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Doing more of the same is a great recipe for falling behind and failing fast. Instead, we need to be constantly and continuously looking for new opportunity to create new things and new ways of serving our customers.

Ruslan Kogan

The Kogan Laws of Success

Kogan Technology How does someone start out in their parent’s garage selling TVs on eBay and turn that into a business with sales of $350 million in only seven years? This is the story of Australian entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan. Today, Kogan Technology is one of Australia’s fastest growing companies. Its Australia’s Amazon. They’ve just delivered […]

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Ideas Architect Podcast

The Best Thing I’ve Learnt

Recently a colleague asked me: What’s the best thing you’ve learnt in the past six or twelve months? And, I immediately thought, ‘What a great question!’ It took a little longer to come up with my answer. Firstly, I think this is a great question that we should all take a moment and consider. What […]

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The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup Review

The Book Eric Ries, The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses, Crown Business, New York, 2011 Rapid Book Review The Lean Startup is a New York Times best seller that has sparked a global movement. It’s a philosophy for innovation that will help you turn your ideas into products […]

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Innovation Adoption Curve

Make Your BIG Idea Fit

One of the great challenges of leading with BIG ideas is matching them to your intended audience. You’ll know you’ve matched your audience when there is a strong demand for what you offer. Alternatively, if there is a mismatch of audience and offer then demand will naturally be low. [Tweet “How to ensure your BIG […]

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Ori Brafman - The Chaos Imperative

The Chaos Imperative

The Book Ori Brafman and Judah Pollack, The Chaos Imperative: How Chance and Disruption increase Innovation, Effectiveness and Success, Crown Business, New York, 2013. The Backstory This book is inspired by Ori Brafman’s experience as a consultant to the US Army. Traditionally, the military has been highly regimented and tightly controlled through the layers of […]

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Unlimited Ideas

How to Have Unlimited Ideas

If you follow my blog you’ve probably realized I write a lot. At the moment, I’m posting every single day. And my plan is to continue that for the entire year. Yep, 365 days straight… And, when I tell people this I often hear the same reply: But what are you going to write about? […]

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Innovation Lessons from Coffee

Innovation Lessons From Coffee

Seinfeld built a fabulous career from his observations of the everyday. And, today it’s my turn. Let’s take the important subject of innovation and view it through the filter of something way more important – your daily cup of coffee. Here’s four innovation lessons you can ponder whilst you savour your latte, espresso or decaf […]

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Minimum Viable Product

Minimum Viable Product

This is an excerpt from the Book Rapper issue called Pioneer: How to create and manage innovation. It’s derived from Eric Ries’ best selling book The Lean Startup. Perhaps the most popular term from the Lean Startup methodology is the Minimum Viable Product or MVP. This is the product version that enables a full turn […]

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Ideas Architect Podcast

Innovative Spaces Podcast

Our Topic Peter Drucker first coined the term ‘knowledge worker’ way back in 1959. It refers to a shift from physical or manual work to mental or knowledge work. Whilst remains a dominant management idea, it needs an upgrade to suit our current era of digital technology and global competition. The upgraded needed is to […]

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Master Your Context

Master Your Context

In our earlier post, The Best Time to Be Born, we talked about how almost 20% of the richest people on the planet were born in a ten-year period in the US. Luck and good timing! Warren Bennis picks up this theme in his classic leadership text, On Becoming a Leader. His opening chapter is […]

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