Something Remarkable Between the years 1831 and 1840 something remarkable happened. The period was not one of devastating war, political revolution, climate crisis, social unrest or spectacular invention of new technologies. Yet, this short nine year period could be called the best time ever to be born. As Malcolm Gladwell tells the tale in his […]
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.
The Book Ori Brafman and Judah Pollack, The Chaos Imperative: How Chance and Disruption increase Innovation, Effectiveness and Success, Crown Business, New York, 2013. Ori Brafman Once I’ve read a good book by one author I’m more than likely to sample their next offering. I love Ori Brafman’s earlier book The Starfish and the Spider. […]
Daniel Pink in his fabulous book To Sell is Human shares the work of Barbara Fredrickson (P105). It provides a powerful and critical view to the emotions of innovation. Our negative emotions are highly useful for specific situations. They have evolved to narrow people’s focus and drive their behavior to survival by focusing on the […]
What do you need to focus on to transform your company from good to great? This is the fundamental question that underpins today’s book. Our Topic This is episode #49 of the Ideas Architect podcast. And, it’s a Book Rapper recording derived from an important business book. Today we share the Book Rapper Good to […]
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries is THE bible for entrepreneurs launching new products and new ventures. It’s also the essential guide for innovators in organisations wanting to crack the stranglehold of traditional management. Instead of getting things done, the Lean Startup philosophy show you how to manage to create new things. In this slideshow […]
The tables have been turned! Instead of me interviewing other people, this time Gihan Perera has asked the questions and I’ve provided the answers. Our Topic Gihan Perera is a long-time colleague who has written a number of books and helped thousands of experts and organisations understand how the internet has changed our world. He […]