Author Archives: Idris Mootee

Common Sense Creativity

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You want to be more creative? Sometimes it is not about trying harder to act creative. I see a lot of people trying too hard. Sometimes it’s not just about giving one the space to be creative. Sometimes it is just being strategic. And sometimes it means apply a healthy dosage of common sense.

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Smart Phone and Health Impact Warning?

There were been suggestions for years about health risks regarding using mobile phones. The city of San Francisco is legislating retailers to give out health warning material. CTIA attorney is fighting back asking the judge to freeze city ordinance requiring phone retailers to disclose possible health risks.

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Design Thinking Requires Storytelling

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Stories inspire, motivate, and shift the way the people think and work. Many civilizations throughout history understood the power of storytelling. From ancient Egypt to modern China story-telling provided the foundation for nearly everything. For business, often there needs to socialize strategies within executive management, the board and senior staff and they include telling innovation, survival and hero/heroine stories.

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Touchscreen Farewell to Steve Jobs

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It was a very sad day when I heard the news that Steve Jobs, who has died aged 56 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. The world has lost a visionary, not only he made an unprecedented impact not only on the world of computing and consumer electronics with insanely great products that inspired a generation of people to dream big and be different, he has also reinvented management by building and rebuilding one of the greatest companies on earth.

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Does Management Need Creativity?

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Are creativity and innovation gifts from god or the product of preparation, practice and training? While we're on the subject of creativity, I would like to share a reprint of my interview with London Business School (LBS) on new thinking that is crucial to innovation, first appeared in LBS Alumni News and then LBS IMPACT.

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