Author Archives: Idris Mootee

Enough Design Thinking Theory Already

How About Let’s Start With Design Thinking 101? by Idris Mootee I’ve written extensively and spoken publicly a lot about the myth of design thinking. Honestly I am getting a little tired reading about it myself. How people can over theorized a very simple idea and now the term is becoming another buzzword. What is design thinking? Design thinking is ...

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There is No Shortage of Wicked Problems

Just The Coffee Cup Alone Is A Hard One To Solve, Not For The Lack Of Trying. by Idris Mootee Sustainability and in particularly recycling is a very tricky topic. Just use coffee cup as an example, Today there are 58 billion disposable coffee cups being thrown away, un-recycled, around the world each year. Often least understood by consumers and ...

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It's Time for CRM to Go Social

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is just a fancy name for a customer data management system. CRM systems don’t do anything for most people as a customer. Now it’s time for CRM to get social. Remember 8 years ago every VCs were pouring money into CRM (Customer Relationship Management), I never liked that word. It is a fancy name for some ...

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Apple – From Underdog to Overlord

With the market power that comes with success, can Apple keep its friends? by Idris Mootee When a company acquires significant market power and becomes super successful, it will have fewer friends. It is more so in software and hardware business as they try to push each other around to get certain standard or platform adopted. Apple used to have ...

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Rethink, Reimagine, Reset

With The World In Such A Mess. It’s Time To Rethink, Reimagine And Preparing For A Reset. by Idris Mootee No question many of us are upset, feeling restless and wondering how we have created such a big mess of this world. Countries are going bankrupt with Spain on the border of joining Greece. Countries’ (including UK and US) skyrocketing ...

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Will Spiderman be real soon or is it just hype?

Every time there is a new product launch, there is always hype around how innovative the product is. Not all innovative new products deliver on the hype like Apple. Although the Segway was a big engineering achievement, it didn’t live up to the hype. Its sophisticated system of dynamic stabilization certainly showcases electronic engineering excellence and did deserve some hype, ...

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Are MBAs becoming irrelevant?

by Idris Mootee Are business schools preparing students for a flat world where organizations and national boundaries are becoming blurred? Looking at this year MBA rankings by Financial Times, there aren’t many changes in the Top 10 list. The surprise is that #10 is a Hong Kong Business School and #12 is an Indian Business School. Other top schools (some ...

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Rethinking the Design of Kitchen Appliances

My kitchen is overcrowded. There is no end in sight as we continue to invent new kitchen gadgets. I have always wondered why many small kitchen appliances are so poorly designed both in form and function. Cooking is an art form and the appliances should reflect that. I’ve spent an hour at John Lewis’ basement looking at their kitchen appliances. ...

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CES 2010 Report

More than 10,000 people attended the show, and funny enough there was another show running next door – the Porn Show. I don’t know if were are any vendors who showcased products in both. One thing that deserves mention is Nokia’s announcement of the Growth Economy Venture Challenge. Nokia is going to invest $1 million in a developer who comes ...

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