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Hi, I’m Yaniv

I teach business leaders, executives, managers, and their teams how to create innovative strategies that are easy to follow, launch KPI-crushing innovation projects that look great on a P&L, and build customer-pleasing products, services and business models in record time.

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The only obstacle to innovation is your capacity for bullsh*t.

As a former VP of R&D in a large organization, I’ve seen my share of Innovation Theater. I know how difficult it is for organizations to make innovation work.

I don’t have all the answers, but I’m happy to share everything I’ve learned so far. From step-by-step strategies to battle-tested tactics, peppered with Israeli chutzpah and a dash of tough love.

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The School of Innovation podcast is a weekly show where I interview entrepreneurs, academics, and experts from different organizations around the world to uncover the mechanics of innovation.

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Episode 8 | 7 Ways to Avoid Innovation Theater
Episode 8 | 7 Ways to Avoid Innovation Theater

Innovation Theater refers to a situation where an organization claims to be doing innovation or promoting innovation but in truth, they are doing very little or whatever they’re doing has very little impact on the organization or its environment. The organization is really just putting on a show, a facade.

Episode 7 | Luuk Eliens
Episode 7 | Luuk Eliens

Luuk is the Chief Commercial Officer at XNode: a Chinese-Global platform for innovation on a mission to help entrepreneurs and innovators to build companies with a positive global impact.

Episode 6 | Kostas Tserpes
Episode 6 | Kostas Tserpes

Kostas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics and Telematics at Harokopio University of Athens. He holds a PhD in the area of Distributed Systems from the National Technical University of Athens School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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Explorium Shanghai
Explorium Shanghai

A trailblazing experimental platform built by the Fung Group for seamlessly integrating new technology applications with business model innovation, to transform and advance the supply chain and retail industries.

AI in Action
AI in Action

Developing AI in Action, a comprehensive curriculum designed to enable the Fung Group to build a data-enabled culture and develop AI-enabled business solutions.

Design for Adherence
Design for Adherence

Improving adherence to medication through design. A 5-day design sprint with Pfizer Israel and designers from the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design.

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Innovation Partners are organizations I collaborate with on a continuous basis. Together we build, connect, and support ecosystems of innovation and entrepreneurship around the world. Get in touch to find out more.

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