Addressing innovation strategy, and the relationship of innovation to society, creativity and leadership


Over the last three years, I taught Business & Innovation at postgraduate level at Ravensbourne University London. I have lectured on innovation at higher education institutions including Queen Mary, University of London; Cass Business School Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice; Goldsmiths, University of London; and the CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) Entrepreneur Lab.


I have written on innovation for the Guardian, BBC News Online, Nesta, the RSA Journal,, Green Futures, The Register and spiked. I am the co-author of BIG POTATOES: The London Manifesto for Innovation.


I am currently working with colleagues to launch a programme provisionally called the Innovation Society.

Between 2005–2009 I programmed and chaired the Innovation Reading Circle, aimed to help develop theory around innovation through rich, high-level and well-informed public discussion around key and related texts and discourses.

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I also programmed and chaired the Innovation Forum series, which was intended to facilitate progress by bringing together researchers and academics, technologists and designers, business people and marketers, policy-makers and administrators to share knowledge about their skills and current insights and projects. It supported the free exchange of ideas towards the end of improving people’s lives at home, at work and in society.