It takes great courage to challenge the powerful and the popular. We need that courage time and again. We should not disdain and ignore contrarian thinkers. They should be encouraged to speak up and their views, however unpopular, should be examined with dispassion.
Innovation management is a broad topic, so we’ve decided to stay broad in our acceptance of applications for the Grand Prize. The 2018 competition is now open, with a closing date of 27th April. See details here...
What’s one secret to pushing out live, high-quality content on a shoestring budget? Corporate innovators who are being asked to do more with less and in the half the time would be wise to learn from NPR.
After relying on cost and operational efficiencies to grow the bottom line, many businesses are emerging from an innovation slumber post-recession. Now there is an imperative to refocus on organic growth. The importance of innovation in driving this growth is resurfacing to the top of the agenda. For many organizations, there are some radically new behavioural, structural and operational models of meeting this challenge are gaining popularity.
We aren’t all child geniuses turned mega entrepreneurs, but there are 3 things that as fellow innovators, we can learn from Elon Musk. He epitomises thinking big.
Task Unification is defined as: assigning an additional task to an existing resource. That resource should be in the immediate vicinity of the problem, or what we call 'The Closed World'. In essence, it’s taking something that is already around you and giving an additional job.
A quick Google search churns up endless articles and blogs extolling the virtues of using instinct, intuition and gut feel for making better business decisions and being more innovative. In this article I pick apart what governs intuition and how to use it for better insight interpretations and marketing decisions. Where does intuition come from? ...
If you want to grow, don’t be what you are. Be what you aspire to be. Entrepreneurs live in the future. If you expect to innovate and grow, you have to. But if you’re growing a business, the vast majority of your time is likely spent on countless tedious tasks in the present. So, how ...
Most companies try to avoid problems. Experian actually goes looking for them. In fact, it has set up a specific unit – Experian DataLabs — to actively seek out unresolved problems its customers are having and use them as a launchpad to pursue new opportunities and create new products.
Accidental discoveries played a significant role in the introduction of some of the biggest business ideas. Here is how to harness them.