Author Archives: Braden Kelley

Is working smarter foolish?

Last night I dreamed about the extremely unbalanced view of work in our societies, and woke up wondering whether working smarter is foolish. Why is that we lionize the workaholics among us and penalize those that find ways to be more efficient? Why is that we say “thank you for working so hard” to someone who takes sixty hours to complete a task and penalize the person who figures out how to do it in twenty hours by giving them more work to do? Continue reading

Posted in Leadership, Management, Psychology | 4 Comments
Nerd Fight - Microsoft Hololens vs. Google Glass

Wow! I have to start that word, because I’m not sure how else to describe what has just emerged from Microsoft Research in the new Microsoft HoloLens. And as I say in the title, if you watch the video below you’ll clearly see that Microsoft has just broke Google Glass – both lenses. It’s probably no coincidence that Google closed down Glass as a public project just days before Microsoft’s announcement. Continue reading

Posted in Design, Innovation, Technology, Visualization | 3 Comments
Agile Change is Coming

How fast is your organization capable of changing to continue to remain relevant and successful in the marketplace? The world is changing at an accelerating pace as new technologies are discovered, developed, released and adopted by consumers faster than ever before. At the same time companies are rising to global scale faster and large, successful companies are disappearing faster too. Continue reading

Posted in Change, Innovation, Strategy, Technology, The Economy | 10 Comments
Is Jibo the Latest Innovation to Join Your Family?

I wrote a couple of months ago about the Amazon Echo, the latest piece of hardware to emerge from the South Lake Union headquarters of one my city’s largest employers. A piece of hardware that follows in the wake of the successful Amazon Kindle and the failed Amazon Fire Phone. The Amazon Echo aims to get you to put a computer in the center of your living room and… Continue reading

Posted in Apple, Innovation, Psychology, Technology | 1 Comment
Mind the Change Gap

Are You Innovating at the Speed of Change? The world is changing all around us at an increasing rate, and individuals (and yes organizations too) are struggling to cope with this ever increasing pace of change. In fact, over the last 50 years the average lifespan of a company on the S&P 500 has dropped from 61 years to… Continue reading

Posted in Change, Feature Of The Week, Innovation | 8 Comments
Are You Lying About Your Level of Innovation?

It seems like every company these days is trying to claim that they are innovative, trying to claim that they are customer-centric, trying to claim that their employees are important to them. But are they? Can all this be true? Or, are all of these companies lying to their customers, lying to their employees, and lying to their shareholders? Continue reading

Posted in Innovation, Leadership, Management, culture | 9 Comments
What Change Roles Are Missing?

I’m gearing up to write a new book and app on organizational change to complement a powerful new collaborative, visual change planning toolkit that will be incredibly useful for use in change programs, project and portfolio management, and even innovation, and so I’m canvasing the organizational change literature space (including change leadership, change management, and business transformation) and looking to identify: Continue reading

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