Innovation Land 2018: a magical experience

Last November 14th, I participated as a lecturer in Innovation Land 2018, organized by the National Association of Businessmen of Colombia (ANDI) and the Mayor’s Office of Medellín, Colombia. InnoLand 2018, my conference The Innovation Land event —one of the most important innovation events in Latin America— is held annually and focuses on a series […]

El Mundo, 28/06/18

Fomentar la innovación al estilo de Sócrates Hay ocasiones en que despojarse de rodeos resulta ser la clave para encontrar las reflexiones más adecuadas. En la filosofía de Fran Chuan, esto adquiere carácter de imprescindible. Su receta secreta de innovación es simple: desaprende. “¿Tu crees que eres innovadora?”, dispara el susodicho. Respondo convencida. No. “Yo te […]

“To find a good apple, you have to try many bad ones before”

Fran Chuan, an expert in culture of innovation and author of ‘The Discipline and Culture of Innovation’, now publishes ‘Authenticity’ where, through dialogue between the two main characters, he delves in human values, change management and group leadership. INTERVIEEW What characterizes a leader? Followers. A leader is nobody if he does not have followers. Now, […]

How digital transformation is changing collaboration between companies

Conference Fran ChuanFran Chuan, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur and promoter of the culture of innovation. With more than two books on the market, Innovation 2.0 and Authenticity, among others, Fran works with the management teams of companies, both in strategic design and teaching workshops, to include a culture of innovation in the leadership style, strategy and […]

When Innovation is not welcomed

“I don’t know if I like less the ad or the car.” Thus, with this display of disdain and contempt, the protagonist of the famous television series Mad Men (Don Draper) refers to a press announcement created by a competitor advertising agency. His is an attitude of resistance to something new and different that he […]

How to make our Culture of Innovation sustainable?

cultural transformation

How to make our Culture of Innovation sustainable? Expertise comes into play. Knowing how to calculate the course of our actions. Controlling the impact of our movements. Matching it with the right piece in the right place. The complexity of our task requires strategy. And forecast. And tenacity. The goal to achieve deserves the effort. […]

EFE Empresas, 29/03/2018

Las empresas deben cambiar su cultura para innovar y hacer que sus trabajadores innoven de forma permanente, según el consultor Fran Chuán, autor del libro ‘Innovación 2.0’

La Vanguardia, 28/03/2018

Las empresas que quieran ser innovadoras deben cambiar su cultura, entendida como sus procesos y la comunicación que se establece entre sus empleados, para hacer que los trabajadores innoven de forma permanente.

Generosity and Innovation

What is this about generosity? And … what does it have to do with innovation? To innovate is to be generous because: It is to be open to other criteria. It is being permeable to other points of view. It is willing to give without receiving anything in return (although it is well known that […]

Innovate or you make excuses

Innovate or you make excuses   When a company or team decides to incorporate innovation into their day to day, which happens more and more frequently, they face a “something” that catalyzes nervousness and doubts in the face of uncertainty or indeterminacy. This something is called the self-excuse. Incorporating a new habit into our routine […]

Culture and Innovation


Culture and Innovation Actually, the two terms of the title are much more complex than we all initially believe. And they create many more misunderstandings than we could initially think. In fact, we think that a great effort that every organization should make is to guarantee that all its members have the same understanding of […]