About Oliver Bludau

Oliver Bludau ist Innovationsexperte, Harvard Alumnus und Unternehmer. Er hat in seiner Karriere bereits mehr als 20 Unternehmen in den verschiedensten Branchen selbst gegründet oder geleitet - in der Finanzbranche, im Maschinenbau, der Fitness- und Freizeitbranche oder im Online-Business. Er war in der Geschäftsleitung von Konzernen wie American Express tätig,in mittelständischen Industrieunternehmen und in Internet-StartUps. Er studierte als Offizier Informatik an der Universität der Bundeswehr, ist MENSA-Mitglied, graduierte im Bereich "Leadership and Innovation" unter Professor Michael L. Tushman an der Harvard Business School und studierte "Artificial Intelligence" an der MIT Sloan School of Management.

Innovation needs marketing – and that to the inside


5 steps to get your employees on board for innovations and keep them there Innovation is a top priority in almost every company. And yet many innovation activities fail. To innovate successfully in a company, companies must invest as much energy in the marketing of innovations as in the innovation itself. Just as important as marketing to the customer is marketing to your own employees. […]

Innovation needs marketing – and that to the inside2019-06-28T11:43:19+02:00

Open Innovation is not a coffee party


Communication can be the death of good ideas - 2 tricks to make Open Innovation even better. Innovative companies allow consumers to participate in their innovation process within the framework of Open Innovation and burn millions of dollars because they let them communicate with each other. Successes are modest Open Innovation is one of the methods that has been driven through the village like a sow (german saying) in recent years. "You need to open up," "Be transparent," "Engage your community." - yes, all right, but it's also about the "how". Dell's Idea Storm site has collected more than 25,000 [...]

Open Innovation is not a coffee party2019-06-23T09:42:57+02:00

Is success hereditary?


As part of our project on Regional South Westphalia 2025, we sat together as a team and first asked ourselves who the typical South Westphalian is. When it came to the South Westphalian entrepreneurs, Chris asked the question: Do entrepreneurs inherit success to their children? […]

Is success hereditary?2019-04-14T17:12:32+02:00

Can we stop the swan song on the German economy?


About a year ago, on June 21, 2018, our founder Oliver Bludau warned in the MoreFire Kneipentalk “Does the German middle class oversleep digitalization?” that Germany is about to lose its leading position due to the self-assertion of entrepreneurs and managers as well as an overly positive self-assessment of the economy. In his lectures he does not tire of stressing that it is high noon if we do not slowly wake up and become active. Oliver Bludau now receives support from Ansgar Hinz, Chairman of the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE) at Hannover [...]

Can we stop the swan song on the German economy?2019-04-14T17:12:51+02:00