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January 25th, 2012 - 1:52 pm § in Philosophy

Creativity as a key CEO leadership characteristic

“CEOs now realize that creativity trumps other leadership characteristics. Creative leaders are comfortable with ambiguity and experimentation. To connect with and inspire a new generation, they lead and interact in entirely new ways.” - IBM CEO C-Suite Report This is an interesting [...]

November 15th, 2011 - 3:49 pm § in Philosophy

Developing ideas in a corporate eco-system

Idea development is a natural process. It’s the result of problem solving activity, its the result of deliberate acts of creation, its the result of many elements that make humans wanting to do new things. For the sake of this discussion let me separate the development of ideas into two opposi[...]

November 14th, 2011 - 12:47 pm § in Philosophy

Rewarding people for new ideas, or not

Rewards for new ideas is a highly contested and discussed topic in the world of innovation. Let’s look at the concept of an “idea”. From the days of Plato the concept of what an idea means has been discussed. Is it only an abstract, metaphysical and “in mind” phenomena?[...]

May 2nd, 2011 - 9:03 pm § in Philosophy

Waves of change towards a more interconnected world?

Throughout the book you will be introduced to social, networked and interconnected behavior as being critical to a clear understanding of the landscape in which we all exist. This new landscape is showing signs of the ever-nearing third megawave. What has proved to be the real hindrance in understan[...]

September 10th, 2010 - 11:43 am § in Philosophy

Pondering formal structure in business

The formal structure, in the business innovation sense and at its most basic level, pertains to the formal systems of hierarchy set in place within a company. The man in the cubicle reports to the man in the white walled office, who answers to the man upstairs, who in turn falls at the feet of [&hel[...]

May 15th, 2010 - 10:11 am § in Philosophy

Towards the new basics

Crowdsourcing is going through the paces when you get auditing firms ;-) discussing the merit of such a phenomena. Look at this entry by PwC. The concept of “crowd behaviour”, “crowd wisdom”, “crowd sourcing” concepts are discussed in the same way as “market[...]

March 18th, 2010 - 4:16 pm § in Ecogenetic, Philosophy

A collective re-design is imminent

The world is upbeat about the changes in economic activity. Consumers, customer, patients, guests and clients are all spending more than recently (well, a few month ago). We want to feel upbeat about positive change and will look for signs of change to support our views of the major growth cycle we [...]

May 26th, 2009 - 2:42 pm § in Eco, Philosophy, Reframe

Making the case for Social Based Innovation

I’ve been discussion many concepts relating to innovation over the last few years. But kept the development of our new approach under wraps as we are testing some of the constructs. So, let me give you a sniplet of what’s been going on. Working globally with financial services, manufactu[...]

January 6th, 2009 - 10:25 am § in Ecogenetic, Philosophy

Thoughts on designing the “social innovation” system

The team at SystemicLogic has done some great work in testing social based systems in corporate settings. One of the areas that has been of particular interest to me; is the use of social systems in organizations where formal structures and more add-hoc based social systems are in conflict. This co[...]

October 27th, 2008 - 10:17 pm § in Philosophy, Tech

Something to say for Return on Innovation (RoI)

We all have been looking at Apple as it transformed itself over the last few years. But how much of a turnaround has it been? And, and what point will an Apple, Google and Amazon.com alliance pose a threat to Microsoft where full replacement technologies are a reality? Looking at the financial crise[...]

June 12th, 2008 - 1:09 am § in Philosophy

Expressing your dominant idea; replacement for vision statement?

Innovation in business has got us to a point where a rethink of the vision statement is needed. I’ve written about this before by stating that all (or most) vision statements are computer generated. And this applies to many types of business. An early version of the new vision. The concept of [...]

May 11th, 2008 - 9:55 pm § in Philosophy

Megawaves of change and the notion of rhythm; an introduction

We have been trying to make sense of change drivers since the beginning of time. Sayings like “change is the only constant”, “change is part of us”, etc all are used daily, but what do we know about change? There are a plethora of concepts researched and reasoned about, to ex[...]

April 25th, 2008 - 5:07 pm § in Gen, Philosophy

The situation trap

Clayton M. Christensen calls is disruption. Abernathy and Clark calls it radical innovation. But, at the end of the day industries and companies find themselves in a situation trap. How can organziations reshape alternate models while the existing ones are successful? We are all trapped in a terribl[...]

April 18th, 2008 - 4:28 pm § in Philosophy

Energy and Focus

If you’re in your own business, working in a corporate, or generally working on initiatives to make a difference – some key elements of a philosophy need to be considered. Sumantra Ghoshal wrote a paper some years back about “Energy and Focus” as the key drivers of management[...]

March 30th, 2008 - 9:35 pm § in Philosophy

The redundant vision statement, but what’s next?

Vision statements are result of the over traded strategy consulting era of the 90′s and early 2000′s. A new kind of focus is emerging as people feel that their individual worth is more important than to believe in statements that include: “be the best in our industry, deliver to ou[...]