23 06, 2017

Podcast #015 Samuel West – What can we learn from the museum of failure?

By | 2017-06-23T13:38:54+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Podcasts|0 Comments

In this episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, I speak with Samuel West, the creator and curator of the Museum of Failure in Helsingborg, Sweden. The Museum of Failure is a collection of interesting innovation failures. The majority of all innovation projects fail and the museum showcases these failures to provide visitors with a [...]

22 06, 2017

Give us Your Lions!

By | 2017-06-22T19:38:48+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Innovation|0 Comments

Command-and-control, top-down organizations have the most trouble innovating. In particular, the fearful mindsets that review, align, and sign off on “decks” to be presented to Vice President-level colleagues often edit out the insights and recommendations that have the power to grow the business in new ways. These well-trained, obedient keepers of the status quo are [...]

22 06, 2017

Inspirational and creative furniture made from folding woods

By | 2017-06-22T16:34:30+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Inspiration|0 Comments

Check out this video to see some amazingly creative furniture designed by Dutch designer Robert van Embricqs. Created using just a single piece of bamboo and strategically cut and fit together, each piece transforms from a flat slab of wood into a functional piece of furniture. A table. A chair. A bowl. What else could there [...]

16 06, 2017

Silent Geniuses: Why we need more respect for the creativity of introverts

By | 2017-06-16T18:06:05+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Creativity|2 Comments

Share this post with anyone who you know who wishes that they had the courage to speak up and let people know about their ideas. Imagine what you think a "creative person" looks like, and what they behave like. Chances are, you probably have a picture of someone coming up with lots of ideas. Maybe [...]

16 06, 2017

Healthy Visionaries

By | 2017-06-16T12:01:09+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

If you want to create a high-growth company or transform a slow- or flat-growth organization into a category-dominating leader, you cannot manage this type of growth with an MBA-styled leader who wants to function like a strategic CFO by mainly cutting costs and managing profit and loss. Companies looking to lead—to either invent or reset [...]

16 06, 2017

The 9 indicators that your corporate innovation programme is failing

By | 2017-06-16T11:47:53+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Innovation|0 Comments

My colleagues over at the Board of Innovation have put together a great little Slideshare presentation which I recommend everyone have a look at. It is all about the indicators that an innovation programme may in fact be failing. Check out the slideshare here below: 9 Indicators That Prove That Your Innovation Programme Will Fail [...]

15 06, 2017

Bad idea of the Week: Kronum – an overly complicated sport nobody wanted

By | 2017-06-15T17:12:25+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Innovation|1 Comment

In "Bad Ideas of the Week", we highlight the inventions which people tried to get off the ground but which failed and we can learn from. This week, I want to bring you the story of a new sport which was doomed from the start as a concept. It is called Kronum, and was designed to [...]

9 06, 2017

What is Design Thinking? Extensive interview with Tom Kelley from IDEO

By | 2017-06-09T15:04:10+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Innovation|1 Comment

One of the most important figures in the field of Design Thinking is Tom Kelley, one of the heads of IDEO along with his brother David. Recently, Tom was interviewed by High Resolution (video above) about his thoughts on Innovation and Design Thinking. Main points discussed in the interview: Design isn't a thing, it is a [...]

9 06, 2017

Brand Essence: The Rock’n’Roll of Business (Part Three)

By | 2017-06-09T13:45:18+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Innovation|0 Comments

Part 3 of 3. See part 1 and 2 Your marketers either need to create a fire or be fired. If you have uninspired and uninspiring marketing professionals on your team, be warned. Give him or her one chance to kick into high gear. Then act decisively. Fire them if they cannot change tempo. Be [...]

9 06, 2017

Brand Essence: The Rock’n’Roll of Business (Part Two)

By | 2017-06-09T13:45:36+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Innovation|0 Comments

Part two of three. See part 1 here One real power of a brand is that it serves as a tuning fork for an organization, helping them quicken strategic decisions, vetting new opportunities, and making hard choices when projections are slipping away from the target. Nothing kills brand value more than short-term revenue focus. When [...]

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