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Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes panel discussion with the authors of the most recent GInI-published book The Other Side of Growth: An Innovator’s Responsibilities In An Emerging World.

The book presents nine unique perspectives on the emerging considerations that innovators and business leaders have to think about as they strategize their future growth and innovation plans, as well as the key questions they should be asking themselves about the impacts their new innovations will have on all stakeholders.

In this behind-the-scenes panel & Q&A, each author explains their key chapter points, followed by open discussion with guests about the book.

The nine leading thought leader authors include:

  • Anthony Mills
    Executive Director of GInI
  • Dr. Larry Schmitt
    Principal at The Inovo Group
  • Dr. Bettina von Stamm
    Founder of The Innovation Leadership Forum
  • Steve Wells
    Director of Insights at Legacy Innovation Group
  • Mick Simonelli
    Principal at Simonelli Innovations
  • Teresa Spangler
    Principal at The PlazaBridge Group
  • Michael Graber
    Principal at Southern Growth Studio
  • Bryan Mattimore
    Principal at The Growth Engine
  • Mike Pinder
    Senior Innovation Strategist & Consultant

Chapter 8: Innovation Has A Much Bigger Role To Play

I discuss how the innovation process needs to evolve to tackle the most pressing complex and ‘wicked problems’ facing us today whilst discussing the key enablers and barriers to corporate innovation practice. I introduce a conceptual re-framing of the innovation process to move away from simple customer centricity, to considering complex ecosystems as the source of innovation problem solving effort. I hope the work inspires others to take up the challenge of advancing the innovation field of practice towards the grand challenges ahead.

The wider book addresses the need for global business leaders to re-think the broader creative destruction consequences new innovation can bring. Driven by environmental, social and ecosystems thinking on the practice of innovation itself, each author provides a critical lens and perspective on corporate innovation moving forward today.

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Mike Pinder

Mike Pinder is a cross-industry business innovation expert & consultant, thought leader, author, lecturer & international keynote speaker on innovation. He's driven by using innovation to leave the world a better place than we found it. Mike is a co-founder of Wicked Acceleration Labs (an industry-academia research lab aimed at tackling wicked problems), Member of Board of Advisors at Global Innovation Institute (GInI), & Honorary Practice Fellow at Imperial College London Business School. Mike consults and leads across innovation strategy, Design Thinking, Lean Start-up, Business Model Innovation in both B2B and B2C, guiding c-level innovation strategy, innovation accelerator design, co-creation, capability programs, academic research, executive education (Exec Ed) university program design, intrapreneurship, digital transformation, sprints & more.