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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“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke A Magical Idea is a brilliant solution to a challenge with a “minor” proviso: it is unrealistic, not feasible, not implementable, impossible! When…

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  Why Good Leadership Is Based on Trust Trust is, by definition, a gamble. Trusting is about taking risks–for a job to be done, for an agreement in good faith, for sharing information openly, for honesty and integrity in a relationship. It comes with the responsibility to deliver what one has been entrusted to deliver.…

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Covid-19, a microscopic piece of genetic material, is testing our leadership. Competence matters. In the midst of our crisis today we turn to the leadership of experts – epidemiologists, researchers, pharmacologists, doctors, health professionals, food producers, food distributors, refuse collectors, public utilities. We turn to political leaders, company leaders, community leaders, volunteers, family and so…

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Politicians and bureaucrats are condemned to coexist with each other and with the other pivots of entrepreneurship: businessmen. Sweet or toxic their symbiosis is necessary, as they are both key players in the innovation game. A private company in a capitalist system will innovate by starting up a new enterprise, or by improving its products…

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The case for innovation in 99 seconds, using art and a touch of magic to illustrate the accelerating pace of change. Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay Wait! Before you go… Choose how you want the latest innovation content delivered to you: Daily — RSS Feed — Email — Twitter — Facebook — Linkedin Today…

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The essence of timing, improvisation and exiting the realm of reason Leading innovation in organizations calls for changing strategies (objectives, business models), structures (processes, systems, hierarchies and ways of working) and cultures (behaviors, attitudes and organizational norms). Some attempts at deep transformational change succeed (IBM and Whirlpool are well documented) and many fail (Kodak and…

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Food for Thought is my new pop-up restaurant where people who can think (our innovation experts) serve their ideas to people who can’t (everyone else).  STARTERS The Next Big Thing It’s different every day! Dip a genetically modified Quorn™ chip into “a new generation” grand statement from an opinionated innovation expert. Choice of three classic…

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