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The UBS Future of Finance Challenge Goes Global

This week has been intense but fun. We helped to organise and host four launch events for the UBS Future of Finance Challenge around the world attracting over 350 attendees, starting last Tuesday evening in Zurich, Wednesday evening in ...

Risks, Rewards and Responsibility

It is sometimes said that in the private sector, the rewards of innovation are privatised, and the risks are socialised. Whereas in the public sector, the situation is reversed. Risk get privatised, and the rewards are socialised*. In other words, in ...

Introducing the UBS Future of Finance Challenge

We are very pleased and proud to be able to share the details of The UBS Future of Finance Challenge which launched globally yesterday. It's been the culmination of an intense burst of effort and it's exciting to finally be ...

Six ways to co-create with your customers

How can you buy from, as well as sell to your customers? This question is counterintuitive for many businesses, yet a growing group of pioneering companies are starting to learn that when engaged in the right way, your customers can in fact be your best source of
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Always hopeful yet discontent…

The need for innovation never ceases. Whether it’s the pressure to find the next billion dollar business, or to find out how to most effectively support the most vulnerable people in our local community, there is always a very long list ...

Why not here? Why not now?

Why not here? Why not now? These two simple questions formed the theme for last Friday's TEDxGlasgow at the amazing Tramway theatre which attracted 600 people and featured a series of diverse and engaging talks from the likes of Mark Beaumont, Judy Murray (below) and ...

Customer co-creation: better out than in

Customer co-creation is increasingly better, cheaper and faster than traditional internal innovation efforts in three significant ways:
Firstly you can gauge interest from actual end customers before you invest in the risky and expensive bit of launching a new product or service. You
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TEDxGlasgow Labs

We are very excited to be the Labs partner for TEDxGlasgow on June 12th at the Tramway Theatre. The theme will be "Why Not Here?" and we will be exploring some very important and interesting challenges throughout the Labs with some ...

5 steps to building a crowd-powered business

It’s never been easier to access the best ideas, the best people or the best technologies anywhere in the world. There is literally infinite potential in the crowd of people both inside and outside of your organisation. Yet participating with ‘the crowd’ can be completely overwhelming so most people and most ...

The Altruism Economy

“Selfishness beats altruism within groups: that’s the problem. Altruistic groups beat selfish groups: that’s the solution.” David S Wilson, Binghamton University Self-interest is so hardwired into our economy that it's easy to portray altruism as fluffy and irrelevant. Yet on the contrary, altruism is the smartest strategy of any group – a company ...