Strike first, throw second

Source: The Future Shapers Author: Bruno Pešec A large organisation decided to introduce a new product to the market. The marketing department persuaded the CEO that it must be under a new brand as not to confuse the customers of existing products. The financial analysis and project plan looked promising, and the CEO knew thatContinue reading “Strike first, throw second”

Creating an innovation strategy is a team effort!

Source: FutureShapers Author: Dan Toma An inclusive and consensual approach to developing bold innovation strategies is needed. Why, you ask? Historically speaking, strategy formulation was an activity reserved for a select group of individuals in an organisation or external consultants.  Starting in the 80’s the strategy development process was professionalised as it evolved from theContinue reading “Creating an innovation strategy is a team effort!”

Innovation Archetypes: What kind of innovator are you?

Source: FutureShapers Author: Simon Hill We use archetypes in many walks of life: to provide context, assign a character or personality or define a brand. Definition:Archetype [ar ki taip] noun original pattern from which copies are made; a perfect specimen or example, after which others are copied; a model, type or prototype. When talking aboutContinue reading “Innovation Archetypes: What kind of innovator are you?”

Why the fast not the big dominate the future

Source: FutureShapers Author: Nate Nasralla The shared concern of 78 different innovation teams. I spent the last three months meeting with 78 different Fortune 500 innovation teams (yes, lots of Zoom calls). These innovators came from dozens of regions and industries, yet they all revealed one shared concern. “How do we make a case forContinue reading “Why the fast not the big dominate the future”

Get your idea funded by questioning power dynamics

Source: FutureShapers Author:  Bruno Pešec Throughout our lives we participate in a number of organisations. Sometimes willingly, consciously, and visibly. Sometimes, not so much. But today  I want to focus on perhaps the most formal organisations that permeate our livelihood – companies. In Happiness at Work, Jessica Pryce-Jones claims that an average person spends at least 90Continue reading “Get your idea funded by questioning power dynamics”

Is investing in innovation worth it?

Source: FutureShapers Author:  Bruno Pešec Every morning I take one A6 index card and write down my daily to-dos. One grey and rainy morning a thought passed through my mind. What do academics think about investing in innovation?  On any other morning I’d allow this thought to pass. But not that morning. That time I felt masochistic enough toContinue reading “Is investing in innovation worth it?”

Why quarterly capitalism slows innovation down

Source: FutureShapers Author:  Nikolay Sudarikov “Why quarterly capitalism exists Usually, there is a natural conflict of interest between investors, founders, employees, and executives. Far more often than not, when the company becomes public, the founders already sold the majority of their shares, and they can not influence long-term company strategy anymore or indeed pursue theContinue reading “Why quarterly capitalism slows innovation down”

Igniting Innovation by Sparking Sensations

GLOBAL BEEHIVE ARTICLES Source: FutureShapers Author:  Michael Perman If you’re reading this article, it’s likely because you are CRAVING a little creativity in your life: imaginative future vignettes about your personal creative scenarios or the harvest of ideas emerging from full-blown, collaborative experiences that are orchestrated with your team to drive remarkable innovation. If youContinue reading “Igniting Innovation by Sparking Sensations”

The 5 stages of future thinking

Source: FutureShapers Author:  Dick Hulzebos Stage 1 – Visual thinking Future thinking starts with a ‘I have a dream (King, 1963). This quote points out stage one, visualisation thinking. A dream starts with chaos ending in a clear imagination. What happens is that all single elements are connected and if you see the connection, theContinue reading “The 5 stages of future thinking”

There’s a big, fat cat outside: The power of motivation

Source: FutureShapers – Author: Tomislav Buljubašić When my dog, a Jack Russell Terrier named Oliver, does not want to go outside to the backyard, I must yell a motivational sentence: “There’s a big, fat cat outside!”. Then he becomes mad and can’t wait for me to open the door to let him outside. He runs asContinue reading “There’s a big, fat cat outside: The power of motivation”