Almost everything you need to know about innovation in one place

Below you’ll find download links for 38 articles, 40 presentations, and 22 videos…

Innovation today is a buzzword. And we would even wager that in your company, the New Year’s speech included a statement quite like: “To grow and reach our objectives this year, and to protect our profit margins, we will need to be even more innovative.” It sounds logical, and it certainly isn’t a bad idea. But how will you make it happen?

There is a lot of information about innovation on the market. But which information is relevant for your company? What will work for you, for your teams, in your situation? This is why we decided to make a selection for you, out of the articles, presentation and videos available on the Web.

Of course, the Fast Bridge consultants are always at your service if you want to (re)start you innovation project at your company. Feel free to contact us, for any question on innovation.

Below you will find a (long) list of useful newsletters, articles, books and videos we hope you will find useful.

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Kind Regards,
Bryan Cassady  & Roger De Coninck
Fast Bridge


Let’s start with a good summary on Innovation.

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Over the last year,  we interviewed and researched innovation practices at over 120 companies. We have identified scientifically proven ways to increase your odds of innovation success. In this presentations you will learn:

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• How to increase speed and reduce risks.

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Newsletters on innovation

One of the easiest ways to stay on top of innovation is to subscribe to the wealth of free e-newsletters and blogs on the topic. These newsletters can help you constantly build perspective on innovation, as well as provide you and your team with ideas for growth.

A great monthly newsletter on innovation. FutureThink focuses on the “how to” of innovation by giving you the tools, tactics and techniques that you need to innovate on your own

Learn more about strategic and disruptive innovation research and theories by subscribing to Innosight’s Strategy & Innovation newsletter. produces a wealth of interesting articles and book reviews.

Innovation watch
The future will be radically different! Innovation Watch scans for early signals of change — reporting on trends in science, technology, business, society, global politics, and the environment.

Join the world’s largest idea spotting network… interesting ideas and thoughts published weekly.

Articles / Presentations we liked…

Note: Articles downloads are provided on other sites. The presentations have almost all been downloaded from Slideshare

Business modelling


Co-Creation And Creativity (Presentation / 2.1 mb)

Enterprise 2.0 As Innovation: Improving Collaboration And Knowledge Exchange (Presentation / 1.3 mb)

How To Make Something People Really Want… (Long 182 Pages) (Presentation / 32.4 mb)

Open Innovation Vs Experience Co-Creation (Presentation / 2.4 mb)

Manage Customer-Centric Innovation – Systematically (Article / 4.5 mb)

Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Compete and Grow in a New Era (Presentation / 3.9 mb)

Fun and general presentations

100 Inspirational Ideas… 1.5 Years Of Thinking And Stealing (Presentation / 16.2 mb)

Innovate Or Die: Ten Ways To Build Your Brand A Casket (Presentation / 2.2 mb)

The Art Of Innovation (Presentation / 9.6 mb)

15 Minute Crash Course In Innovation (Presentation / 7.5 mb)

Innovation Mash-up… A Collection Of Quotes And Ideas (Presentation / 2.2 mb)

Innovate The Steve Jobs Way (Presentation / 1.7 mb)

Stop The Innovation Wars By Vijay Govindarajan And Chris Trimble (Article / 4.5 mb)

Generating new ideas

Brainstorming For Fun And Profit (Presentation / 5.7 mb)

Chaos And Creativity (A Long Presentation 237 Pages) (Presentation / 26.3 mb)

Creative Design Thinking (Presentation / 6.8 mb)

Creative Genius-Rethinking Innovation With Leonardo Da Vinci (Presentation / 3.4 mb)

“The Creative Method And Systems V2

The Creative Method And Systems_ A Toolkit For The Age Of Ideas (Long 170 Pages) (Presentation / 31.9 mb)

Design Thinking For Start-ups (Presentation / 5.7 mb)

How To Be Creative (Presentation / 0.8 mb)

How To Have A Brilliant Brainstorm (Presentation / 6.2 mb)

“Six And A Half Philosophies Proposed For Design & Innovation (Presentation / 25.3 mb)

Thinking Inside The Box (Presentation / 2.8 mb)

Enlightened Experimentation: The New Imperative For Innovation (Article / 5.3 mb)

Effectuation And Venture Performance (Article / 0.7 mb) and venture performance.pdf

Un-managing, Unleashing The Creative Beast (Presentation / 9 mb)

