Unexpected Foes – Weak Links in Innovation Roadmaps

By Dimis Michaelides / September 23, 2020 /

Imagine you are implementing a transformation program in your organization. You have it all spelt out with the fashionable jargon of our times. A new vision for a new business model which came from heaps of Out-of-the-Box design thinking. With entirely customer-centric systems using state-of-the-art digital technology (and of course chatbots, actionable analytics, big data,…

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Innovation in China with Fabernovel

By Nicolas Bry / September 23, 2020 /

Katherine Wang is Project Director at Fabernovel in Shangai, China. I thought her presentation at the Fabernovel MultipLX #42 ‘Uncovering the Weibo ecosystem’ was truly eye-catching! So I asked her if she wouldn’t mind answer a few questions about Innovation in China. 1) Hi Katherine, can you tell us about your profile,  professional path, and…

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Leading and managing transitional change

By Janet Sernack / September 23, 2020 /

In our last blog “Leading and managing human transitions through disruption and adversity,” we described the importance of leaders and managers becoming more generous, tolerant, caring, empathic not only with themselves, and also with others they interact with. Describing how many leaders and managers have been emotionally hijacked by the often-dire consequences of their own particular series…

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Blockchain for Dummies

By Francesco Pagano / September 23, 2020 /

    By Aaron de Miranda Colaço Blockchain. It’s so hard to understand it, and it’s so new. Our goal here is to provide a simple description, readable in 2 minutes, about what Blockchain is and what it does. Aaron and I work at qiibee, and we help set-up loyalty on the blockchain solutions for…

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Atelier Louis Zero: Spot, Play, Go,… Zero!

By Nicolas Bry / August 18, 2020 /

Atelier Louis Zero is not a digital agency, it’s a strategic design workshop. To better understand this branding, I have asked Melissa Eisenberg, business engineer at Louis Zero, a few questions. A dual Franco-Thai national, Mélissa joined Louis Zero’s adventure in September: she still has a fresh and sharp look at its identity. After working in…

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The Predictable Recipe Of Branding

By Francesco Pagano / August 18, 2020 /

From an interview/podcast I just made with the great Chiara Covone on Marketing & Branding. Great discussion. Today we are going to talk about brands, brands from today and tomorrow. You worked with many well known brands over the years, in very different industries. What do you think all successful brands have in common? I…

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What Is An Innovation Sprint And Why You Might Need One?

By Shelly Greenway / August 18, 2020 /

Innovation Sprints are a really hot topic right now and for good reason. Some of the biggest companies in the world are using them to build the products we know and love. If you don’t know what an Innovation Sprint is, it’s essentially a framework that allows you to decide on a problem, generate solutions…

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Mind Maps

By Christina Speck / August 18, 2020 /

Customer Success is a newer discipline in the world of insurance. But while the term is new, the concept is not; in fact, it is largely an aspirational even somewhat elusive nirvana. It’s even more important in the world we live in today where, to quote the ECONOMIST: we are now facing “a new world…

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How internal innovators win the game

By Nicolas Bry / August 18, 2020 /

Kaihan Krippendorf‘s latest book, Driving Innovation from Within, takes you smoothly in the intrapreneurs’ journey: his book guides internal innovators to innovation success through meaningful innovators’ stories, research, and wise and shrewd guidelines. It’s a long time since I did not read such a piece of work, steeped in intelligence: I couldn’t resist to extend…

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Debunking Myths to Drive Growth

By Urko Wood / August 18, 2020 /

Some people believe that the most innovative companies create customer demand with breakthrough new offerings. They say things like, “Nobody knew they needed an iPhone until Apple created it. Apple created needs that people didn’t even know they had.” Hence, if you want to be an innovation leader, strive to create customer needs. This may sound good, but it’s a misbelief…

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