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Removing barriers to innovation


It is no longer just undertaking digital transformation, but the need to adapt to an environment of accelerated change. Human history is the history of all our innovations, from the smallest to some that are fundamental milestones that have drastically changed the way we live.

“Change and innovation, radical or incremental, have been and are normal things in the course of human life. There is nothing extraordinary about adapting. It is a necessary condition for survival, and our history shows it. The human being is an innovative biological system by nature since, in the course of evolution, it has continuously adapted to changes in the environment”
Samuel Husenman. “El cambio y la innovación como estratègia adaptativa”. In “El arte de innovar en la empresa” from Antoni M. Güell and Mar Vila. ISBN84-8453-080-9

Not innovating

Failure to innovate puts the future of our organisations at risk. Same as not promoting knowledge and intangible resources, focusing only on the short term operations or economic balance.


If continuously adapting is tiring, and in some organizations, areas or social environments, it is so difficult to innovate, it is because barriers or resistances have been created.

How do we do it?

Creating an agile innovation process.

Identifying internal and external barriers.

Improving our change management

Based in education, science, technology, design and imagination.

Creating knowledge and intangible assets, and striving to create value.

With this we also contribute to:

Create a more productive economy with higher added value.

Improve our health and restore our environment.

Be able to create more work and with better salaries.

And, as a virtuous circle, increase people’s purchasing power and confidence in the future.

Which in turn would be promoting a society of greater well-being.


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

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