Two Rivers

InnovToday is dedicated to people who want to increase their capabilities to create value through the implementation of new ideas.

As individuals, managers, leaders, we increasingly have to embrace innovation to re-position, re-frame, and sometimes re-invent ourselves, our products, our business, or our organisation. Yet, innovation streams very often lose their way and evaporate like the Okavongo in the Kalahari desert (top left).

To successfully cross the desert of doubts and setbacks, and reach the sea of success (bottom left), innovation rivers require a wider drainage basin that increases the water intake, a river bed that let the flow gain momentum… and a sea to empty into.

This blog aims to facilitate this process by providing individuals, managers and leaders with insights and stories to help them fulfil their respective innovation potential more confidently and effectively.

Entries are purposefully less than a page long to provide readers with food for thought in a concentrated and more easily memorisable form. Ideas do not require volumes to be compelling and prompt people into action.

To share a thought, make a suggestion or ask a question, feel free to use the comment box below.

Otherwise, just enjoy the journey!

  1. April 17, 2010 at 11:28

    Dear Yann,
    As I very much likked your recent post about ‘You don’t grow a plant by pulling on it’, I did place it on my blog.
    Have a look at

    In my whitepaper I use the same metaphor. I can send it, if you are interested.

    have a nice day!

  2. Clive
    May 5, 2010 at 23:52

    Dear Yann,
    I am interested in how innovation might be applied to schools.
    Of course I recognise that too many changes is counter productive
    to the stability students need to pass qualifications.
    But educational institutions seem to be unwilling
    to innovate at all!
    Is there a happy medium?
    What schools / colleges / universities
    are good examples of successful innovation?

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