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Prof Alf Rehn believes organisations should practise what he terms “deep innovation”.

When Finnish Prof Alf Rehn was asked to deliver a presentation on innovation to the executive team of a major US tech corporation, he decided to under(...)

Thomas Edison carefully fashioned an image as a hands-on inventor and built social capital with other inventors, financiers and wealthy families.

Many of those involved in innovation fail to win the funding, talent, technical support or other resources required to progress their plans, despite h(...)

Jiangling Motor Corporation’s   Land Wind and Jaguar Land Rover’s Range Rover  Evoque. Jaguar Land Rover   won a legal case in March to prevent the Chinese car brand from selling  its vehicle

The enormous and growing scale of the problem of counterfeiting throughout the EU – including Ireland – and its damaging effects on legitimate busines(...)

Incentives for consumers to purchase counterfeit goods and services include lower prices, easy access and low degrees of social stigma associated with such activity.

Counterfeiting and piracy are resulting in estimated annual sales losses of more than €900 million in Ireland, according to an EU report released on T(...)

New book by two Irish authors  aims to help entrepreneurs successfully navigate the start-up phase

Insufficient cash, poor research, the absence of a mentor and overestimating the size and accessibility of the market are amongst the key reasons busi(...)

Strategist Alexander Osterwalder says business plans are a way to maximise the risk of failure.

If you want to develop a successful business, one of the greatest mistakes you can make is to write a formal business plan. This seemingly counterint(...)

Ehospital patients benefit from high levels of clinical supervision yet enjoy a quieter environment with no nursing staff making night rounds.

In a nondescript block in Cleveland, Ohio, a handful of doctors and nurses clock-in at 7pm each evening for a 12-hour shift, keeping watch through the(...)

Ellen Pao, author of Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change. Her book gives a ground-breaking account of discrimination against women and other minority groups in the tech world. Photograph: Bloomberg

Business books get a bad rap and with good justification in many cases. Too many are churned out and original thinking is a rare commodity. They form(...)

Airbnb has close to 7,000 rentals available in Dublin, of which roughly half allow rental of the entire property. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is a rumour doing the rounds that Airbnb shot JR, and possibly JFK too. Thierry Henry’s handball that kept Ireland out of the 2010 World Cup in (...)

Software can take the drudgery out of the mechanics of chart-making, says says Harvard Business Review senior editor Scott Berinato.

There are lies, damned lies and statistics. It’s a maxim worth remembering when setting out in the corporate world. Businesses like to consider the s(...)

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