Inspiration

Inspirational articles, e.g. beautiful works

25 01, 2021

Building bridges vs Finished Bridges

By |2021-01-22T15:22:04+01:00January 25th, 2021|Inspiration|0 Comments

Bridges work to get people from one side of something to another. But they only work if they are 100% finished. A bridge which is 99% finished doesn't help you get anywhere. There is still a gap which needs to be overcome before it provides any value. In fact, one single bridge which is 100% [...]

30 12, 2020

Boston Dynamics’ robots have learned how to dance :)

By |2020-12-30T14:57:17+01:00December 30th, 2020|Inspiration|0 Comments

Boston Dynamics has taught its Robots how to dance. While the following viral video may look like CGI, it is in fact real. Boston Dynamics, the company based in Waltham, Massachusetts, makes some of the most advanced bipedal and mobile robots in the world. They act as an R&D facility, and recently their owners Softbank [...]

12 11, 2020

Pace of Innovation – The Ultimate Competitive Advantage

By |2020-11-12T15:59:31+01:00November 12th, 2020|Innovation, Inspiration, Leadership|0 Comments

When we think of a business having a competitive advantage, we still tend to think of traditional economic moats such as a low-cost structure, economies of scale, or perhaps a more intangible moat like a strong brand. While all of these are still extremely desirable assets, they no longer guarantee a sustainable competitive advantage for most companies. [...]

28 10, 2020

Freedom to Fail: Cultivating a Mindset of Innovation

By |2020-10-21T16:36:44+02:00October 28th, 2020|Inspiration|0 Comments

A child can stand up for the first time, take a step forward, and then tumble onto their tummy, to the raucous applause and overwhelming approval of every observer. In other words, attempts that end in failure are both common and lauded in children. Adults, however, find themselves faced with the conscious awareness of the [...]

26 08, 2020

This small company achieved a 100-fold increase in production using Toyota methods

By |2020-08-26T17:39:04+02:00August 26th, 2020|Inspiration|0 Comments

This video is quite interesting, if you're interested in how quickly a small company can innovate. It is about how a small raincoat production company was asked to produce COVID-19 protective gowns by the Japanese government, but was struggling to meet targets of 10,000 gowns a day. They were used to producing only about 500 [...]

24 04, 2020

Idea to Value awarded as the Innovation blog with the most traffic for 2020!

By |2020-04-24T09:50:36+02:00April 24th, 2020|Inspiration|1 Comment

I'm thrilled to say that Idea to Value has just been awarded the most popular innovation blog of 2020, according to research by Orchidea. They analysed several of the best known innovation blogs out there, and their analysis showed that Idea to Value had the most traffic (people visiting the site) out of all the [...]