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Innovation Lessons from the World's Fastest Bike

Innovation Lessons: World’s Fastest Bike

It’s coming around to that time of year again when I stay up late to watch perhaps the most spectacular sporting events in the world: Le Tour De France. And, in the spirit of cycling and innovation we share ten innovation lessons from the creation of Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS bike that Mark Cavendish and…

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Innovation Lessons - Curry

Innovation Lessons from Cooking Curry

How to Cook a Curry I was talking recently with a colleague about food. In particular, we were talking about some of the ways different food in different countries evolved. The standout example was Indian food. In India we all know about the heavy use of spices in preparing curries that are cooked long and…

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Ideas Architect Podcast

Lessons from Podcasting

What does it take to put a podcast show together? What are the emerging trends for podcasting? And, what tools and work flow do you need to make your show happen? Our Topic This is episode #50 of the Ideas Architect podcast. Yeehar! And, given it’s a milestone issue we thought it would be a…

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Book Rapper

Lessons from Book Rapper

Book Rapper It’s seems fitting as I’m about to re-launch Book Rapper for the third time that I share with you some of the lessons that I’ve learnt along the way. Essentially, I started Book Rapper way back in 2007. It’s a book summary service where I take an important business book and rewrite it…

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Lesson 7: Design To Be Shared

As part of the Commit or Kill campaign for Book Rapper, here’s Book Rapper Lesson #7. Crucial Decisions One of the early crucial decisions for Book Rapper was the format of the RAPs. I opted for Adobe’s PDF format. This had a couple of advantages. I could design the RAPs in Adobe InDesign and then…

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Lesson 6: Find Out What You’re Great At

As part of the Commit or Kill campaign for Book Rapper, here’s Book Rapper Lesson #6. My Gift What’s the best way to find out what you’re great at? When I started Book Rapper, I didn’t know that I had a gift for sifting through information and pulling out the big ideas. I just read…

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Lesson 5: Keep Changing Stuff

As part of the Commit or Kill campaign for Book Rapper, here’s Book Rapper Lesson #5. Who am I? What I’m about to share with you is not textbook stuff. You’re unlikely to hear it said ‘this is the way to do it’. And, it worked for me. The first ever issue of Book Rapper…

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Lesson 4: Build Your Identity

As part of the Commit or Kill campaign for Book Rapper, here’s Book Rapper Lesson #4. What Do You Do? I’ve had some interesting experiences running Book Rapper. One of the most profound is being introduced as ‘The Book Rapper’. It typically looks like this… I meet someone and they ask the usual “What do…

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Lesson 3: Do it in Public

As part of the Commit or Kill campaign for Book Rapper, here’s Book Rapper Lesson #3. Publicly Private or Privately Public The internet and social media are causing some interesting shifts in how we live. For instance, privacy and publicity have merged, blurred and swapped places. Now, some people are sharing publicly what others wouldn’t…

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Lesson 1: Start With What You Love

Following on from yesterday’s post, I announced a one week Commit or Kill campaign for Book Rapper. During this seven day campaign I’m going to share seven lessons I learnt from doing Book Rapper. Here’s the first in the series… Start at Step 1, not Step 2 Book Rapper was born out of sitting down…

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