How Gee Is Disrupting Itself By Jeffrey R. Immelt, Vijay Govindarajan, And Chris Trimble (Article / 0.2 mb) itself%5B1%5D.pdf

The Customer-Centered Innovation Map By Lance A. Bettencourt And Anthony W. Ulwick (Article / 0.2 mb)

How P&G Tripled Its Innovation Success Rate (Article / 2.8 mb)

Imitation Is More Valuable Than Innovation (Article / 0.1 mb)

Inspiring Innovation (Article / 0.1 mb)

10 Rules For Managing Global Innovation (Article / 3.1 mb)

Global Dynamics Of Innovation And Project Management (Article / 6 mb)

Getting The Most Out Of Innovation Abroad (Article / 2.6 mb) the most out of innovation abroad HBR.pdf

Innovations Holy Grail By C.K. Prahalad And R.A. Mashelkar (Article / 0.2 mb)

Marketing and innovation

A Useful Guide To Brand Utility (Presentation / 87 mb)

Brand Driven Innovation: Turning Vision Into Value (Presentation / 9 mb)

Innovation With Mental Models… Why Innovation Is Overrated (Presentation / 4.3 mb)

Future Labs View On Marketing Innovation (Presentation / 31.5 mb)

Research Markets A New Way To Test Ideas (Presentation / 0.2 mb) markets a new way to test ideas.pdf

A More Rational Approach To New-Product Development (Article / 4.5 mb)

The What, Why And How Of Management Innovation (Presentation / 3.7 mb)      _of_Management_Innovation___2006.pdf

Completing The Innovation Management Puzzle (Presentation / 1.7 mb)

Strategyn: What Is Outcome Driven Innovation? (Presentation / 0.4 mb) _ outcome driven innovation.pdf

Why Culture Is Key To Innovation (Presentation / 0.8 mb) culture is key (BoozCo).pdf

Finding Your Innovation Sweet Spot (Article / 5 mb) Innovation%20Sweet%20Spot.pdf

Reinventing Your Business Model (Article / 4.2 mb) _business_model.pdf

Market Orientation And Organizational Performance_ Is Innovation A Missing Link (Article / 2.2 mb) Orientation and Organizational Performance_ Is Innovation a Missing Link.pdf

Making Innovation Structures Work _Mckinsey (Article / 1.2 mb) innovation structures work _Mckinsey.pdf

The Innovation Value Chain By Morten T. Hansen And Julian Birkinshaw (Article / 0.3 mb)

Is It Real? Can We Win? Is It Worth Doing? By George S. Day (Article / 0.4 mb)

Innovation: The Classic Traps By Rosabeth Moss Kanter (Article / 0.5 mb)

Discovery-Driven Planning By Rita Gunther Mcgrath And Ian C. Macmillan (Article / 0.2 mb)

The Discipline Of Innovation By Peter F. Drucker (Article / 0.1 mb)

Innovation Killers: How Financial Tools Destroy Your Capacity To Do New Things By Clayton M. Christensen, Stephen P. Kaufman, And Willy C. Shih. (Article / 0.1 mb) 38_Innovation%20Killers.pdf

Innovation At The Speed Of Information (Article / 4.5 mb) Supp%20Reading.pdf

Organizing For Innovation (Article / 0.2 mb)

The Why, What, And How Of Management Innovation (Article / 4.5 mb) HBR_Gary_Hamel_The_Why_What_and_How_of_Management_Innovation_2006.pdf

Strategy and Innovation

A Framework For Strategic Innovation (Article / 0.2 mb) framework for strategic innovation.pdf

Innovation Moves Strategy (Linking Innovation To Balances Scorecards) (Presentation / 8 mb)

Strategic Innovation (Presentation / 0.5 mb)

How Open Innovation Can Help You Cope In Lean Times. (Article / 0.3 mb) Open%20Innovation%20Can%20Help%20You%20Cope%20in     %20Lean%20Times.pdf

Innovation As A Last Resort (Article / 0.2 mb)

Innovation Vs Complexity (Article / 0.3 mb)

Teams for innovation

How to Make Innovation A Way Of Life By Engaging The Creative Thinking Skills Of Every Individual (Presentation / 1.7 mb) byengagingthecreative thinkingskillsofeveryindividualminbasadur-091128134112-phpapp02.pdf

Making a Difference: Applying A Logic Of Diversity (Article / 0.1 mb) a difference_applying a logic of diversity.pdf

Innovation In Turbulent Times (Article / 4.1 mb)

Innovation Challenges Conformity (Article / 0.6 mb) challenges conformity.pdf

Understanding The Dynamics Of New Venture Top Management Teams (Article / 0.2 mb) the dynamics of new venture top management teams.pdf

Building Start-up ecosystems

Building a Startup Ecosystem: One Entrepreneur’s Playbook
The founder of Start-Up Chile explains what countries can do to build a Silicon Valley on their home turf.

