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Book Rapper is an innovation service that redesigns ideas from some of the best business books to make it quicker and easier to make informed business decisions.

Book of the Year 2016

Best Books 2016

I love learning. And, I love to learn by reading books. Each year I aim to read 50 books – that’s one book each week. And, I’m pleased to say this year I made it! Through Book Rapper, I am known for my book nerd qualities and often people ask me to suggest something for…

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Your Design Strategy

What is the role of design in your organisation? Is it an after-thought or the core driver of your success? Here we consider design strategy and the three building blocks for using it to make a difference. Design Strategy A key Apple strategy is not to focus on market share. Instead, they focus on margins…

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Five Lean Startup Principles

The Lean Startup Method is based on five principles. They highlight the difference between traditional management that aims to get things done and innovation management that aims to create new things. 1 Entrepreneurs are everywhere Startups don’t just happen in garages. Anyone creating a new product or service is effectively a startup. And, this includes…

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The Lean Startup

Eight Innovation Sandbox Rules

The opposite of hiding innovation is to create a public place to play – an Innovation Sandbox to promote rapid iterations. Here’s eight guidelines for building your innovation sandbox… Start small. Any team can create a true-split test for parts of the product or service. No experiment can affect more than a specified number of…

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Startup Definition

Why Startups Fail

Don’t let the word ‘startup’ fool you. You don’t have to be starting a whole new organisation from scratch, you merely need to be starting something new. For instance, creating a new product or service. We hear the success stories… an entrepreneur starts a business in his parent’s garage and goes onto billion-dollar success. It…

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Planet Earth

How Mobile Changes the World

More people on the planet have mobile phones than adequate sanitation. Whilst sanitation is important, the mobile computer potentially can deliver greater good. Here’s how this could work… 1 Mobile Networks No other core infrastructure has ever been so rapidly deployable: one cell tower versus networks of roads, railways, health care, schools, electricity and water.…

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Le Tour De France - Innovation and Sport

Innovation and Sport

I’m a big sports fan. I’ll watch almost any high-level sporting event. I love the football (AFL), enjoy the cricket and right now am giving up my sleep to watch Le Tour De France. Competition Drives Improvement One of the things I love about sport is that it is a hotbed for strategy and innovation.…

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Mobile Computing

The Rise of Mobile Computing

Mobile computing? It doesn’t seem that different to what we’ve had for a while. So what’s new now? And, why is this such a significant trend? If you want to ride the wave, you first need to understand it. Here we define mobile computer, why it’s special and a new wave of opportunity. More Than…

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