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Alf Rehn

Shortlisted: 2015 Innovation Award


Finnish academic, speaker and author of Dangerous Ideas (Marshall Cavendish, 2011) and coauthor of Trendspotting (ebook, 2013). His new book on innovation will be published in 2017. More information on Rehn’s work is at

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Alf Rehn’s Articles on the Thinkers50 Blog

  • Alf Rehn's Big Idea
    Alf Rehn, the Chair of Management and Organization at the Abo Akademi University, discusses the nomenclature that revolves around “innovation” […]
  • Alf RehnThinkers50 in 50 Seconds: Alf Rehn
    Alf Rehn, shortlisted for the 2015 Thinkers50 Innovation Award, is short but never snappy in a quick fire interview. What […]
  • analogThe Joy of Analog (Customers)
    by Alf Rehn You’ve heard the terms before, as they’re repeated almost endlessly – “digital” and “digitalization”. And hey, why […]
  • Alf RehnDonald Trump, Creativity Guru?
    by Alf Rehn The Donald is easy to hate. He can be a buffoon, a bore, a bellicose and belligerent […]