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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 For most businesses "big strategies" are out of date within 18 months.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

Thought Leadership

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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Appetite For Innovation: 4 Strategic Initiatives To Improve Your Guest Experience

by Jamie Podhaizer, Kate Fairweather

The restaurant industry is facing new challenges as customers expect a great experience across every touchpoint and channel. Winning restaurants embrace technology to create the customer experience of the future, while finding new ways to diversify revenue, transform operations, and rethink store formats. At Fahrenheit 212, we have partnered with some of the best-in-class CDRs/FCs/QSRs to bring new experiences and products to market. In the process, we have identified four emergent business opportunities based on the ever-evolving landscape around us. If these key opportunities aren’t on your radar, or don’t occupy a line on your strat planning gantt, they should be. Read More

I have a colleague who likes to say that innovation is a contact sport – that behind the glitzy product launches and gilt-lined successes is sweat, toil, friction, uncertainty and discomfort.  And it’s only through these moments of ‘contact’ that truly new and transformative strategies, ideas and innovations can emerge.  So it was a joy to peek behind the curtain... Read More

We're excited to begin accepting project submissions for this year’s Fahrenheit X partnership. Each summer, Fahrenheit 212 deploys our talent and expertise to support the efforts of a mission-driven organization working to address intractable social challenges. Past partners in the Fahrenheit X program include Robin Hood, Teach for America, the City of New York, and The Guggenheim Museum. Read on for an overview of the program and how to apply. We’d love to work with you. Read More


A Year of Innovation Outcomes

by Fahrenheit 212

At Fahrenheit 212, we solve problems across the ever-changing landscape of Innovation from growth strategies and business model innovation to new customer experiences, products and services, across different sectors and geographies. Read More

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