Author Archives: Idris Mootee

Does Integrated Creativity Exist Today?

Where does it exist? D-Schools Or B-Schools? by Idris Mootee Someone asked me who the design head is in our company. I am not sure. My answer would be everyone. Everyone is a strategist and everyone is a designer (or design thinker) in our company. We understood long ago that strategy doesn’t necessarily come from a strategist, and that a ...

Read More »

Creative Capitalism + Social Innovation

New Social Enterprises That Make Money and Change the World by Idris Mootee We need more (and more innovative) social enterprises and I really want to see a top tier MBA programs with specialization in Social Enterprises. Call it B-school needs S-school. There are so many problems out there and sometimes we feel we are almost giving up. Our capitalist ...

Read More »

Happy 60th Anniversary China!

When Are We Seeing A Parade Of Chinese Global Brands? by Idris Mootee Happy Birthday China! China celebrated its rise to a world power over 60 years of Communist rule recently, showing the world their capabilities in its biggest-ever parade of state-of-the-art military hardware. It has come a long way and still has a long way to go. I attended ...

Read More »

Innovation, Strategy And Leadership?

It Means Leading With Purpose And Imagination. by Idris Mootee Innovation, strategy and leadership are so closely interrelated and to succeed you need all those three. Innovation is the ability to different options in the future and develop a set of perspectives to guide them into the future. Strategy is the ability to connect customer needs and wants to the ...

Read More »

Scenario Planning Back in Fashion

Developing Robust Strategy with ‘Wild Card’ Scenarios by Idris Mootee Every executive wants to know what the future will be like or what will likely to happen to their industry and what the most disruptive forces are that will impact their bottom line or even survival. That’s why we use ‘Wild Card’ to paint scenarios. Wild card scenarios are in ...

Read More »

Social Innovation as Smart Business Strategy

Businesses Can Be Good Stewards Of Our Societies by Idris Mootee Innovation takes many forms, but social innovation is the least understood form, and today there are pressing needs and urge for the creation, adoption and diffusion of innovations. Innovation’s several forms include: technological, organizational, product, service, business model, etc. The term ‘social innovation’ has come into common parlance in ...

Read More »

Future Is Not More Gadgets

Future gadgets will do things such as enhanced cognitive assistance and collaborative filtering. And that gadget is probably your phone. Japan is always the best place for new inspirations. My rental phone also acts as a translator and all I need is to point the built-in camera to any Japanese characters. It exchanges personal information that works like business cards. ...

Read More »