 Building Startup Ecosystems + Investing in Tech Startups

Fostering a Startup and Innovation Ecosystem

 Innovation is everywhere – Malaysia Innovation Ecosystem and Startup Scene

 Singapore startup ecosystem and entrepreneur toolbox – Aug 2015

Kauffman Sketchbook – “StartupVille”


Chip Heath on change management
Author and Bright Sight Group speaker Chip Heath delivers talk based on his book ‘Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard’.

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An Evening with Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt (Computer History Museum)

Since joining Google in 2001, Eric Schmidt has helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley start-up to a global leader in technology. As executive chairman, he is responsible for the external matters of Google: building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership, as well as advising the CEO and senior leadership on business and policy issues. What does Schmidt see as the future of the internet giant, and how is Google changing to meet that vision? A wide-ranging conversation with Schmidt moderated by Computer History Museum’s CEO John Hollar. (1h 16m 17s)

Ray Kurzweil: How to Create a Mind (Authors at Google)

In How to Create a Mind, Ray Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most important project in human-machine civilization — reverse engineering the brain to understand precisely how it works and using that knowledge to create even more intelligent machines. Kurzweil discusses how the brain functions, how the mind emerges from the brain, and the implications of vastly increasing the powers of our intelligence in addressing the world’s problems. (1h 19m 4s)

Elon Musk: The Future of Energy and Transport (Oxford Martin School)

Elon Musk, the Founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, and Chairman of SolarCity, talks from his own experiences at the forefront of technology and innovation about what kind of technological transformations are just around the corner and how these can help address the world’s critical challenges. At SpaceX, Elon is the chief designer, overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft for missions to Earth orbit and ultimately to other planets. SpaceX is the first commercial company to have successfully recovered a spacecraft from Earth orbit (in 2010) and to have docked with the International Space Station (in 2012). At Tesla, Elon has overseen product development and design from the beginning. Transitioning to a sustainable energy economy, in which electric vehicles play a pivotal role, has been one of his central interests for almost two decades. In addition, Elon is the non-executive chairman and principal shareholder of SolarCity, which he helped create. SolarCity is now the leading provider of solar power systems in the United States. Prior to SpaceX, Elon co-founded PayPal, the world’s leading Internet payment system, and served as the company’s Chairman and CEO. Before PayPal, he co-founded Zip2, a provider of Internet software to the media industry. (1h 26m 19s)

Jeanne van Heeswijk: Connecting with Community

Jeanne van Heeswijk describes herself as an artist rather than a designer, yet she uses the tools of design to build coalitions within communities to create lively and diversified public spaces. The video shows her remarkable ability to connect to a community, giving them ways to participate in designing solutions for themselves. (5m 30s)

Jeremy Heimans: Aim Higher Than President (TEDxTeen)

Jeremy Heimans (@jeremyheimans) is co-founder and CEO of, the world’s leading incubator for social movements and new experiments in mass digital participation. Jeremy has been building movements since he was a precocious little brat in his native Australia, running media campaigns and lobbying politicians from the age of eight on issues like environmental degradation and nuclear proliferation. His voice has since broken but those global problems persist, so Jeremy co-founded, the world’s largest online political movement with more than 15 million members, and, the Australian political movement with more members than all Australia’s political parties combined. Jeremy now leads the team at Purpose. The World Economic Forum at Davos has named Jeremy a Young Global Leader and in 2011 he was awarded the Ford Foundation’s 75th Anniversary Visionary Award. In 2012, Fast Company named him one of the Most Creative People in Business. Jeremy’s career began with strategy consultants McKinsey and Company. He is a graduate of Harvard University and University of Sydney, and is a citizen of Australia and the Netherlands. (15m 30s)

Matt Mills: Image Recognition That Triggers Augmented Reality (TED)

