What is Your Global Digital Health Strategy?

WHO has released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services. However, implementing these ideas around the globe will require : Overcoming the barriers to dissemination and implementation Creating a global cybernervous system Transforming sick care to health care Transforming a sick ...

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“I think, therefore I am” … said the machine to the stunned humans

She didn’t actually say it like that. She might have asked “to be or not to be?” and insisted that “that is the question”.  In any case, machines are already up to asking profound existential questions. On 11th February 2019 a very unusual event marked the latest man-versus-machine challenge: a debate on whether we should subsidize pre-schools or not. In ...

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Five Podcasts That Will Help You Stay Relevant, Gain the Advantage and Win: In Other Words Be More Human in an Age of Technology Take-over

I often get asked questions such as, “How do I add value now that this software can do part of my job?” or “is there a role for me now that Artificial Intelligence is taking over the world?” My answer is always this: “You could find yourself on the fast path to irrelevancy or you can adapt, elevate your game, ...

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Amazon’s Success Boils Down to Six Building Blocks

Replicate Amazon’s secret formula for winning big in the digital age Having run strategy and leadership development programs across the Fortune 1000 for over the past 25 years, I’ve seen lots of business models. As I highlighted in a prior article on The Future of Seamless Shopping, nothing currently parallels Amazon when it comes to innovation. Amazon’s management system is designed for speed, agility, and scale. ...

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The Limited Value Of Ideas

There is a line of thinking that says that the world is built on ideas. It was an idea that launched the American Revolution and created a nation. It was an idea that led Albert Einstein to pursue relativity, Linus Pauling to invent a vaccine and for Steve Jobs to create the iPhone and build the most valuable company in ...

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of January 2020

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are January’s twenty most popular innovation posts: Top 100 ...

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The Challenges of Innovation

Innovation. It’s a good idea, right? In fact, it’s a great idea. If it delivers value. Hands up who’s seen those pet projects – weeks, months, years of beard-scratching over a concept. A concept that no one completely understands, and no one seems accountable for. So why is it that innovation so often goes nowhere? Why does so much time, ...

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Five Foundations for Building a Culture of Innovation

If you are trying to transform an organisation which is sluggish and risk averse into one which is innovative and entrepreneurial then you have taken on a massive task. One approach is to use the Prosci ADKAR Change Management methodology as advocated by Jeffrey Hiatt and Tim Creasey. It consists of five key stages. 1. Awareness.  It is critical for ...

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