Innovation Blog

Can a Sportsman’s Dream Inspire a Solution for Humanity’s Most Pressing Problem – Access to Drinking Water?
December 5, 2013
By Petr Soukal, Principal I n 2005 I participated in Marathon des Sables, a six-day, 251 km ultra-marathon, which is the equivalent of six regular marathons. This multiday race is held every year in southern Morocco, in the Sahara desert,...
H3: “new hamburgology” + “not so fast food”
November 1, 2013
By Eduardo Costa, Principal Nothing new under the “fast food sun”? Look twice at H3 Hamburguer Gourmet. Innovation thinking can help us understand how they placed their brand and how they are successfully competing in an existing market by creating...
Innovation in Eastern Europe – Groceries in Poland
October 3, 2013
By Waldemar Wasiuk, Principal Even those who did not live it know the planned economies on our side of the Iron Curtain were no “centers of excellence” in terms of consumer choice. This is why, after the transformation in 1989,...
As Fit As Steel: Disruptive Social Innovation in Istanbul
September 18, 2013
By Tevfik Durmusoglu, Managing Director BMGI Turkey Steel: Nothing new under the sun? Steel has been around for 5,000 years. For centuries, it has been used to produce weapons and simple tools. Making one good sword took generations of experience,...
Organizing and Innovating for the Bottom of the Pyramid
September 4, 2013
Naresh Shahani Setting out to make cars affordable, 100 years ago, Henry Ford invented the assembly line and was able to produce cars in fifteen minute intervals. It is said he cut the price of cars by half – and...
Innovation in Action: How the Umbrella Got a New Look
August 21, 2013
Perry Giles We can probably all think of times when we have creatively solved one problem only to find that we need to solve another problem (perhaps one we just created) or that the solution leads us to another, even...