Top Organisations Manage for Growth

By Henra Mayer It’s a jungle out there. The world is changing quicker than you can say the word “irrelevance” – we talk about Moore’s Law, the role of the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) Big Data, Digitisation, Disruptive Business Modelling and then throw into the mix other specifics like FinTech, the potential

How to Create an Innovation Culture that Lasts

By Henra Mayer Many organisations kick-off an innovation programme with innovation training or brainstorming sessions. Seeing that it is easier to execute, this can be a good way to engage the organisation around innovation intent. A good programme that delivers fresh ideas utilise the power of collaboration to create repeatable differentiated value in the market

How to Stand Out in a Niche Market

By Henra Mayer.   The word "niche" comes from a French word that means to nest. In the business context it is described as concentrating all marketing efforts on a small but specific and well defined segment of the population[1]. Niches do not 'exist' it is 'created' by identifying needs and wants that are being addressed poorly or

Hippie 2.0 and the swing back

By Richard Copland. This is the last in my Californication series that has looked at the influence of California on our new radical technologies.  The thought pieces considered the beginning of the counter culture and its growth into a global phenomenon, before asking whether it had become a capitalist dystopia. This piece will draw the

Leading Innovation

By Henra Mayer. The significance of innovation is widely recognised as an important business driver in a dynamic world of rapid change and shifting business models. Many organisations invest in innovation initiatives to create more competitive and resilient organisations, but how to continuously produce repeatable, strategically significant outcomes remains a challenge for many. Intent needs

From counter culture paradise to capitalist dystopia

By Richard Copland. Can you complete the following series? Avant, Firefox, Flock, GreenBrowser, K-Meleon, Maxthon, Opera, Safari, Sleipnir, Slim. A couple of pointers, think back to 2009, they were the browsers accessible via BrowserChoice.eu This thought piece will pick up on some of the points raised in the Californication and Radical Technologies article that we

Innovation Systems – Making Sense of the Noise

By Henra Mayer. Technology is recognised as an enabler of innovation and growth. Having a software tool, specifically the right software tool, can greatly accelerate your innovation results by creating an easily accessible and self-sustaining platform for ideation and innovation management. Over recent years however, the innovation technology systems market exploded and an influx