Tim Harford Innovation: Marginal Gains vs. The Big Idea

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We talk a lot about innovation in finance – but what do we really mean?

Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist, believes we’ve become fixated on a particular kind of innovation, and we’re missing out other possibilities. In this session at Basware Connect UK 2016 Tim draws on examples from across high performance cycling, genetic engineering and military innovation to compare the merits of making marginal gains against the riskier pursuit of chasing genuine innovation. Learn the essentials of genuine innovation in finance from the great mind of Tim Harford!

 “If one long shot saves the world, you can afford a lot of failures.” Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist