Category: Digital

Too Busy To Innovate

SMEs are helplessly squeezed between tech start-ups and global corporations in this battle. SMEs should start their innovation engines, imagine their exciting futures and capitalise on these new disruptive technologies. The alternative is to become collateral damage in the crossfire between the faster and the mightier. Continue reading

Posted in Build Capability, Digital, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, Management, Quotes, Strategy, Technology, The Economy | 1 Comment
Adapt or Perish? How About Neither?

The business environment is changing – that’s something we should have our heads around by now. How should we respond? I was on a panel at an event sponsored by the Queensland Branch of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia discussing exactly this issue at the end of last month. Continue reading

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The Kindle Smartphone is a Game Changer – But Not As You Think

Amazon recently launched its new Kindle Fire smartphone. “Ho-hum” you, and a lot of other people, said. “Why?” “What’s so great about this phone?” The market is dominated by Apple and Samsung, to the point we no longer care about Blackberry – and have pretty much forgotten about all the money spent by Microsoft to… Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Innovation, Creativity, Customers, Digital, Headlines, News, Technology | 6 Comments

Technology does not quell creativity, in fact, there’s a great deal of evidence that suggests that technology enhances creativity. Certainly, we are expected to be more creative in our working lives than a generation ago. The truth is that by expanding possibilities and automating part of the creative process, we can all be more creative and productive. Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Culture & Values, Design, Digital, Inspiration, People & Skills, Processes & Tools, Technology, Uncategorized, education | 6 Comments
When External Speed is Faster than Internal Speed

Mary Meeker’s annual report on internet trends shows how the market for smartphone operating systems has been completely transformed in eight years. This holds some important innovation lessons. Continue reading

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30 Ways to Inspire Divergent Thinking

When we stop talking about creativity and innovation in abstract terms and start thinking about how they originate, we get divergent thinking. Divergent thinking is more than thinking outside the box; it’s thinking without the box, and imposing structure later. Continue reading

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In Africa, it’s not because a technology is available that it should be used, the goal is on the opposite to look for the biggest tech common denominator to reach out to the largest number of users. Continue reading

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