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May 25, 2021

When we think of 'innovation', we tend to picture the bright ideas that people have in the bath. In reality, innovation is the product of hard work, collaborative effort and repeated failures.

In this week's episode of The Good Practice Podcast, Ross G and Owen explore innovation with Alan Cabello, Senior Research Fellow and Innovation Lecturer at ETH Zurich, and founder of SparkWorks and Sparkademy.

We discuss:

  • the environmental factors required for innovation to happen
  • how organizations can increase the chances of innovation taking place
  • what individuals can do to become more innovative.

Show notes

In 'What I Learned This Week', Owen recommended Stephen Johnson's book Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

If you're wondering what Ross was talkng about in response to Owen, he was mangling a reference from The Political Gabfest: 

Ross recommended Dungeons and Dragons as a team activity.

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