Episode no.2 is here: Setting the Preconditions This barrier between employees and the firm – let’s call it “learned helplessness” – is the characteristic of organizations where employees quickly learn that there is no need for creative thinking or the … Continue reading #2: Setting the Preconditions
Podcast INNOVATION IN IT is just launched. First episode: INNOVATORS INSIDE ORGANISATIONS talk about how it is difficult to recognise innovative persons. They are “rebels” which will not tolerate current system in their environment. But, how to start the system … Continue reading Podcast is launched: #1 Innovation inside organisation
In the ever-changing world of IT, it is challenging to create and maintain innovation activities. With more than ten years of experience working in three different companies as an innovation manager, I will try to give a fresh perspective on innovation management in the IT environment and show examples from companies all over the world. A software development environment provides many possibilities for innovation, but also puts some constraints on innovation processes that can be bypassed, bringing success to the company and innovators. Continue reading IT and Innovation
Doloco ltd, a totally new and growing company used Creativity Cards during the company foundation to create branding and starting position for their content and its online placement. Creativity cards were used for: name of the company logo slogan strategy … Continue reading Creativity Cards – Case Study
I was 15 when the war came to my town. I have just finished 1st class of high school and sent the first article to IT magazine, the second one (already agreed) was never sent as I have no place … Continue reading Disturbance to Life
Here is the selection of 5 business books I find most intriguing in last year.
After invention of steam engine, there was years, in some parts of the world even half of the century or more to feel the 1st industrial revolution. Now, 4th industrial revolution is coming much faster and changes that it brings … Continue reading 4th industrial revolution will change companies from the inside
The most common myth in entrepreneurship can lead your startup to a dead end! One of the most common advice startups get as they begin their entrepreneurial journey is to adopt a “laser sharp”focus approach. And the reason for that is crystal … Continue reading Where to Play
A great business book about the current digital transformation (digital tsunami) which affects literally all companies. Part about the technology across digital domains was particularly interesting explaining waves of this change. As this change is inevitable and currently in progress … Continue reading The Age of Surge – Book review
Recently, I was involved in a startup challenge. We didn’t have too much time, but the task was clear, team was formed and we won! How? Continue reading “How we won a startup challenge”
In the world of continuous changes and new trends it is important to have in your team, department or organization, people who think different and who approach to problem in different manner. Often, it’s difficult to recognize innovative persons. They are shy and mostly they hide their ideas in fear not to be copied. Nevertheless, with time some of their features will come along: Continue reading “Human side of innovation – innovators inside organizations”
You want to unleash your creativity? Think again about your ideas or come with a new one?
Our 50 cards raise questions “What if…?” which can guide you to think from the other angle or to question yourself using three main topics:
- business trends,
- techno-trends and
- in another man’s shoes
Home renovations are one of the best ways to improve your living space. This is especially true in tough housing markets or housing bubbles. When homeowners cannot afford to buy property they may begin investing in their existing homes. Continue reading “10 Boundary-Pushing Home building Products of 2017”
Davila&Epstein has done it again. After their first book “Making Innovation Work” (Davila, Epstein, Shelton 2006.) they are back with “The Innovation Paradox – Why good businesses kill breakthroughs and how they can change”.
After reading dozens of innovation & creativity books I stopped thinking that there could be a new great book which will enforce me to underline 1/3 of content but here we are… Continue reading “The Innovation Paradox – book review”
There are hundreds of books published each year with topic: Innovation. Many of them are strictly scientific, others are business or inspirational, but how to know which are worth to read?
My humble choice of books published in last 10 years is following:
Everyone has the potential to be creative. We all create everyday, whether we’re at home, work, in the garden or at school. these ideas help us in our daily lives and we often take them for granted because we think they’re small or insignificant. But sometimes we could come up with an idea that is so useful for the market that it can be called an innovation. The problem is that many people are uncomfortable getting their idea out, or too timid to step out of their comfort zones. Continue reading “Great Idea Can Come From Anywhere!”
What are the emerging trends that will shape our future? Imagine the possibilities:
Setting the preconditions for great results
Have you heard a friend or colleague making fun of his/her superiors because they are doing something “stupid”? On the question “why don’t you suggest a solution?” you get an answer “they wouldn’t listen” or “they don’t care for my thoughts” or “let them do what they want!” Continue reading “Nurturing Innovation”
My presentation from CORP2IN Conference held in Zagreb in Oct.2015. Continue reading “Let There Be Innovations Inside Companies (Presentation)”
The world as we know may be run by businessmen, but it is definitely shaped by engineers. Every engineer would said that the world will be a better place if tech guys made more decisions. In their microcosmos (organizations) they often rule, but how much help do they need from the non-tech side? Continue reading “Every Engineer needs a Businessman!”
The first, or “zero phase,” of the innovation process is to convince the very first person to step behind your idea. The ideal candidate could be: a colleague, a superior or an investor. Ideally you want to find someone in the organization who can fund your idea, or help you find a way to fund it. This will give your idea a push. There may be a need for fine-tuning the rationale and ironing out the technical details to get it through the various stages of the process. Continue reading “Prototype and Get the First Follower!”