2009: A personal review

Well, I’m back from Austria, and I can tell you, the skiing there was awesome. And I know those of you with families will probably be horrified to know this, but I have to say that taking oneself off during Christmas and not having to do more than calling a few people back home was […]

I’m stranded, but thanks!

I’m stranded due to snow in Manchester. Rumour is that the airport has run out of runway de-icing fluid. I suppose that doesn’t matter, because I’ve also heard that at Heathrow Terminal 5, they’ve run out of staff to man gates, because everyone is running up and down runways doing de-icing. Isn’t it interesting how […]

Terrible Innovator No: 6 – The Cowboy

The following is the last excerpt from Innovation and the Future Proof Bank in my series on terrible innovation employees I identify six archetypal innovation employees you should watch out for, and the last is “The Cowboy”.  From Chapter 9: The final kind of innovator to watch out for is the Cowboy.  Such individuals are […]

Terrible Innovator No. 5: The Defeatist

The following is the latest excerpt from Innovation and the Future Proof Bank. I identify six archetypal innovation employees you should watch out for, and the fifth is “The Defeatist”.  From Chapter 9: If you got to choose the kind of bad innovator you hired by mistake, you’d want the defeatist. The only danger that […]

Terrible Innovator No. 4: The Lone Ranger

The following is a brief excerpt from Innovation and the Future Proof Bank, my text on corporate innovation. I identify six archetypes you should watch out for, and the fourth is “The Lone Ranger”.  From Chapter 9: Another kind of poor innovation performer is the Lone Ranger. Lone Rangers are innovators who prefer to work […]

Future leaders, and IT contradicts

Interrupting my series of Terrible Innovators for a moment, you may be interested in these recent things: Over at Computing magazine, I write about the future of IT leadership, specifically, that in an era where the ownership of IT systems is becoming unclear, the role of technologies leaders is also becoming blurred. Do they have […]

Terrible Innovator #3: the consultant

The following is a brief excerpt from Innovation and the Future Proof Bank, my text on corporate innovation. I identify six archetypes you should watch out for, and the third is “The Consultant”.  From Chapter 9: At the other end of the scale (from the Gadgeteer), you have consultant-innovators. They don’t focus on the answer […]

Terrible Innovator #2: The Talker

The following is a brief excerpt from Innovation and the Future Proof Bank, my text on corporate innovation. I identify six archetypes you should watch out for, and the second is “The Talker”.  From Chapter 9: Now we come to the Talker, one of the most destructive of all innovators. The talker is a superlative […]

Terrible Innovator #1: The Gadgeteer

The following is a brief excerpt from Innovation and the Future Proof Bank, my text on corporate innovation. I identify six archetypes you should watch out for, and the first is “The Gadgeteer”.  From Chapter 9: When you have an innovator who focuses most of their time on the latest and greatest technological thing, you […]

futureproofbank.com

Today, the microsite for my new book Innovation and the Futureproof Bank is live. There’s new content there, including the first chapter, the index, the preface of the book and the first reviews that have come in. Go to www.futureproofbank.com if you’re interested.

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