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Sacha Chua on Blogging

You Should Start a Blog Right Now

You should start a blog right now. It will help both you and others learn, and it will help you build a skill.

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Gary Klein on improving performance

How Can We Increase Insight?

Innovation depends on insight. But many of the practices and habits within our organisations actually inhibit generating insights. In Seeing What Other Don’t, Gary Klein offers some ideas for overcoming these obstacles, and for generating novel insights.

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Innovation Opportunity: The Future is Co-Created

One of the world’s first home computers was the Honeywell Kitchen Computer. It was a disastrous product, but thinking about it can help us spread our own new ideas more quickly.

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Hacking Innovation

The Brisbane Innovation Network took a field trip to visit HackerSpace Brisbane today. We can learn a lot about how to innovate by watching how things work in these collaborative invention labs.

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Innovation Travels on Two Legs

The best way to get ideas to spread has been around a long time: talk to people.

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Look for Innovation From the Edge

Kenya is at the cutting edge of innovation in mobile money. How can this be? There are a plenty of reasons, and a few things to learn about innovation by investigating.

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Three Steps for Social Media Success

What social networks do you have to be on to succeed? Whichever ones fit your strengths. Here’s how to think about this question a bit more strategically.

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Food, Connection & Innovation

The startup Thumbtack hired a full-time chef a few years ago, and it transformed their business. It’s a great story of unintended business model innovation that we can learn from.

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Sticky Innovation

A medical emergency for my cat Wallace leads to surprising discoveries about a common household product, which teach some useful innovation lessons.

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In Which We Discover the Secret to Social Success

What tools do you need to use to be successful in the social era? The fact is that the tools don’t matter. The two keys to success are: do awesome work, and connect with people.

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The Attacker’s Dilemma

The Bing It One challenge would have been a great tool in 1998. Unfortunately, now that Google dominates search, an improved algorithm isn’t enough to get people to switch. This is the Attacker’s Dilemma: unless you bring a major performance improvement, there is no point in directly attacking a strong incumbent in their area of strength.

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Are You Ready for the #SocialEra?

What are the implications of the new ways that technology allows people to connect and interact? Nilofer Merchant explores this in her book 11 Rules for Creating Value in the #SocialEra – it’s a good book with some important lessons.

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