Yearly Archives: 2022

7 11, 2022

L.I.V.E. (Lean Innovation, Validation & Execution): A new, more effective way to manage multiple innovation projects

By |2022-11-10T15:59:38+01:00November 7th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

This new management method makes it nearly impossible for innovation teams to fail at delivering multiple challenging innovation projects faster, with less risk and lower required budgets. Most innovation experts often say that traditional management processes are not the way to run innovation projects. And this is true. Traditional project management and financial management processes [...]

30 10, 2022

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”

By |2022-10-30T09:19:29+01:00October 30th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

"Art is never finished, only abandoned." A few weeks ago, I came across a fantastic quote on creativity in an interview Todd Henry's podcast and Joey Cofone. They were talking about when to know whether something you are working on is "finished" and ready to be released, and Joey came out with this [...]

28 10, 2022

Opportunity cost

By |2022-10-28T09:36:10+02:00October 28th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

Every choice you make comes with trade-offs. This is especially true when it comes to strategic decisions around innovation. If you choose to spend your time, focus, effort and money developing one idea or innovation, it means you cannot spend those same resources on other ideas. Therefore, you must give up the opportunity to do [...]

25 10, 2022

The ladder of “No”

By |2022-10-25T15:55:16+02:00October 25th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

As companies grow, it is inevitable that more hierarchies will be created. This is because after a certain size, it is essentially impossible to keep track of the relationships between everyone and what everyone is working on. Contrary to popular belief, hierarchy is not always a negative. In fact, as Start-ups grow, they will eventually [...]

21 10, 2022

Scientific Management, Taylorism and how employees are prevented from innovating

By |2022-10-25T15:22:18+02:00October 21st, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

The Harvard Business Review's Podcast "HBR Ideacast" has recently started a series on four business ideas which changed the world. I already told you about their excellent episode on Disruptive Innovation. Today I want to highlight another great episode on a topic I learned a lot more about: Taylorism. What is Taylorism? In 1878, a [...]

17 10, 2022

HBR Podcast on Disruptive Innovation

By |2022-10-17T21:37:02+02:00October 17th, 2022|Innovation|0 Comments

Do you know what disruptive innovation is? No, I am not talking about every start-up trying to disrupt their industry. I am talking about the original theory of disruptive innovation, as outlined by Professor Clayton Christensen in his groundbreaking Harvard Business Review article in 1995. This was the theory which described how small upstart companies [...]

13 10, 2022

The availability bias: Why we overestimate the likelihood of scary but unlikely events

By |2022-10-13T21:08:57+02:00October 13th, 2022|Curiosity|0 Comments

What is more likely to kill you: A shark? Or a cow? Most people would be much more afraid of a shark. After all, they are known to be an alpha predator, and many movies show how easily they will kill anyone that comes to close. Indeed, a 2010 survey conducted in the USA found [...]

11 10, 2022

The pandemic has changed our personalities

By |2022-10-11T16:12:16+02:00October 11th, 2022|Curiosity|0 Comments

If you have felt like being locked inside during the last 2+ years of the pandemic has made you less creative, you might just be right. New research from September 2022 has looked at how the Big 5 Personality traits of more than 7,109 people in the USA have changed over time, comparing their results [...]

6 10, 2022

The surprising downsides to being an Overachiever at work

By |2022-10-06T16:54:53+02:00October 6th, 2022|Leadership|0 Comments

If you want something done, give it to a busy person. I remember this quote from my childhood, and it is meant to show that people who work the hardest are likely to be the ones who are best able to complete additional hard tasks. Since then, there has been an explosion of the productivity [...]

4 10, 2022

People underestimate how much they might enjoy just “thinking”

By |2022-10-04T14:38:04+02:00October 4th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

How would you feel if someone told you that you needed to sit silently in a chair and not use your phone for 30 minutes? To just sit there and "think"? I expect that like many people, you would probably think that you would be bored out of your mind. Being bored has numerous benefits. [...]