Many students are reluctant to the idea of an internship. A lot of them have the wrong idea of what working as an intern is like. First of all, get rid of the stereotype of the student whose tasks ...
Fast Bridge Consulting
2 Students wanted to do research for a new book/course on Innovation management
I personally led the creation of 8 successful companies in 6 countries
Award winning teacher: KU Leuven, Solvay, The European Innovation Academy and The Founder Institute.
Business development, Strategy and Digital Transformation work with companies like P&G,Unilever, L’Oreal, Eastman Chemicals, Orange, IBA, Bpost, Test Achats and over 200 more
I am writing a new book called CYCLES this book is about helping any company learn the skills they need do rapid cycles of business development to grow small ideas into big ideas.
The book is divided into 4 sections that I call the ABCS of Innovation
A is for Alignment. If innovation is to succeed, everyone in the company must be thinking and working together towards a common goal.
B is for Build. Ideas build into theories. Theories systematically build into new products and processes.
C is for Communicate and Check. If you are going to successfully translate ideas into practical changes, you must be able to clearly communicate what you are trying to do and why. When you are testing theories, you will constantly check that you are achieving what you set out to do.
S is for Systems. Successful innovation is not random or subject to chance. It is the result of a methodical process of identifying, evaluating, implementing and testing. This process of systematic improvement must become embedded in every level of company ethos and operations.
I am looking for 2 students to research and writing for the Build and Communicate and Check sections of the book.
What would be your role
Do research and help write the draft chapters
Provide views and advice on the content of the book
Turn chapters into short presentations
Review work done by me and other co-authors
For reference, here is a list of the chapters in these 2 sections of the book
How to Build ideas/ innovation
Defining your Innovation challenge | Do you really have a problem to solve
Good ideas usually start at home | The best place to start is with what you have, not what you want to have
No more brain drains. It is time to start building ideas | If you want more and better ideas, look for stimulus and diversity
It is what you do, not what you think about doing that matters | It is what you do, not what you think about doing that matters
Communicating and Checking ideas/ Innovation
How to make people understand | 4Ps and storytelling - 2 smart ways to help understand
I'll believe it when I see it vs. I'll see it when I believe it - research | How to get past your biases to run useful research
Instead of running so fast, take a break | How to measure progress and use these measurements to build better ideas
Shoot your puppies and move on | Why killing ideas is as important as building new ideas.. and how to do it
We are looking for someone interested in management consulting and Innovation
- Knowledge of Innovation Management (or a desire to learn quickly)
- Close to perfect written English
- Good graphic design skills and a willingness to learn some on-line graphics programs
- A good sense of humor and desire to make things happen
€400/ month full time
€200 / month if part-time
Plus you will get training from leading expert in marketing innovation / new product marketing
(Head Mentor European Innovation Academy, Director the Founder Institute, Professor KU Lueven, and Solvay)
Articles you may want to read
Internship or no internship? That is the question
Participate to the scholarship programme "A Closer Europe" !
GoEuro, the online travel platform which compares and combines air, rail and bus travel, has this month launched their “A Closer Europe” scholarship programme.
- English: excellent