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Applying a Systems Approach to Innovation

Today we will be talking to Bruno Pesec, engineer, innovator and businessman. Bruno, as a Croatian based in Norway, is a true example of the potential of an integrated Europe to provide opportunity, creativity and value across geographical and cultural boundaries. In Bruno’s work as a consultant, he draws on his extensive international experience to help business leaders to adopt and apply a systems approach to innovation and process improvement in situations where there are no easy, cookie-cutter solutions to challenges. These are the kinds of approaches that forward-looking businesses are adopting more and more in these times of complex, unstructured, and unforeseen change as they try to innovate and implement strategies that will help them to survive and thrive in the future.

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