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When Disruption Hits Your Business Model – Surviving The Collision

by Tobias Rooney, Tom Gray

So much has been said about disruptive innovation, that it can sometimes feel that to be in a traditional, scaled business is to somehow be on a fast track to extinction. In fact, scaled businesses are remarkable success stories – to have survived from start-up to profitable-at-scale is no mean feat. The threat of disruption might be existential, but that... Read More

This month Fahrenheit 212 will be celebrating its one-year anniversary since opening its doors in Paris. As part of the first innovation pod, I wanted to reflect upon the work we have achieved and crystallize my key learnings. Shifting from a management to an innovation consulting company was no mean feat. But in this new challenge I noticed unexpected similarities... Read More

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The Theory of Fragmented Strategies

by Kariappa Bheemaiah

“From the earliest traceable cosmical changes down to the latest results of civilization, we shall find that the transformation of the homogeneous into the heterogeneous is that in which progress consists” When Herbert Spencer wrote these words in his iconic book, Progress (1857), he was arguing for the concept of change to be seen as a general phenomenon, as a... Read More


Voices of Fahrenheit: Viresh Chopra

by Claire Poland

Fahrenheit 212 has the best and brightest innovators in the world. We hail from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and industries, but are connected by a shared passion to make things better, and to make better things. Voices of Fahrenheit is a series that shares perspectives from the individuals behind the innovations at Fahrenheit 212 to give you a glimpse into their... Read More

Why Innovation Matters

by Courtney Pace, Matt Krieg

Imagine a world where markets are so efficient there are no longer undervalued assets. Where you have too much capital, too few assets to chase, and impatient LPs. You have to overpay for every deal to win it. There are limited options to optimize the targets you find and limited room to juice returns with additional leverage. A world where... Read More

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Big Strategy Is Dead

by Tobias Rooney

Who still writes 5-year strategy plans? For most businesses "big strategies" are out of date within 18 months. Does this mean we are "post-strategy?" Are we in an age where we "just do it"?  Some consultancies might urge big businesses to "act like a start-up" and just get out and do stuff, but this is the opposite of what successful start-ups actually... Read More

Critical thinking is a capability that can support businesses to identify bigger growth opportunities, because it helps us to ask better questions and make more informed judgements. It is a much needed counterweight to the celebration of speed and iterative working promoted by lean startup Read More

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Rethinking Design Thinking

by Mark Payne

Design Thinking, the widely celebrated innovation model built on observation and prototyping, seems overdue to be assessed with the same scrutiny and iterative spirit it asks us to aim at everything else. Time now to say, ok, we’ve used Design Thinking and prototyped this thing… what have we learned about creating new products, new services and new businesses? What’s working... Read More

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Gen Z Will Reinvent Your Business. Here’s How.

by Tom Gray, Franz Luquet

Gen Z aren’t simply important because they’re the customers of tomorrow. A few recent Growth Strategy projects have made us realise that people born between 1995 and 2012 are essential to businesses today because they are the first generation of children who know what the future will be made of.   What we’re interested in is not so much the... Read More

Sometimes you see something that sets off a chain reaction of events in your mind, bringing the future into sharp relief. One Friday last month, such a thing happened when I took some time out in the middle of my day to pay a visit to what will likely be described in years to come as a historic flashpoint in... Read More

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