Posts by Idris Mootee
Common Sense Creativity
You want to be more creative? Sometimes it is not about trying harder to act creative. I see a lot of people trying too hard. Sometimes it’s not just about giving one the space to be creative. Sometimes it is just being strategic. And sometimes it means apply a healthy dosage of common sense.Read More
Smart Phone and Health Impact Warning?
There were been suggestions for years about health risks regarding using mobile phones. The city of San Francisco is legislating retailers to give out health warning material. CTIA attorney is fighting back asking the judge to freeze city ordinance requiring phone retailers to disclose possible health risks.Read More
10 Big Reasons Why Most Innovative Products & Services Fail
Why innovative new products fail? Because marketers believe they know the industry, the product market and the customer and their needs. And after going through cycles of input gathering and any orginal innovative ideas were ultimately turned into something that a lot like their existing products with minor improvisation. Sounds familiar?Read More
Design Thinking Balances the Rational and Emotional
What is Design Thinking? Because of the word “design” and many automatically associate it with the craft of design or design as a profession. Actually it is less to do with “design” and more with “system”. There are many ways to define “design thinking” and this list is not exhaustive..Read More
Design Thinking Requires Storytelling
Stories inspire, motivate, and shift the way the people think and work. Many civilizations throughout history understood the power of storytelling. From ancient Egypt to modern China story-telling provided the foundation for nearly everything. For business, often there needs to socialize strategies within executive management, the board and senior staff and they include telling innovation, survival and hero/heroine stories.Read More
What Is The Right Organization Design For Your Corporation?
Innovation effectiveness is closely linked to organization design. In the past, most organization design objectives were driven by a need to improve efficiency, resource sharing and improving focus. It is not common to see innovation as the core driver or organization design to improve speed, creativity and agility.Read More
Microsoft's Next Big Innovation
What’s new with GPS? There were the 3D maps, then traffic information with live refresh every two minutes so to help others to avoid heavy traffic jams and GPS watch? What’s next?Read More
The Challenge of Using the Traditional Approach
Rapid changes in external environment, consumer behavior, global economics and disruptive technologies are throwing off the most rigorous business strategies and the best-trained managers. Everyone expects to see big changes ahead but people react differently to change.Read More
Touchscreen Farewell to Steve Jobs
It was a very sad day when I heard the news that Steve Jobs, who has died aged 56 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. The world has lost a visionary, not only he made an unprecedented impact not only on the world of computing and consumer electronics with insanely great products that inspired a generation of people to dream big and be different, he has also reinvented management by building and rebuilding one of the greatest companies on earth.Read More
Does Management Need Creativity?
Are creativity and innovation gifts from god or the product of preparation, practice and training? While we’re on the subject of creativity, I would like to share a reprint of my interview with London Business School (LBS) on new thinking that is crucial to innovation, first appeared in LBS Alumni News and then LBS IMPACT.Read More