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Innovation Delivery Resources

“Successful innovation is the adoption of a new practice by a community ” – Denning and Dunham

We have all the technology we need to shift to an economy that consumes greenhouse gases and regenerates ecosystems.

The fundamental challenge is delivering innovation inside the self-conserving human systems that we call “industry” and “business”.

Innovation Delivery – Principles


The art and science of change-making

(Updated 20 July 2018: gamification, behavioural economics) The...Read More


Is “government action on climate change” enough?

Last week I read yet another social media...Read More


If I’m logical enough, long enough then they’ll listen! Won’t they???

It’s a lovely illusion – the myth of...Read More


Points of power for change-makers

Talking regenerative business and systems thinking the other...Read More


What the bleep is biomimicry?

Biomimicry is a label for a design process...Read More


The prime entrepreneurial pattern

(Adapted from The Prime Innovation Pattern in The...Read More


6 ways to screw up any sustainability message

Not getting the results you want?  Maybe there’s...Read More


Entrepreneuring and behaviour change

Being an entrepreneur is fundamentally about being in...Read More


Language, being and the business of sustainability

At the heart of all sustainability challenges is the...Read More


If you can talk, you can change the world…

There’s a proverb from Zimbabwe that my singing...Read More

Innovation Delivery – Practices

Pitch Anything - Oren Klaff

How Bill McDonough got a green roof approved at Ford in 3 minutes

Bill McDonough is the co-author of the awesome...Read More

Visit Tomorrowland

The power of getting the boss hooked on sustainability

Back in 1993, a research assistant working at...Read More


Win the climate change battle by winning the economic war

Smart, AI-enabled technology has now been combined with...Read More


Food court food waste – new system, big reductions

This Fifth Estate story –  JLL cracks the...Read More


River swimming and communication

Engaging people in change is a learnable craft. ...Read More


Othering, opportunity and Project Drawdown

Yes, another post about Drawdown – but this...Read More


Innovation is more than invention

Entrepreneur the change you want to see in the world” - Leigh Baker

Whether you’re an overt entrepreneur or a smart intrapreneur, you’re in the change game. All the inventing we need in order to regenerate the ecosystems we live in has been done.

The bigger game is change – changing the behaviour of the human systems we call “business” and “the economy”.

And human beings are automatically suspicious of external change. This isn’t a logical thing, it’s deeply wired in our biology and our neurology.

First they ignore you,then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.​ -Nicholas Klein

The idea of “rational” human beings making “sound economic decisions” died decades ago. (Ask any copywriter.)

The smarter you learn to work WITH human systems, the bigger your impact will be.

Enabling change is a set of learnable skills

You don’t have to have magical charisma to inspire people – you do need skill.

You need skills in communication, motivation, behaviour change and project delivery. Learnable skills.

There’s a rapidly growing knowledge base on successful innovation delivery that’s been building since the 1960s – and before.

Marketing, social psychology, entrepreneurship, neurobiology and philosophy all provide valuable tools for smarter, change-makers to improve their capability.

Find out which skills and tools you need to increase your productivity.

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Leigh Baker Founder, Balance3

Minimise risk,
maximise reward

Human systems are biologically wired to conserve the status quo – until something better comes along.

Many sustainability messaging practices inherited from the 20th century are just out of date. They assume:

  • Knowing = doing
  • Future existential threat changes behaviour
  • Governments create innovation

21st century sustainability is increasingly about solutions, opportunity, innovation and win/win/win design.


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