Category Archives: crowdification

Startups Innovation: Chris Talks Corporate Innovation [VIDEO]

Innovation Mastery Featured on Startups Innovation I had the privilege of being interviewed by Alistair Schneider of Innovation Fast Track at Startups Innovation – it was a great, wide ranging talk including: What does a futurist do? What is Ruby on Rails? Some of the work I did for Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas What hellofuture…

How to Beat The Upcoming Recession

Many pundits and investors, ranging from George Soros to Christine Lagarde to various analysts from various banks and investment companies have sounded the bell that a recession worse than 2008 is on its way this year (and just in time for US elections, how handy. But I digress.) Anyone with any money in the stock market has…

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The Rise Of Homo Nexus: Are We Now The Borg Collective?

  Recently, I have been binge watching Star Trek: Voyager (such a geek, right – love those 90s hairstyles). One of the key premises of Star Trek (all versions save for the new JJ Abrams dreck) is that  individuals can always triumph over a “collective”.  The Borg was evil because it was a collective. When you… Read More »

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GOAL!!! The Definitive Guide to Developing Outcomes for Your Innovation Program

The room was hushed. The presenter had completed a very thorough presentation of using their tool to develop a robust innovation program, with all the fixings: the goals were clearly set out, the right people were involved at every level of the organization (yep, they had not one but two executive sponsors), the plan to… Read More »

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15 Ways to Wreck Your Innovation Program

There are probably a few hundred ways in which to wreck your internal innovation program, so it took me a while to distill this down to a few of the most important ones. I also talked to a number of other innovation executives and got some great insights. Time and time again, when I go to […]

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Do Enterprises Suffer From Ochlophobia (Fear of the Crowd) ?

Ochlophobia – or sometimes known as Enochlopobia or Demophobia: Extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to crowds. Interesting term, since the modern Greek word that I’m familiar with “enochlo” means to bother or bug someone. So “enochlophobia” in modern Greek translates to “fear of being bothered” ???? I attended an interesting conference (Crowdopolis) a few […]

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Startups, Innovation and The Future

We get this question a lot – why do you focus on these three things on your blog? Well, if you ask me, innovation is all about attempting to predict the future – looking at the market, at trends, both mega and micro, and coming up with high level scenarios to determine the state of the […]

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Open Letter To New Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Dear Jack: Congrats for going back to Twitter – I’m sure that you’ll be able to do great things there – why not try and pull a Steve Jobs and boomerang it back to its former glory? But you might ask, what glory? I was one of the very first users of Twitter, way back […]

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