When fear blocks value

March 5, 2014

Went to the Innovation Forum’s “Innovation Leaders Conference” (sic) (www.inno-forum.org/#!conference/c1u75) last week.  One of the most striking things I heard, from Derek Jones, CEO of Babraham Bioscience Technologies (www.babraham.co.uk/), crystallised something I’ve seen several times.  Indeed, only earlier that week I’d seen one technology stuck in academia while another launched successfully due solely to their owners’ different views and behaviours.

In essence, Derek’s point was, isn’t it a pity when a fear that a technology may not be valued correctly leads to delays, lack of timely action, or more aggressive blocks that then prevent it being used at all.