Business Models

Seeing The Future

By Francesco Pagano / August 18, 2020 /

Marketing. We will see a decline of traditional media, and a concentration and digitization of advertising. Consumers will be sourcing their info and ‘cool’ online, via very few, integrated and global platforms. Marketing needs to adjust to this behavioral shift. All of this needs to be orchestrated centrally, with a strong set of corporate positions and a…

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How Consulting Will Likely Change Because of the Pandemic

By Soren Kaplan / June 15, 2020 /

The consulting industry was already being disrupted before the coronavirus. Now the disruption is accelerating. If you work with consultants or have your own consultancy, take note: Things are changing, fast. Right around the corner are threats or opportunities, depending on how you respond. I’ve already written about how the management-consulting industry is being disrupted by various trends like emerging technologies, the commodification…

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Innovation Culture – The Ultimate Guide

By Jesse Nieminen / June 15, 2020 /

Innovation culture has long been one of the most challenging, and oft-discussed, topics in our conversations with business and innovation leaders. Given the extraordinary importance of innovation for businesses, and society in general, and the fact that culture has been shown to be one of the biggest barriers for innovation performance, it’s not much of a surprise. Because most…

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Innovators as Champions for Big Ideas

By Pete Foley / June 15, 2020 /

Yesterday my electric toothbrush finally decided to die on me. It had served me well, may it rest in peace, and was so old that when I originally purchased it, there were probably only four or five options to choose from. It was so old that I actually recall buying it at a physical store, as…

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Organizational Design: Clearing the Runway for Collaboration and Breakthrough Thinking

By Angela Fairbanks angelafairbanks / June 15, 2020 /

Most industries in today’s world run on a balance of sophisticated computer systems and skilled people to use them. Technology has allowed numerous industries to grow at a rapid pace and has streamlined countless business processes. But it still can’t learn, design, and discover the way people can.  When computers and machinery became more practical…

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The CEO Conversation: Using Well-Known Companies to Drive Creativity and Collaboration

By James Shupp / June 8, 2020 /

Scenario: You are in the middle of a sprint designing a new product or service. The energy and creativity have seemed to hit bottom after almost four hours of creating potential solutions. How do you get people back on their feet, reenergized, and to keep on generating possible solutions to your design challenge? Answer: The…

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Magical Ideas and Creative Solutions

By Dimis Michaelides / June 8, 2020 /

“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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And Creativity for All

By Francesco Pagano / June 8, 2020 /

Creativity is like air: invisible and necessary. Creativity is everybody’s job. It fosters innovation and nurtures talent. How do we create an environment that is conducive of creativity? I will be taking some inspiration from Monty Python’s method. Act I – Bold Ambition: look for a big contradiction to crack. Resolve it exponentially better than…

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Riding the Wave of Disruptive Change

By Janet Sernack / June 8, 2020 /

Being born and raised in Sydney, Australia, family trips to Bondi Beach to enjoy the delights of the dazzling sea and blazing sunshine were a regular weekend event. It was where I learned to body surf, that if you seek to ride a wave, you have to work or flow with it to let it…

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The Power of the Journey Map

By Steve Junion sdjunion / May 29, 2020 /

  Disclaimer: If you are a designer and don’t like or approve of the use of journey maps, do me a favor and stop reading. Thank you and good day!   Have you ever been a customer? Have you ever had an amazing experience? I’m talking about an experience where you felt everything was planned…

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