Brendan Dunphy

Chief Innovation Officer, Frost & Sullivan Ltd
Nice, France

About Brendan

I'm passionate about

Accelerating the spread of ideas we know that work....

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observations, insights, dreams, ideas, thoughtlets, Nice, collaboration, sharing....what turns you on

People don't know I'm good at

dancing!

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Comments & conversations

11991
Brendan Dunphy
Posted 12 months ago
Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"
I think most innovation (and invention) until the atomic bomb has come from amateurs and not corporations or governments. Only specialism has changed that as the entry ticket to the innovation game has rocketed but as Joi Ito points out, new devices are lowering the price so gifted amateurs (in teams maybe) can play once again.
11991
Brendan Dunphy
Posted 12 months ago
Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"
It may still be too expensive for you Niel but its way cheaper than what came before so is affordable to many more people as a result. I don't think that makes him wrong and I have no doubt that with time, we will see Geiger counters on a chip that you can indeed afford!
11991
Brendan Dunphy
Posted 12 months ago
Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"
I think the one core reason I agree with Joi Ito is that the traditional (planning) approach to innovation kills so many good ideas way too early. Prototypes have all sorts of value and help turn an idea plucked from the ether into something tangible that those that need to be influenced can grasp. Even good plans are not capable of that.
11991
Brendan Dunphy
Posted over 1 year ago
Charles Robertson: Africa's next boom
Although Chinese influence is growing do remember that Africa is not a country but 54 independent countries with very different cultures, history, political systems, economies etc. In reality Chinese influence varies widely and though the talk implies Africa as a whole will rise in reality the growth will be very different across those 54 independent countries.