Thought Pieces

Leading for Innovation in Extreme Uncertainty

Monday, 21 July 2014

By: Janet Sernack
Innovation Excellence

A recent article, ‘Leading in the 21st century’, in McKinsey & Company Quarterly, shares a series of interviews of leaders from some of the world’s largest and most vibrant organizations. The article suggests that leaders are operating in a “bewildering new environment in which little is certain, the tempo is quicker, and the dynamics are more complex.”

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Want to change the world, join a large corporation

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

By: Ali Rushdan

It’s a bold statement, but one which Scott Anthony, Managing Principal at innovation consulting firm, Innosight, was not shy to make during a recent keynote address at the Creative Innovation Conference.

To begin to try to understand how large corporations are uniquely positioned to tackle and solve society’s biggest problems, Anthony says, we must first understand where we’ve come from.

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It’s just crazy being lazy

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

By: Tania de Jong AM
The Australian 

Earlier this month I was down at Manly Beach on a perfect Sydney summer Sunday. Lying on my towel, I noticed a vibrant guy talking in a foreign language that turned out to be Spanish. His name was Jose, and he was at the beach with his wife and kids. He’d been in Australia only a few months.

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Creative Innovation Asia Pacific 2013 – White Paper

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

The Creative Innovation (CI) conference by using a unique format that unlocks both ‘left brain’ and ‘right brain’ potential, and featuring a number of the world’s best thinkers and achievers, is able to bring valuable insights to current issues.
Ci2013 looked at what would be needed for Australia to succeed in an age of endless and rapid change. For clarity, it grouped issues under six “E”s: – Education, Entrepreneurship and the Economy, Energy and the Environment and Ethical leadership

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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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Our embarassing innovation score

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

By: Tony Boyd
The Australian Financial Review

Australia’s latest report card on innovation in mining, manufacturing, and services will give Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane reason to pause before slashing key programs introduced by the former government.

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