When I started a new job in New Zealand in 1997, reading Thriving on Chaos by Tom Peters changed my life. Here’s the story…
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We learn through trial and error. That’s how everyone figures out how to ride a bike. We need to use trial and error more in business – it is a core tool for building an innovation culture.
I often have people ask me what they should do with a great idea they have for a business. Here is a list of questions to work through, and resources to help you.
My goal here is to help people that are trying to build a better world. I want to help make work more interesting. I hope that we can work together to do that. This is why we need to think of innovation as a discipline.
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.
Most organisations have more than enough ideas, but many struggle to choose the best ideas to pursue. Here are ten methods you can use to improve your idea selection.
About 20% of firms based their pricing on real data from their customers. This is mind-boggling – and it present a huge opportunity. Business model innovation is challenging, but that’s why it provides such a great opportunity.
It’s natural to try to cut back in tough economic times, and consequently, organisations often cut innovation. This is a mistake. The best results coming out of recessions happen when firms balance short-term and long-term oriented 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.
Business model innovation is relatively easy to do when you’re a startup. But it’s also a really important skill for established firms to build. In this post I discuss why, and how to approach it effectively.
In 1993 you needed a phone, a laptop, a camcorder, a palm pilot, a watch, a walkman and a pager to do most of what you can do today with your smartphone. That’s amazing, and there are some important innovation lessons that follow from this.
Risk and uncertainty are two different things. Mixing them up causes problems. Here are some ideas for dealing with uncertainty in particular.
- 2013 Holiday Reading List for Innovators 9 December 2013
- Ideas Change Lives: How Tom Peters’ Changed Mine 8 December 2013
- Failure is Always an Option 1 December 2013
- How I Almost Blew My Big Chance by Forgetting Everything I Know About Innovation 27 November 2013
- How to Use Experiments to Build an Innovation Culture 19 November 2013
- You Can’t Benchmark Your Way to Greatness 17 November 2013
- Innovate by Re-Imagining 14 November 2013
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