Articles by Fi Mercer
Fi is a governance specialist, innovator and successful entrepreneur, with 25 years’ leadership experience in the health, not-for-profit and business sectors. Fi is the founding director of the award winning, Governance Evaluator, a disruptively innovative online platform for board evaluation and capability building requirements. She is the past chair of Pathways Inc and a director on the St Laurence Community Services and Rural Workforce Agency Boards. Fi has just returned from Haas Business School at Berkley (Silicon Valley, California) where she completed entrepreneurship studies. She is also engaged in accelerator and mentoring groups for start-up businesses.
Innovation – What a Great Idea!
All over the world, national leaders are looking to innovation and entrepreneurship to revive flagging economies, introduce new and exciting opportunities and bring prosperity. Innovation refers to a process that begins with a novel idea and concludes with a practical application or market introduction. It is often referred to as the disruptive commercialisation of a great idea. Innovation is a major tool for generating and capturing value for a business and its customers.