When I say, men get hired, promoted and funded on potential; women get hired, promoted and funded on proof, and not even then – THIS IS WHAT I MEAN. ‚
„I was in this position where I was making studios a lot of money, and I had for years and years, and they didn’t take me seriously as a filmmaker. Somehow, they didn’t think that 25 years of experience could add up to some inherent knowledge of what movies work and how to keep them on budget,“ Reese Witherspoon says, before adding: „And you think about the kind of guys who come out of Sundance and get gigantic jobs off of one, like, ‚Oh, I see the potential.‘ „
„Innovation is hard. Many businesses set up initiatives to appear innovative by experimenting with new high profile technology, as opposed to actually being innovative by developing a strategy that responds to customer needs, technology and the market.“
That sentence stroke me as I have experienced „innovation theatre“ quite often in my professional life. While being full of magic, glitter and unicorns these initiatives lack focus on what really matters: The customer and longterm business value. For me it was always challenging to fully embrace those innovation theatre ideas as I have the strong belief that true innovation is not using the latest gadgets but daring to question old paths and reinventing the customer experience.
In this guide, 383 examines what exactly is meant by ‘innovation’, how to ensure your organisation is ready to navigate what can be a difficult and often misunderstood process, and explore how a leading UK train company managed to create an industry-leading startup collaboration initiative to great success.