Thought Pieces

The Dilemma’s Innovator: The Next 10 Years Will Either Happen To Us or Because of Us

Monday, 30 December 2013

By Brian Sollis

Every day, I am pitched by startups hoping to change the world and some actually do. Lately however, it seems that many entrepreneurs are confusing creativity with innovation. Now more than ever, I see apps, services, and companies that are uninspired or uninspiring. While this itself is not a problem, the fact that many of these ideas are funded creates a benchmark for mediocrity.

While clever or interesting, more than a fair share of ideas are not original, unusual, experimental or grand enough to will the next 10 years in a direction that fulfills its true potential. In the grand ecosystem of innovation, most ideas are infrequently innovative and as a result, waves of potential disruption are erratic or fleeting. Ideas are a commodity these days. The next 10 years will be defined by those who do more than innovate. The future lies in the hands of those who disrupt markets and industries. But, often innovation and disruption are not linked together.

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Great minds don’t think alike

Friday, 6 December 2013

By Linda Friedland

I had the privilege of both participating and presenting at a remarkable conference last week in Melbourne.  Creative Innovation is the brainchild of Tania De Jong AM, a leading Australian soprano and social entrepreneur. Ci2013 delivered world class creative ideas and transformative solutions. It offered discussion in a most creative way on credible forecasts, strategies and best practices. Read more

We can cut carbon emissions but not with inefficient renewable subsidies

Monday, 11 November 2013

by Bjørn Lomborg

HOPE for a breakthrough at the international climate change talks in Warsaw next week is evergreen: “Where there is a will, there is a way!” the hosts’ environment minister says. But despite this optimism, there is little global will for an overarching agreement akin to the failed Kyoto protocol.

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INNOVATOR ATTRIBUTES

Friday, 1 November 2013

By Tania de Jong AM

1. Curious: Innovators actively explore the environment, challenge status quo and investigate new possibilities. Read more

6 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Always Do

Thursday, 24 October 2013

By: Holly Magister
Forbes Magazine

Much debate surrounds the notion that an entrepreneur is born with innate entrepreneurial abilities. Many believe that specific genes are present in all successful entrepreneurs. In fact, a 2008 study of identical versus fraternal twins conducted by Scott Shane of Case Western Reserve University, Nicos Nicolaou of the University of Cyprus, and other researchers from the King’s College in London concluded a tendency to engage in entrepreneurship was indeed genetic and heritable. Read more

Why creativity is a strategic business tool

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

By Tania de Jong AM

Australia is a highly successful and prosperous nation. However, we have ridden on our luck, particularly by relying heavily on our natural resources to get us through. In the 21st century being lucky isn’t enough; our future success will depend on us nurturing talent and inventiveness. In short, it will depend on our creativity. Read more

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