Real innovation is nothing like you see in the text books. In the words of London Business School professor Julian Birkinshaw, it’s ‘messy, hard and often elusive’. To celebrate how innovation actually happens, Management Today and LBS have teamed up to produce the Real Innovation Awards – and we need your help to pick the winners.
George Bernard Shaw Unreasonable Person Award
Shaw said that progress depends on the unreasonable man (or woman) – the person who persists in shaping the world rather than letting it shape them. This award is for an individual who has shown enormous tenacity and stubbornness in pursuing an idea, despite the difficulties encountered along the way.
On the shortlist this year:
- Herman Mashaba, Black Like Me
- Ian Locker, ZephIR Lidar
- Martha Silcott, FabLittleBag
- Mitsuru Izumo, euglena Co., Ltd.
- Sanjeev Gupta, Liberty House
You can vote by clicking here or on the image below:
The winners in all categories will be chosen by our panel of judges, with the popular vote determining the People’s Choice winners. Voting is open throughout September, and the winners will be announced at an award ceremony at London Business School on November 2.