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My potted career story

I spent the first 12 years of my career, post Law Degree, at a “startup” mobile operator called One2One. It was a joint venture between Cable & Wireless and US West and it became a pioneer in launching the first UK consumer-targeted mobile phone in 1993. It became T-Mobile and is now EE. During my […]

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How Science PhDs embraced business thinking

Are you thinking about how to commercialise your research? Perhaps you wonder how to turn an idea into a commercial product or service? Fancy yourself as an innovator? Or just want a better understanding of business in practice? Perhaps you just want to make the world a better place? These teaser questions were posed to […]

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Physics PhDs: Science brains go commercial

My Practical Innovation workshop scored very well last week with Sepnet 2nd Year Physics PhDs, so I was asked to share more about what went on: Positioned for those who wanted to change the world through innovation; commercialise an idea or just find out more about business, participants told us this was a “…fun, engaging, […]

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Case study for DIY Research & reminder: Don’t forget data mining!

I have found myself being a little nostalgic over the past month, both as a result of going to a “25 years since launch” reunion of Mercury one2one (the first mass consumer mobile offering in the UK – which morphed to T-Mobile and then to EE) and through collaboration with Tristan Kromer of Kromatic.  I […]

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What Product Doctor did in 2017…

I spent the largest part of 2017 in corporate-land working with different levels of the organisation to embed the decision making structures, behaviours, processes and leadership required to enable teams on the ground to embed a more “lean” practice. It can be dangerous to coach teams on the ground to adopt lean innovation practice without […]

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What Product Doctor did in 2016

In 2016, as Product Doctor, I worked with an interesting and diverse range of clients: As a Product Coach at Pearson Education I continued to work with teams across the business to improve efficient and effective decision-making deploying best lean practice. Some call it the “Lean Enterprise”. It strikes me, having worked out of Hong […]

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World First Workshop

Synthesising what we learnt about real customers from practice research interviews held during our Customer Development Workshop.   Reflections: How the team felt they could improve their own research skills – thanks to observers for both keeping quiet during the customer interviews and providing such great feedback back to the interviewers!

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