Fri.Jul 19, 2019

Make it Personal, But Don’t Take it Personally

Innovation Excellence

There are a lot of things that motivate (bio)entrepreneurs. Some come from inside (intrinsic) and others come from outside (extrinsic). Most think that it’s a good idea to have passion for your cause, product, technology or objective. Others think that that “passion” can cloud your judgement, further obscure your blind spots, and lead you to be. Innovation

Pitch Timing and Selling Your Idea

Beyond the Obvious

Making Your Pitch Keep the pitch simple, and build it around the Guy Kawasaki Rule of 10/20/30: 10 slides, 20 minutes, nothing smaller than 30-point font. Remember that you are telling a story; you want a spokesperson who can bring the idea to life and get people excited.

15 Quotes on the Importance of Asking the Right Question

Idea Champions

As a facilitator of the creative process, I continue to be astounded by how few organizations have any kind of process is place to PAUSE, reflect, and make sure they are coming up with the right questions. Apparently, I'm not alone. It's not that they can't see the solution.

On the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, does your company have what it takes for a moonshot?

The Future Shapers

Fifty years ago today, on July 20th 1969 the first two humans, Neil Armstrong and Edward Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, landed on the Moon. All while the third member of the Apollo 11 mission, Michael Collins was orbiting the Moon in the command module.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

Libra : Facebook Finally Innovates


Libra Rocks the Financial World. If you’ve been under a rock, you might not be aware that Facebook, with several other partners (who include among them, Uber, Lyft, PayPal, Visa, but no banks interestingly enough) have recently announced their own cryptocurrency, Libra.

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Creating The Efficient Production Line

The Human Factor

image source. Contributed post –. Saving money in the production industry is crucial when it comes to protecting your margins. Keeping a tight grip on all of the little things that cost you money within your organization means finding ways to make efficient use of the resources that you have.

How networked mobility pulls chaos out of traffic

Lead Innovation

Most new cars bought today are already networked. The really exciting functions such as autonomous driving are only possible in conjunction with powerful communication networks. Then individual mobility can be better controlled and that generates many advantages.

2 Popular Process Improvement Methodologies Explained


The world’s most successful organizations are relentless in their quest for flawless processes and perfect execution. The ability to reliably produce quality outcomes with minimal waste is elusive but achievable with the right leadership and attention.