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Introducing the "Innovation Insider"

The World Resources Institute and the International Finance Corporation did a detailed study of the BOP around the world and estimated that the market is about $5trillion in purchasing power parity. Is this a large untapped market or a fuzzy mish mash of expectations that just cannot be profitably or sustainably exploited? Is the glass half-full or is it half-empty? Any company seeking growth ought to be attracted to this largely untapped market but is the game worth the candle? Is it for…See More
Sep 11, 2013
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Introducing the "Innovation Insider"

The World Resources Institute and the International Finance Corporation did a detailed study of the BOP around the world and estimated that the market is about $5trillion in purchasing power parity. Is this a large untapped market or a fuzzy mish mash of expectations that just cannot be profitably or sustainably exploited? Is the glass half-full or is it half-empty? Any company seeking growth ought to be attracted to this largely untapped market but is the game worth the candle? Is it for…See More
Sep 9, 2013
A blog post by Soji Apampa was featured

September Editor's Choice: Innovation & Scale: Two Sides Of One Coin

Businesses know all too well that Price – Profit = Cost, and this age-old formula has been a guide to successful investments in innovation for many years.Yet this month’s editor’s choice suggests that to innovate for inclusive business, the best approach is to flip this formula and look at it as Cost + Profit = Price. Sure, they mean the same thing?  Perhaps, but they imply different strategies.The second equation is a clue as to how you approach innovation, given a major constraint at the base…See More
Sep 5, 2013
Soji Apampa posted a blog post

September Editor's Choice: Innovation & Scale: Two Sides Of One Coin

Businesses know all too well that Price – Profit = Cost, and this age-old formula has been a guide to successful investments in innovation for many years.Yet this month’s editor’s choice suggests that to innovate for inclusive business, the best approach is to flip this formula and look at it as Cost + Profit = Price. Sure, they mean the same thing?  Perhaps, but they imply different strategies.The second equation is a clue as to how you approach innovation, given a major constraint at the base…See More
Sep 5, 2013
Soji Apampa commented on Editor's Choice's blog post July Editor’s Choice: Innovation: necessary but necessarily tough going
"Another answer to the dilemmas listed is a pragmatic strategy. In the book "Bottom Up Marketing" by Al Reis and Jack Trout, they suggest companies should identify what, if done repeatedly on a daily basis will take them from where they are…"
Jul 22, 2013
Soji Apampa commented on Soji Apampa's blog post The Many 'I's of Innovations in Inclusive Business
"Ouch!"
Jun 27, 2013
Karen Smith commented on Soji Apampa's blog post The Many 'I's of Innovations in Inclusive Business
"My "i"s hurt after reading that Soji...!"
Jun 26, 2013
A blog post by Soji Apampa was featured

The Many 'I's of Innovations in Inclusive Business

Count the ‘I’s of “Innovations in Inclusive Business” and you might be tempted to conclude there are only five. Depending on your sense of humour you might even discover there are six or indeed seven. Recently, when the BIF Country Managers from Zambia, Malawi, India, Bangladesh & Nigeria came together, I learned there was more to such innovation than meets the eye.Do companies deliberately set out to be innovative and inclusive? Was Humpty pushed or did he just have a great fall? As we…See More
Jun 26, 2013
Soji Apampa commented on Tom Harrison's blog post The rights and wrongs of partnering in the BIF portfolio
"Hi Tom, it would be interesting to see how "partnering" is defined and where you place other forms of strategic relationships. Does scale and reach of the inclusive business model have an impact on whether or not a company feels the need…"
Jun 24, 2013
Soji Apampa commented on Nisha Dutt's blog post Commercial Returns in Inclusive Business
"Very interesting finding that there might not be a strong correlation between achieving scale and achieving commercial viability. I will be watching out for your later reports as it almost sounds counter-intuitive."
Jun 24, 2013
Soji Apampa replied to Soji Apampa's discussion The Many 'I's of Innovations in Inclusive Business in the group Nigeria Network
"Hi Tom, I couldn't agree with you more. Without partnerships, discontinuous improvements to the business model would take a company too far outside its core competencies - the partnerships and strategic relationships make it more manageable and…"
Jun 24, 2013
Tom Harrison replied to Soji Apampa's discussion The Many 'I's of Innovations in Inclusive Business in the group Nigeria Network
"Hi Soji, great blog - but I won't rise to the challenge of debating how many 'i's!  I am particularly interested that you draw a line between discontinuous improvements and the necessity (or imperative?) to form…"
Jun 24, 2013
Soji Apampa posted a blog post

