Posts by Tim Kastelle
Innovation Force = Innovation Mass x Acceleration
We all want our innovations to change the world. This requires Innovation Force. In turn, Innovation Force is the product of Innovation Mass (Product-Market Fit) and Acceleration (building growth with customers). To maximise Innovation Force, we need both Mass and Acceleration to be big, and this is true for startups, established firms, and regions.Read More
Adapt or Perish? How About Neither?
The business environment is changing – that’s something we should have our heads around by now. How should we respond? I was on a panel at an event sponsored by the Queensland Branch of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia discussing exactly this issue at the end of last month.Read More
Tools for Unlocking Innovation
The posts that caught my attention this week all connect to ideas that we can use to unlock innovation in our organisations.Read More
Making Your Own Space for Creativity
One of the big challenges in innovation is clearing out your head (and your schedule) enough to put in the effort to think creatively. The posts that caught my attention this week are organised around this theme..Read More
Your Assumptions About Reading Are Wrong
We all know that no one reads books any more, right? It’s because of the internet, and twitter, and Justin Bieber, I think. The argument for this was summed up by Nicholas Carr in his article Is Google Making Us Stupid?Read More
Are You Hitting Your Top Gear?
Most of us have an extra gear that rarely kicks in. The three obstacles to hitting your top gear are ignorance, apathy and fear – and we need to work through all three to innovate.Read More
Get Better Ideas by Paying Attention
People always tell us “pay attention.” What do we get in return for this payment? If we do it right, we can get better ideas – it’s actually an awfully good dealRead More
Innovation: Are You a Gardener or an Architect?
When you’re doing something new, do you plan it out in advance, or start in and see what emerges?Read More
The Most Important Phrase in Innovation
Are You Aiming High Enough?
Every innovative idea has some risk in it. But sometimes, with higher risk we can find unusually high rewards. For a lot of innovators, we need to be aiming higher.Read More