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We collected all the insights gained during various conversations and interviews led with thought leaders from all around the world. We did so in order to create a space in which new viewpoints and provocative thinking is shared, a space where (future) decision-makers can collide, co-learn and collaborate. Make it your own - become part of this driven community!

Some of the people we talked to and whose thoughts we share with you on the blog are, amongst others: Joe Kaeser, Ceo of Siemens; David Rowan, Editor-in-chief of WIRED UK; Jimmy Wales, Co-founder of Wikipedia; Prof. Amy Wrszniewski, Professor at the Yale School of Management; Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate of 2006 and many more.


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Four lessons from re:publica 2018

The Role of Leadership in the Digital Era


In Berlin, spring comes with re:publica. FLI spokesperson Laura Bechthold attended Europe's most important conference on digital culture. Inspired by different sessions, here are some thoughts on the role of leadership in the digital era.

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How to create the innovation ecosystem of the future


At the FLI Conference 2018, we asked representatives of the corporate, startup, academic and social business world how to leverage cross-sectorial collaborations for co-creating the innovation ecosystem of the future.

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Has the truth behind innovation been unveiled? Insights from the FLI Conference 2018


Let us present to you what we learned from a former Leader of IDEO Europe, a Cyberarchitect and a Harvard Professor during the first day of FLI Conference on February 28th 2018.

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Exclusive interview with Dr. Frank Meyer (E.ON): Innovation vs. Invention

How do you distinguish innovation from invention? And how do you apply this knowledge to lead teams and companies? Learn how the Head of B2C Solutions & Innovation proceeds for implementing visionary concepts and ideas at E.ON. 

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Interview with Paulin Dementhon, Founder & CEO of Drivy - Disrupting the automotive industry


How to establish Europe’s biggest car rental marketplace in Europe while redefining urban mobility, and accomplishing innovative leadership? Learn how the French founder and CEO of Drivy quickly achieved his goals and what “Truth Behind Innovation” means to him.

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Die Future of Leadership Initiative macht fit für die Zukunft

Kurz erklärt: Wie entstehen Innovationen?


Vielfalt und Mut sind zentrale Voraussetzungen für umfassende Neuerungen: Das beweisen die 12 Speaker, die zu Wort kommen auf der 4. Future of Leadership Initiative Konferenz unter dem Motto „The Truth Behind Innovation“.

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Kooperation mit dem DUB UNTERNEHMER-Magazin

So geht Innovation


INNOVATION Jeder redet über sie, die wenigsten jedoch haben ein Rezept. Die Future of Leadership Initiative (FLI) bringt Disziplinen zusammen und generiert in Zeiten des digitalen Wandels Lösungen für ein funktionierendes Innovationsmanagement.

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The 4 levels of Innovation Culture


In our interviews about innovation, one aspect keeps coming up: culture. But what are we talking about when we invoke an “Innovation Culture”?

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Failure Culture — the Key Ingredient for Innovation Leadership


“In [the innovation] process, you need [...] a leadership that creates room for failure and has a constructive way of dealing with failure”. — Dr. Antonella Mei-Pochtler, Senior Partner and Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group

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How a start-up aims to disrupt the e-mobility market


In preparation of FLI’s next event, the Future Lab, we have talked to the CEO of the startup MotionWerk GmbH about their first product Share&Charge, which is developing an innovative e-charging system.

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