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.

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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.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

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.

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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Digital Ethnography: qualitative research technique evaluates users in the online environment


In this context, digital ethnography, or netnography, appears as an evolution of qualitative research, supporting projects centered on the end-user or the development of analytical reports. It is important to emphasize that academia uses different terminologies for ethnography in digital media.

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.

Incubation – Experimenting Your Way to New Business Success

The Inovo Group

Incubation is a key phase in a Strategic Innovation System. It takes a different approach than New Product Development (NPD) processes based on stage-gate methods. It requires an approach that is necessary for a company to be successful in creating breakthrough, transformational opportunities. A company that is good at incubating new businesses is one that will thrive in the world we are living in where every industry, market and technology is transforming before our eyes.