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Ninja Innovation : Taking a Leaf Out of a Ninja’s Scroll – Killer Techniques for Entrepreneurs

Ninja Innovation : Taking a Leaf Out of a Ninja’s Scroll – Killer Techniques for Entrepreneurs You may think that it’s funny to think of ninjas in relation to businesses but I think that it’s genius. Just because some practice or concept is applied to other matters (like espionage and assassination) that doesn’t mean that […]

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Intrapreneurship : If You Can’t Beat ‘em, Join ‘em

Intrapreneurship : If You Can’t Beat ‘em, Join ‘em I think that the initial reaction of big companies regarding the explosion of niche brands is that they didn’t understand how to take over or stop so many new players at once. If it was simply a single emerging brand, buying them out would be no […]

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Deconstructing Transformational Change : A Guide for the Workplace

Deconstructing Transformational Change: A Guide for the Workplace Transformational change is the hardest, slowest and most important kind of change. Usually, this is also the kind of change an organization needs to have some long-lasting effect. But first of all let me explain you the 3 different types of changes that are existing: Different types […]

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How to Use an Innovation Tournament in Your Business

How to Use an Innovation Tournaments in Your Business? In all my years as a consultant, one thing I’ve learned is that innovation and creativity thrive in all kinds of situations. There is no one way to innovate and there is no one way to stimulate creativity. Sometimes, you don’t even have to do anything […]

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What is innovation

What is innovation ?

What is Innovation ? : A Short Guide When someone asks you “what is innovation?” what should you say? I think that you should have an answer that inspires whoever is asking. Why? Because, innovation is a storytelling driver for change and continuous improvement. It’s the reason that inspires people to work in companies where creativity […]

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Holacracy the New Organizational Goverance

Holacracy the New Organizational Goverance I like to think the shift from traditional organizational governance and practices is happening because some people are getting smarter. They understand that authority and decision-making policies should be distributed throughout self-organizing teams rather than at the top of a hierarchy. Today, holacracy has been adopted by numerous companies to […]

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Why You Should Shift to Open Innovation

Why You Should Shift to Open Innovation Innovation is the buzz word of the business world, but I think very few people understand what it really is. It’s easy to say it’s about creating value, generating ideas, gathering and interpreting data, making decisions, implementing actions and getting a burst of inspiration. When you look at […]

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The Workplace of the Future: How Only Innovative Companies Can Keep Up

The Workplace of the Future: How Only Innovative Companies Can Keep Up? When I’m looking around, when I talk with friend, colleagues and clients the only thing that I can be sure of is that change is everywhere. It’s happening quickly and in such a transformative manner that everyone has to keep up to stay […]

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Understanding the Art of Innovation

Understanding the Art of Innovation When I meet people active in the sector of the art of innovation, I always find that innovation in itself is hard to understand because of the multiple working approaches that are coexisting. Being in this business myself, I often wonder why, how and what I’m doing. What is innovation […]

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How Organizational Design Can Help Improve Your Corporate Culture

How Organizational Design Can Help Improve Your Corporate Culture When I coach entrepreneurs I always ask two questions: what is your business model and how do you layout your organizational design?. This helps me to better understand the dynamics of their organisation and their workforce. But first, I described them what an organizational design is. Organization design is […]

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Discover the frugal and flexible Jugaad, Do It yourself or Système-D innovation approach

Jugaad innovation – Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth In their “Jugaad Innovation ” book Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu & Simone Ahuja, show a new R&D bottom-up innovation approach. The term Jugaad, is a Hindi word that roughly means “an innovative fix; an improvised solution born from ingenuity and cleverness.” In their book the […]

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What We Can Learn from Startup Weekend

Spending the weekend pitching, brainstorming and building prototypes may not be your idea of fun, but for the business-minded, this is how a weekend should be. Startup weekend is the gathering of entrepreneurs, makers, investors, designers, and other talented individuals who are collaborating to find future co-founders and teammates who believe in their business ideas […]

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10 profiles you should hire to create a creative corporate culture

10 profiles you should hire to create a creative corporate culture Did you know that innovation can be much funnier than most people think it is? In the “Ten Faces of Innovation ” book, Tom Kelley – IDEO – makes creative corporate culture thinking and innovation sound like an exciting moment. In his book, Tom Kelley […]

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The Lessons We Get from luck: Innovative Ideas and Serendipity

The Lessons We Get from luck: Innovative Ideas and Serendipity With our history dotted with depression, recession and financial crisis, it’s easy to assume that innovation is less likely to take place due to lack of resources and funding. But that isn’t exactly the case, because if you look at history closely, a lot of […]

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How to develop a creative organizational structure

How to develop a creative organizational structure As a consultant in creativity, I often get asked how organizational structure impacts company innovation, performance and employee retention. Because so many companies think that organizational structure simply defines how a company is laid out, several organizations find themselves in disarray, creating poor culture in the workplace. We should […]

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Useful Creativity Tests

Useful or not ? Here are Creativity Tests for Yourself and your Organization I find creativity tests a fascinating subject to study. Whether you use creativity in your hobby or at work, I think it is a characteristic worth nurturing. A friend of mine once asked “how do you rate or measure a creative corporate culture?”. I […]

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11 useful Tricks to Improve Creative Thinking

11 useful Tricks to Improve Creative Thinking In this very competitive society we live in, the need for creative thinking is now more in demand more than ever. Both the corporate and organizational landscape require creativity from their staff and employees, may it be to come up with superbly packaged products, enticing marketing campaigns, innovation […]

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Effective Problem Solving Strategies for Better Collaboration

Is Your Problem About People or Money? Effective Problem Solving Strategies for Better Collaboration Both problem solving strategies and collaboration are important concepts in any organization. With departments working closely with one another and facing a pile of paper works, deadlines and pressure, having great problem-solving skills is indeed necessary. Problems may range from minor […]

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