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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.

The Best Time to be Born

The Best Time to be Born

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…

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Ori Brafman - The Chaos Imperative

Ori Brafman – 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. 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.…

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Positive Emotions

The Emotions of Innovation

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…

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The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup Slideshow

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…

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