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”
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)”
I held a short presentation about Creativity on “Entrepreneurship Academy”, here it is…
Continue reading “Finding the Right Idea”
Two days ago, Apple announced new iPhones and Apple Watch. Since then, the world is buzzing about it. Haters put thousands of pictures on internet (funny or not) comparing new models with older products of competitors, they don’t like the design, functionality or just the size. On the other hand, Apple-lovers love everything that comes from Cupertino and every new product means ‘new product to have’ for them. Is there a middle? Continue reading “Apple’s Newest Products – Breakthrough or Not?”
To set up an innovation contest, we’ll first need a topic for sure. Clearly defined, “trendy” topic must push innovators to engage in contest. Sales, marketing, management or customer should trigger new topic from the business field that needs new ideas from our “innovation team”. This need seeker should provide quality description and customer situation of the topic, but avoid technical details as this could lead innovators into wrong path and there is no need for details in this phase – concepts are better. Continue reading ““The Method” – Contest”
FRONT END OF INNOVATION: The 12th Annual Front End of Innovation event, taking place May 13-15, 2014 at the Boston World Trade Center in Boston, MA. The FEI 2014 program will once again transform the industry, offering up the core innovation … Continue reading FEI USA 2014
This sentence from “Only Fools and Horses”(British sitcom from 80s and 90s) summarize the dream of most entrepreneurs. Check this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp5hxHPlTq8 But, to be able to have such dreams – you must sail with your own ship – start a company … Continue reading This time next year we’ll be millionaires
This is second post to the “7innovation method” series. First “awakening” part of the process is to launch initial contest which will “feel the pulse” of the organization and discover innovative persons. This contest could be a wide futuristic strategic … Continue reading “The Method” – Awakening and Selection
How to make innovation process simpler, more efficient and more successful? I tried to explain it using a term “7innovation”, so here is the Method 🙂 Continue reading ““The Method” – introduction”
With last month’s agreement between Agrokor and NineSigma, we have the first t(big) entrance of Open Innovation strategy to Croatia. It’s coming from one of the biggest companies in this part of Europe, with cca. 40,000 employees and biggest retail chain in the country – Konzum. Agrokor operates in many areas of business including agriculture. Continue reading “First (big) Entrance of Open Innovation to Croatia”
It’s always a challenge to bring the innovative culture of any organization to higher level. After promotion of innovation program and removing the barriers, one of tasks connected with that challenge is to be successful in Idea Generation. The focus can be on the quantity of ideas, but it is also always expected, that this ideas have a certain quality to be able to get realized at the end. Continue reading “Idea Generation Methods”
How can any software developer become an Innovator? Is it possible that innovations exist in any software company?
Software development in small and middle size companies can be encouraged in the same manner as in big companies. The effort and the time spent surely must be scaled, but the general principle which should bring the innovation culture into the teams can be copied.
After few business books that was terrible with same old stories and nothing interesting for me, I just finished interesting and inspiring book about the everyday work in a company, based on the real-life example of the writers. The book is called “REWORK, Change the way you work forever”.
The “zero phase” of the innovation process is to convince the very first person to get behind your idea.
Idea can be shortly explained to a colleague at work or to a friend at the coffee shop, where first comments should encourage to further thinking and reshaping of idea.
Great short video on “Fast Company” where Eric Ries (writer of the book “The Lean Startup”) is explaining his term: The Pivot – link The easiest way to explain it – remember what the pivot in handball match is doing … Continue reading Eric Ries explaining “The Pivot”