Peter Fisk’s Blog

Be More Human … Joe Coulombe’s inspiring Trader Joes, the rise of Superhumans in Denmark, and the Future of Work

May 15, 2022

Human skills will grow in value – complex problem solving and creativity, emotional intelligence and partnership building. Let machines do the simple, repetitive tasks. In a world obsessed with the potential of technologies, it is human ingenuity that …

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Covid-19 almost killed Airbnb … but then the travel brand used the catalyst of change to drive new innovation and growth

May 4, 2022

Airbnb was on a roll. Born out of the financial crisis of 2008 when three young guys decided to offer airbeds to rent on their apartment floor, with a bowl of breakfast cereal thrown in as added value, to become a serious alternative to the world’s ste …

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Business Tools with Purpose … B Corps and Doughnuts, Conscious and Circular, Diverse and Inclusive, Net Positive and Actionable Impact

April 26, 2022

Purpose defines what the business contributes to the world, or equally, why the world would be a lesser place if the business did not exist. Purpose creates an enduring cause which the business is willing to fight for. For some this might be an urgent …

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Exploring the “Global 50” future opportunities … innovating in a world of quantum shifts, in search of growth, prosperity and wellbeing

April 1, 2022

“Over the past 50 years, humanity has witnessed exponential developments that have resulted in the sort of change that previously took 500 years to achieve. Our progress is advancing at an accelerated rate. The cumulative effect of creativity, technolo …

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The Tesla of strawberries, turning pollution into plastics, everyone is a designer … Inspired by the world’s most innovative companies of 2022

March 30, 2022

Fast Company has been my go-to source of business inspiration for the last 25 years. Back in the late 1990s every youthful business person was flocking to launch a start-up, to harness the power of the new technologies – the internet – to throw aside t …

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The Growing Power of Circularity … from Ecovative’s mushrooms to Lanzatech’s biofuels … 10 steps to more positive impact

March 17, 2022

The curse of plastic is everywhere – in our overflowing bins, along beaches, and in trees.  Retailers across the world have recognised the problem, charging for plastic bags in some countries, making plastics a criminal offence in others. Humans have p …

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Think it, make it … 3D printing is ready to transform manufacturing and supply chains … Who are the most innovative companies?

February 23, 2022

Imagine if anything could be made on demand – to order, in seconds, at home? Clothing. Maybe you will subscribe to the Prada design platform, which gives you access to thousands of clothing designs. Click to select the one you like, tweak it a little t …

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What is innovation? Connecting the dots … yet we spend most of our time collecting dots, not enough time connecting them

February 20, 2022

What is innovation? Sounds like an easy question. Or should be. But we still stumble over phrases like making ideas happen, solving problems, doing it profitably, or at least with a positive impact. And of course its easy to resort to Apple, or more sp …

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Building rocket ships to the future … from Spot the Dog to Daimler’s Lab1886 … the rise of innovation labs

February 15, 2022

Driving transformation is not easy as part of everyday business. Organisations therefore develop a range of alternative routes to creating more radical change, faster. Spot is a dog-like robot that can climb stairs and run across rough terrains, has 36 …

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Good to Great … the simple map that can take you from being a good company, to a great one … and the magic of flywheels

February 15, 2022

Jim Collins’ book “Good to Great” is regarded as one of the all time greats of business literature. At the heart of his approach, built on years of research, is a map. He spent decades exploring what makes great companies perform better.  The map is th …

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