Matt Mills and Tamara Roukaerts demonstrate Aurasma, a new augmented reality tool that can seamlessly animate the world as seen through a Smartphone. Going beyond previous augmented reality, their “auras” can do everything from making a painting talk to overlaying live news onto a printed newspaper. (8m 6s)

Steven Johnson – Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age (Authors at Google)

Steven Johnson paints a compelling portrait of a new political worldview — influenced by the success and interconnectedness of the Internet, but not dependent on high-tech solutions — that breaks with the conventional categories of liberal or conservative thinking. At a time when the conventional wisdom holds that the political system is hopelessly gridlocked with old ideas, Future Perfect makes the timely and inspiring case that progress is still possible, and that new solutions are on the rise. This is a hopeful, affirmative outlook for the future, from one of the most brilliant and inspiring visionaries of contemporary culture. (5m 31s)

3D-Printed Optically-Enabled Interactive Objects (Disney Research)

Printed Optics is a new approach to creating custom optical elements for interactive devices using 3D printing. Printed Optics enable sensing, display, and illumination elements to be directly embedded in the body of an interactive device. Using these elements, unique display surfaces, novel illumination techniques, custom optical sensors, and robust embedded components can be digitally fabricated for rapid, high fidelity, customized interactive devices. (3m 27s)

Gerd Leonhard – Friction is Fiction: The Future of Business, Communications and Media (TEDxWarwick)

The WSJ calls Futurist, Author and CEO of The Futures Agency Gerd Leonhard “one of the leading media-futurists in the world”. Gerd is considered a thought-leader and global influencer in the media / content, technology, marketing & communications, telecom, and cultural industries, with a client list that includes many leading global companies. He is also an author, a strategic advisor, and a visiting Professor at Fundação Dom Cabral (São Paulo, Brazil). He lives in Basel, Switzerland, and on the airplane. (14m)

Richard Florida: Why Creativity is the New Economy (RSA)

Dr Richard Florida, one of the worlds’s leading experts on economic competitiveness, demographic trends and cultural and technological innovation shows how developing the full human and creative capabilities of each individual, combined with institutional supports such as commercial innovation and new industry, will put us back on the path to economic and social prosperity. (29m 10s)

Authors@Google: Judy Estrin Closing the Innovation Gap

A technology pioneer and business leader, Estrin describes in Closing the Innovation Gap what will be required to reignite the spark of innovation in business, education, and government–ensuring our long-term success in the global economy. Innovation does not occur in a vacuum. It grows from the interplay of three drivers of creative change–research, development, and application. Estrin calls this dynamic the Innovation Ecosystem, explaining how these communities work together to create sustainable innovation.

Judy Estrin is CEO of JLABS, LLC. She cofounded seven technology companies and was chief technology officer at Cisco Systems. Serving on the board of directors of The Walt Disney Corporation and FedEx Corporation, Estrin is also a member of the technology advisory boards of Stanford’s School of Engineering and Bio-X campus-wide interdisciplinary initiative. She has been named three times to Fortune magazine’s list of the 50 most powerful women in American business. This event took place in Mt View on September 18, 2008

Carl Bass: The New Rules of Innovation

Innovation keynote speaker Jeremy Gutsche is an innovation expert, futurist, trends expert, founder of and “one of North America’s most requested keynote speakers.” In this innovation keynote speech, Jeremy is speaking for 3,000 Meetings Professional International members sampling his: strategy, marketing and innovation keynote speech, Exploiting Chaos.

Innovation at Google

Innovation in reverse

Vijay Govindarajan, of Dartmouth College, and Beth Comstock, of GE, consider what happens when the locus of innovation shifts to the developing world. The session was moderated by Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, China business and finance editor for The Economist, at The Economist’s Ideas Economy: Innovation 2012 event in Berkeley, California.

Scott Berkun Lecture: The Myths of Innovation

Author and Carnegie Mellon alum Scott Berkun shows that much of what we know about innovation is wrong as he explores the history of innovation and creative thinking. Featuring: Scott Berkun

John Cleese on Creativity

“Telling people how to be creative is easy – being creative is difficult.” John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer.

Many people think you are either born with creativity or you aren’t. But John Cleese explains how to become creative. John Cleese – a lecture on Creativity: In the video, he talks about such thing as the unconscious mind.

A great collection of inspiring videos on innovation

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