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Happy and innovative 2020

Innovation clearly transcends the economic, business or management scope.

A broader view of innovation introduces us to sociological analysis or sociocultural change.

And according to that, innovation pushes change and change to innovation

According to Karl Mannheim (1), there is an ideological thinking, preservative and maintainer, and the utopian thinking, innovative, which aims to go beyond the present reality.

For Paul Ricoeur (2) both are two facets that complement and confront the imagination with the reality.

According to William Baumol (3), virtually all of the economic growth occurred since the eighteen century is ultimately attributable to innovation.

That’s why it matters. And that’s why it becomes a process in every organization, because it ensures its survival and growth capacity. On the whole, it is the engine for the betterment of society.

Innovation is the process of transforming reality, which takes place every year, every month, every day …

A happy 2020 full of innovative initiatives …!

  1. Karl Mannheim, Sociologist. Budapest, 1893 – London 1947.
  2. Paul Ricoeur, philosopher and anthropologist. Drôme, 1913 – Chatenay- Malabry, France, 2005
  3. William Baumol. Economist. New York, 1922 – 2017


Francesc Guell is the owner of this site. He was CEO and director of international companies in specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals. The last 12 years was associated with international consulting groups, providing advice and support to businesses on topics such as innovation and agile innovation processes, operational excellence, knowledge management, change management, strategy and integrated business management. Currently creates and presents courses and workshops on these topics. He graduated as a chemical engineer, postgraduate from ESADE Business School in Business Administration and Master in Knowledge Management. He participated in numerous programs, seminars and ESADE, IESE, EADA, APD and MCE (Management Centre Europe). He is author of articles, presentations and courses on innovation in strategic management, integrated business models, knowledge management, performance measurement, change management and excellence in business processes. See more in: Professional Profile