• Worksheet Innovative Companies
  • Dagmar_Archan
  • 24.03.2022
  • Englisch
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Innovative Companies

LEAD-IN ACTIVITY

Nowadays, companies need to be innovative to stay ahead of their competitors.

  • Carry out some research on the internet, and find an innovative company.
  • Be prepared to  explain why you think this company is innovative and why you’ve chosen this particular company. You have 15 minutes for this task.
  • Then get together in pairs and discuss the companies you´ve found with your partner. This task should take 10 minutes.
  • Your teacher will then ask you to share your thoughts in class.

Please note!

Try to use English sources for your research!

TED-TALK

  • Go to YouTube and watch the TED-talk "The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure" by Astro Teller.
  • Then answer the questions below.
Moonshot factory

A moonshot factory, like X or Google X, pursues big dreams and visions.

1
The moonshot blueprint is based on:
  • huge problems
  • radical solutions
  • existing solutions
  • breakthrough technology
2
Find the right words for the gaps:

According to Astro Teller, Google X is a messy place. Among the projects they killed was a project about automated vertical farming. At X, employees kill projects and are rewarded and promoted for it.

3
What do you think about this moonshot factory and how they deal with ideas, projects and problems? Explain your opinion and give examples. Write 250 words.
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4
Have a look at the quote below.
  • Discuss with a partner if you agree with this statement. Explain why you agree or disagree with the entire statement or parts of it.
  • In pairs, come up with your own unique definition of innovation in a business context.
  • Design a meaningful visual aid including your definition and be prepared to present it to you colleagues.
Experimentation Is Not An Event by Aaron Davis licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Flickr