Countless definitions of leadership have come and gone over the years. Many have grown so patently outdated that even their most ardent supporters would struggle to make a convincing case for them. The quasi-military figure, the saviour, the celebrity – all have waxed and waned as the demands of leadership have changed.
Lately I have been doing things a little different in my workshops. Instead of slowing down and showing step-by-step every little thing that I am doing with technology, I am purposefully going fast and showing people the speed of how quickly I can get things done amazingly well with the technology.
In Sapiens, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari argues that it was the exploratory mindset that led to European dominance over the world. Other empires, such as the Chinese and the Ottomans, had far greater military and economic power in the 18th century. Yet, it was the Europeans quest for understanding that made the difference.
Each year, Forbes magazine ranks the most innovative companies in the world on their potential for innovation. Tesla Motors was the top-ranked business on this year’s list, released in August.
The entrepreneurial force behind the company is co-founder and CEO Elon Musk who believes innovation—such as the creation of new products, services or processes—is essential for companies that want to profitable and recognized as trailblazers in their industry.
The Global Innovation Index ranks the innovation performance of 128 countries and economies around the world, based on 82 indicators. Switzerland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Finland, Singapore, and the United States lead the 2016 rankings of the world’s most innovative economies.
European countries can learn from China's innovation-driven economy represented by leading e-commerce companies like Alibaba, experts attending a symposium said on Thursday in Brussels.
Duncan Clark, an expert on the internet and entrepreneurship in China and author of "Alibaba: the House That Jack Ma Built," told Xinhua that the firm represents an innovation-driven economy which can enlighten European countries lagging behind in this field.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the future of work. Much of the time, these conversations are fueled by the anxiety many of us share as we try to understand the impact new technologies will have on our industries.
Two products caught global attention several years ago. They both aimed to provide an alternative to refrigerators to consumers in emerging markets who could not afford a conventional fridge or lacked the electric supply to run it. One was ChotuKool, a small box-like device (chotu means small in Hindi) with a unique design that cooled using a thermoelectric chip running on batteries. The second was MittiCool (mitti means clay or earth), a clay container with shelves that uses water evaporation to cool items. Chotukool was priced at $60 and Mitticool sold for $40.
Large, established companies get a bad rap for failing to be innovative. Conventional wisdom suggests that these firms are less likely to create path-breaking new technologies. Some argue this is because established firms are less likely to pursue radically new ideas—they get complacent or they don’t want to cannibalize their own success. Others claim that established firms may try to innovate, but are too set in their old ways to succeed.
It seems obvious that businesses should want to innovate. New ideas, new revenue streams, stealing a lead on your competition: what’s not to love? And yet innovation — the very concept of doing something new and different and untried — seems to terrify so many of the businesspeople and wannabe entrepreneurs I meet in Australia.
Recently, Match-Maker Ventures and Arthur D. Little have released an interesting report, titled “The Age of Collaboration“. The study does a good job in synthesizing the global state of play of corporate-startup collaboration and latest findings on success requirements for its implementation.
During last month’s Skift Global Forum, more than 50 speakers took the stage to discuss the trends and innovations defining the future of travel. Much of what was discussed was around the new wave of technology making its way into the everyday lives of consumers: virtual reality, voice-activated search, digital payment apps, beacon technology; undoubtedly hot topics that spark curiosity and fanfare amongst early-adopting travelers and industry insiders eager to keep up.
Remarkable breakthroughs happen at public research universities everyday, but bridging the gap between early innovation and widespread adoption is a challenge that these institutions know all too well. This is especially the case when it comes to education technology and curricular innovation.
There has been some talk in recent weeks that Australia’s much-vaunted “ideas boom” may be over before it’s really begun. But the truth is Australian ideas were booming long before the Turnbull government coined the term – and will continue for a long time to come.
Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. CEOs say that the next three years will be more critical for their industries than the past 50. They see disruption as both a threat and an opportunity, according to KPMG’s CEO Outlook.
With this survey as the backdrop, I recently moderated a (San Francisco) Bay Area Council panel with Proterra CEO Ryan Popple, TriNet CEO and President Burton Goldfield and former BRE Properties CEO Connie Moore to discuss their views on the survey’s key findings.
The wealth management industry is undergoing profound changes. Technology, coupled with advances in financial thinking, can now offer everything, in the words of the subtitle of Paolo Sironi’s FinTech Innovation (Wiley, 2016) , “from robo-advisors to goal based investing and gamification.”
In early October 2016, the group that calls itself the Islamic State killed two Kurdish soldiers with an explosive device hidden inside a drone. While terrorist groups have long had a fascination with drones and experimented with their use, the incident was a first for a terror group, and it potentially represents the leading edge of a wave of similar incidents that could follow in the months, years and decades ahead.
Consumers today are spoilt for choice in every segment of their choosing, be it products or services. An organisation must set itself apart from the rest to grab the attention of its target consumers. A product differentiation and promise of better quality therefore become key to success.
Agriculture provided the foundation for civilization, and modern innovations in agriculture could help save it. Industrial monoculture, the farming method by which most of the global food supply is grown, degrades the land, reduces ecological resilience and diversity, and requires an enormous amount of fossil fuels.
We all talk about it, but how are we actually doing it?
In attempt to find out how large mature companies are tackling innovation, Lean Ventures has recently completed surveys followed by in-depth interviews with innovation managers at large companies in telecom, utilities and consumer appliances.
In an era of unparalleled technological change, staying ahead of the curve can be a tremendous challenge. As usual, the solution is to be found with our fellow human beings. Today's savviest businesspeople are increasingly becoming part of communities designed to give everyone involved the information, ideas, and support needed to find opportunity in innovation. One of these business leaders, Red Chalk Group founder Raymond Zenkich has organized a community of his own-the Blockchain Insurance Summit, which will occur on November 8 in Chicago. Here he discusses why community building should be a major priority for every entrepreneur and executive in the digital age.
I was shocked to discover on a recent visit that a giant but innovative local hospital system has implemented a break-through in wellness. They have adapted some of the industry’s leading-edge employee wellness techniques and made them work for patients visiting their hospital, thus adding a whole new dimension in the way they make their patients healthy. Much like my previous report of a EMR interchange break-through, it’s so radical and unexpected I wouldn’t have believed it unless I had experienced it myself.
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