirlway

I'm interested in everything, but particularly in innovation, technology and intra/entrepreneurship. I can (and will!) chat with anyone, whether in a boardroom, meeting room, classroom or just over a beer. I love finding out about people, ideas and organisations and creating stories to connect them all.

Recent posts by Cecilia Thirlway:

by Cecilia Thirlway, on 04-Jun-2019 12:11:21

Innovation isn't just about moonshots and disruptions. Expanding existing capabilities and realising smaller, less radical projects can still create value for your organisation. Here's how the three levels of ambition can help ensure balance in …

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Topics:businessinnovationinnovation managementhorizonssustaining innovationradical innovationtransformational innovationInnovation Ambition Matrixadjacent innovationincremental innovationinnovation ambitioncore innovation

by Cecilia Thirlway, on 30-May-2019 10:32:48

The innovation process frequently starts with a new idea, a flash of inspiration or a fresh perspective that can be difficult to engineer. In this article we outline some tips on how to help …

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Topics:creative thinkingcreativityidea managementideasideationdivergent thinking

by Cecilia Thirlway, on 15-May-2019 12:18:48

We take a look at where the three horizons framework comes from and what it is, as well as some of the current thinking around it, to help you apply …

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Topics:businessinnovationinnovation managementgoalshorizonsportfolio managementgrowthsustaining innovationradical innovation

by Cecilia Thirlway, on 10-May-2019 12:47:58

Determining your innovation goals can be a challenge in itself, so here are some tips to help you focus on the problems that really need solving. All organisations have challenges, but …

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Topics:businessinnovationchallengecreative problem solvinginnovation managementgoals

by Cecilia Thirlway, on 26-Apr-2019 17:07:10

Research has shown that innovation projects are much more likely to succeed when senior leaders are heavily involved and engaged. So here are several tips to make sure your leadership is …

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Topics:innovationproject managementinnovation managementleadership

by Cecilia Thirlway, on 17-Apr-2019 12:41:33

Taking MIT's innovative approach to office heating as an example, we look at ways to redefine the problem you're looking to solve, to generate truly creative ideas. How you describe your innovation challenge is …

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Topics:idea managementinnovationchallengecreative problem solving

by Cecilia Thirlway, on 25-Nov-2018 17:04:00

It turns out that knowing the answer to that question is incredibly useful: for individuals, for managers, and for anyone hoping to build a culture of innovation in their organisation …

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Topics:creative thinkingidea managementinnovation

by Cecilia Thirlway, on 05-Apr-2018 16:34:39

MIT launched its 2018 Solve Challenges recently, and as ever, they reflect some of the bigger issues of our times. Solve is MIT’s open innovation marketplace, connecting innovators with resources …

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Topics:creative thinkingfeaturedinnovation

by Cecilia Thirlway, on 24-Mar-2018 17:36:00

Picture credit: Tash Willcocks, Hyper Island I’ve just come back from the IRM Innovation, Business Change and Technology conference, where Solverboard was exhibiting, and I am a broken woman. Three …

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by Cecilia Thirlway, on 20-Feb-2018 14:24:58

Have you been watching Altered Carbon? Going by the amount of online chat many millions of us are, so chances are you’re one of them. (If you’re not watching it …

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Topics:creative thinkingfeaturedinnovation


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