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About Gijs van Wulfen

Gijs van Wulfen (1960; Dutch) is a keynote speaker on innovation and the founder of the FORTH innovation method, a proven structured way to ideate new products, services and business models. He is a LinkedIn Influencer with more than 260,000 followers worldwide and he was chosen in the top 10 of the International Top 40 Innovation Bloggers 3 years in a row. He is a best selling author on innovation with his latest book titled "The Innovation Expedition: A Visual Toolkit to Start Innovation."

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A New Approach to Business-Model Innovation

Of course you know business model innovation. It’s common practice among innovators. A lot of markets have been disrupted by new business models, often initiated by start-ups and new entrants: Airbnb disrupts the market for accommodation as you can rent online unique places to stay from local hosts in 190+ countries. In 2014, Airbnb had 25 million guests’ bookings. […]

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This Is What Makes an Idea Great

Generating ideas is wonderful. Remember those great EUREKA moments under the shower, while driving or just talking to others? Unfortunately, the hangover is always later when you present your ideas to others. They are often less enthusiast than you and raise a lot of “BUT”… questions. Or everybody within your organization says it’s a great idea, […]

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5 Simple Exercises to Break your Patterns

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. This wonderful quote of Leon C. Megginson is still so relevant in our fast changing world. That’s why it’s important for you to break your routines once in a while and […]

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The Biggest Obstacle to Innovation in One Word

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. This wonderful quote of Leon C. Megginson is still so relevant in this fast changing world. Trying to do things differently or to do different things within an organization is hard. Being […]

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How Do You Brainstorm Great Ideas?

Were you also part of a so-called “brainstorming sessions,” where both the process and the results were very disappointing? A lot of them are done in the wrong way. The spiritual father of the brainstorming technique is the American Alex Osborn. He describes when a group works together, the members should engage in a “brainstorm,” […]

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Workplace Politics Kills Innovation

As a manager in big companies I hated workplace politics. Among colleagues you compete for scarce budgets, scarce people and scarce promotion opportunities. This does not bring out the best in people, creating a lot of wrangling and maneuvering. Sometimes it even seems that internal competitors are more vicious than competitors in the market. Individual agendas […]

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When Innovation Fails and 10 Ways to Innovation Success

No one is able to stand still in this fast paced business environment. As business leader you’re looking for ways to innovate, but most of the time innovation fails. Innovation process-expert Robert Cooper shows that of every seven new product/service projects, about four enter development, 1.5 are launched, and only one succeeds. Innovation is so difficult […]

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Be Innovative and Act Conservative

I saw a lot of innovative people present business ideas in a very original way: playing a movie, doing a dance, making a painting, writing one huge post-it, making a newspaper, and even by doing a flash mob. Of course it’s a great idea to be original, but when you present your innovative business idea […]

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