Innovation is a discipline like Marketing and Finance. It needs to be designed, managed and optimized. Creativity is an easy subject to write about but also a difficult one. Creativity is too heavily linked to novelty rather than purposeful creativity that powers up innovation and create positive and sometimes disruptive change. I am looking forward…

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And What Does Collective Creativity Mean? What is creativity? According to Wikipedia: Creativity refers to the phenomenon whereby a person creates something new (a product, a solution, a work of art, a novel, a joke, etc.) that has some kind of value. What counts as “new” may be in reference to the individual creator, or…

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Apple has built a truly sustainable competitive advantage and is definitely worth the current valuation premium. If you’ve just upgraded your iPhone you will not be happy if Apple is bringing out a new one in a few short months. In addition to launching both iPhone 5 and iOS 5, there will be the new…

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‘Purpose’ can consciously and authentically infuse workplace with positive emotive energy beyond money can buy. Teaching and practicing strategy is what I love. Strategy or strategic innovation is like a chess game except the chessboard keeps morphing into different shapes and there are always players entering and leaving the game. My experience is that it…

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Or Is It Just A False Sense Of Predictability? Henry Mintzberg once suggested some twenty years ago that managers need more than just analytical skills to do their jobs well; they also needed the intuitive (right brain thinking), he was right but he didn’t write a book about it. He should have. Intuition is hard…

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There has always been confusions among people between industrial/engineering design and design engineering. And the same confusion applies to art school and design school which the lines are often blurred. Standford D-school was originally a engineering school, Brunel is an engineering school, Rhode Island is an art school, Arts Center is a design school, RCA is an art school but certain grad programs are more like design engineering school. The lines are fast blurring. Many students are confused. That’s where definitions help!

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What’s the Connection? Why do we Need Growth? by Idris Mootee Growth is a funny word and often misunderstood just like other words such as strategy or innovation. I have heard from people from 25 year old young smart people to 45 year old seasoned executives and often they struggle with the idea of growth.…

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It is time to take a look at the report card of our design for business organization, management and strategy. After half a century of quality movement, brand management, marketing and category management, globalization, customer service automation and organizational design fine-tuning, we should have a pretty good of idea of what is working and what…

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Design Thinking Has Inspired Multi-disciplinary, Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Approaches To Problem Solving by Idris Mootee Prague is mystical with a mix of medieval, Renaissance, and Art Nouveau architecture and the design scene is slowly taking shape. You still see traces of history of what communism had done to the city even after these buildings are…

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