The Many 'I's of Innovations in Inclusive Business

Count the ‘I’s of “Innovations in Inclusive Business” and you might be tempted to conclude there are only five. Depending on your sense of humour you might even discover there are six or indeed seven. Recently, when the BIF Country Managers from Zambia, Malawi, India, Bangladesh & Nigeria came together, I learned there was more to such innovation than meets the eye.Do companies deliberately set out to be innovative and inclusive? Was Humpty pushed or did he just have a great fall? As we…See More
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The Many 'I's of Innovations in Inclusive Business

Count the ‘I’s of “Innovations in Inclusive Business” and you might be tempted to conclude there are only five. Depending on your sense of humour you might even discover there are six or indeed seven. Recently, when the BIF Country Managers from Zambia, Malawi, India, Bangladesh & Nigeria came together, I learned there was more to such innovation than meets the eye.Do companies deliberately set out to be innovative and inclusive? Was Humpty pushed or did he just have a great fall? As we…See More
Jun 24, 2013
A blog post by Soji Apampa was featured

Communicating Social Impact For Strategic Advantage

If your company has created social value, and measured it, how do you get credit for it? It can be used for strategic advantage – if what you do is conveyed to key stakeholders in the right way.To gain strategic advantage, the communication needs to be appropriate for a specific audience. For that audience we would do well to understand what makes them tick? What makes them roll over and purr as it were? Often the answer does not lie in selling details of the product, but communicating the…See More
Aug 3, 2012

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Organisation
The Convention on Business Integrity
Website
http://theconvention.org
Title
Co-Founder/Director
About My Work
Empowering people, their transactions, systems and institutions against corruption. This includes by building better livelihoods.
Sector
Non-Government Organisation
Country Interest
Malawi, Nigeria, Zambia, India, Bangladesh
Issues of Interest
Inclusive Business: Value Chains, Inclusive Business: Products and Services, Working in partnership, Impact assessment, Working with farmers & the informal sector, Role of donors/governments, Driving & managing change inside the company
Main Reason for Joining this Site
Networking with fellow practitioners

Soji Apampa's Blog

Introducing the "Innovation Insider"

The World Resources Institute and the International Finance Corporation did a detailed study of the BOP around the world and estimated that the market is about $5trillion in purchasing power parity. Is this a large untapped market or a fuzzy mish mash of expectations that just cannot be profitably or sustainably exploited? Is the glass half-full or is it half-empty? Any company seeking growth ought to be attracted to this largely untapped market but is the game worth the candle? Is it for…

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Posted on September 9, 2013 at 15:30

September Editor's Choice: Innovation & Scale: Two Sides Of One Coin

Businesses know all too well that Price – Profit = Cost, and this age-old formula has been a guide to successful investments in innovation for many years.

Yet this month’s editor’s choice suggests that to innovate for inclusive business, the best approach is to flip this formula and look at it as Cost + Profit = Price. Sure, they mean the same thing?  Perhaps, but they imply different strategies.

The second equation is a clue as to how you approach innovation, given a major…

Continue

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 10:00

The Many 'I's of Innovations in Inclusive Business

Count the ‘I’s of “Innovations in Inclusive Business” and you might be tempted to conclude there are only five. Depending on your sense of humour you might even discover there are six or indeed seven. Recently, when the BIF Country Managers from Zambia, Malawi, India, Bangladesh & Nigeria came together, I learned there was more to such innovation than meets the eye.

Do companies deliberately set out to be innovative and inclusive? Was Humpty…

Continue

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Communicating Social Impact For Strategic Advantage

If your company has created social value, and measured it, how do you get credit for it? It can be used for strategic advantage – if what you do is conveyed to key stakeholders in the right way.

To gain strategic advantage, the communication needs to be appropriate for a specific audience. For that audience we would do well to understand what makes them tick? What makes them roll over and purr as it were? Often the answer does not lie in selling details of the product, but…

Continue

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 8:30

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At 9:54 on October 13, 2010, Tom Harrison said…
Hey the picture looks good!
At 17:01 on September 15, 2010, Nisha Dutt said…
:)
At 10:11 on June 8, 2010, Parveen Sultana Huda said…
Hello Soji !

Welcome to the BIF Practitioner's Hub. Heard about you and your work from Tom while he was here in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Parveen
 
 
 
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