Innovative Government Won’t Come from Small Suppliers

Over at Management Matters, David Chassels has this to say about my guest post on my new book, [amazon_link id=”9814351105″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Sidestep and Twist[/amazon_link]: [quote]I do not think James quite understands what “real” innovation is about. First is to recognise from idea to a production ready product takes minimum 5 years more likely […]

An Update on Spigit EMEA

Today, I thought I’d make some comments on the progress of Spigit EMEA. I’ve been with the company, now, for almost 5 months. It has been something of a ride. As you know, I left the Civil Service to work for Spigit in the middle of January.  It was the culmination of many years of […]

From Public to Private: Relections on 30 days at Spigit

Some of you have asked me what the transition from public sector to a startup has been like. Others of you have been interested in what working at Spigit is like. So I thought I’d answer both questions today – the anniversary of my first month with the company. For me, the biggest difference between […]

Innovation at National Scale

This week, a new report which compares the innovation performance of the European Union’s member countries, emerging countries such as Brazil and China, and the US and Japan came out. Each country was assigned a score based on a range of national innovation “indicators”, things that included number of patents, doctoral degrees awarded, and similar. […]

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