Thought Pieces

Build an Innovation Engine in 90 days

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

By: Scott D. Anthony, David S. Duncan and Pontus M.A. Siren
Harvard Business Review

Spotlight on Innovation on the Fly. Get a reliable system up and running fast.

Practically every company innovates. But few do so in an orderly reliable way. In far too many organizations, the big breakthroughs happen despite the company. Successful innovations typically follow invisible development paths and require acts of individual heroism or a heavy dose of serendipity. Successive efforts to jump-start innovation through, say, hack-a-thons, cash prizes for inventive concepts, and on-again, off-again task forces frequently prove fruitless. Great ideas remain captive in the heads of employees, innovation initiatives take way too long, and the ideas that are developed are not necessarily the best efforts or the best fit with strategic priorities…

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Automation, jobs, and the future of work

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

By: McKinsey Global Institute

A group of economists, tech entrepreneurs, and academics discuss whether technological advances will automate tasks more quickly than the United States can create jobs.

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Why creative arts experience is valuable to business

Monday, 17 November 2014

By: Tania de Jong AM

Why creative arts experience is valuable to business

Creative arts offers skills business wants but entrepreneurial artists need to understand the differences to make the leap.

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Dr Thomas Frey at Creative Innovation Global on Channel NewsAsia Singapore

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Watch this video of Dr Thomas Frey on the future of work

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Disruption! How to manage the threats and opportunities

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

By: Tania de Jong AM

Disruption! How to manage the threats and opportunities

Retail, the media, airlines, telecommunications, even governments globally are all in the throes of fundamental change in response to disruption. Is it a threat to your industry or profession, a problem to be managed – or an opportunity to be seized?

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Three disruptors impacting business as unusual!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

By: ImagineNation – Janet Sernack

I recently participated in the Disruptive Innovation Festival where I presented an exciting new webinar on ‘How the lean start-up is disrupting business as usual’. Whenever I design a new webinar, blog or learning program, I always invest quality time in updating my resource materials so that I can share the latest thinking and thought leading ideas with the diverse range of online learning communities I collaborate with. What really excited me is that I identified three converging forces seriously disrupting ‘business as usual.’

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