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Innovation Cleantech in Canadian Natural Resources Mining Oil & Gas

Innovation Cleantech in Canadian Natural Resources Mining Oil & Gas Whether you are located in a prosperous country or in a difficult one, hit by a crisis, you will sooner or later consider expanding your horizons in new markets. It may be a purely growth fostering move, or a survival need. Even for well capitalized and ran companies such a move can have outcomes far from what was expected, and you may have to respond for these consequences. The temptation…

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What M. Planck, G.B. Shaw and A. Rand have to do with Risk Management?

What M. Planck, G.B. Shaw and A. Rand  have to do with Risk Management? Max Planck wrote: “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.” At Riskope belong to those who argue that the transition from faith and luck, which were two pillars, fortunately not the only ones, of planning/managing the future of…

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Testing Innovation Potential In Startups

Testing Innovation Potential In Startups We read/hear a lot of talking about “disruptive innovation” ideas. Many of these disruptive innovations, however, seem to be linear extensions of an extant solution, say a less polluting engine, a better lasting battery or more functional accessory, a new, stronger, easier to use app. Oftentimes it is like no-one has really asked the developer or themselves if the innovation actually was disruptive before using the oh so fashionable adjective. Voices are raising (for example:…

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Earthquakes, History and Cognitive/ Behavioral Biases

Earthquakes, History and Cognitive/ Behavioral Biases In 1570 AD a major earthquake hit the city of Ferrara tuck in between Florence and Venice in Italy. The seismic swarm destroyed over 40% of the buildings, but caused little harm to inhabitants. I can only imagine how the decision makers (reigning family) of the time were torn for the right course of action in the aftermath of the disaster. Here is my take on the different opinions that could have been expressed,…

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