Innovating During a Crisis

We are living in interesting times. There is probably nobody out there whose personal and business life has not been impacted at least to some degree by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, in the time between writing this and it publishing, I suspect a lot will have changed.   To that point, it remains to be seen how big a crises this ...

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Evoke Deep Change by Shifting Consciousness

Australia is experiencing a range of catastrophic Black Swan environmental events, including mega bushfires, floods, hail and dust storms which have now catalyzed as serious wicked problems. Simultaneously, we are living in disruptive VUCA conditions, yet we are generously and courageously helping out others, to save homes, native animals, and flora and fauna. In a state of political instability and ...

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The Four Currents of a Culture of Innovation

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking these days about “culture of innovation” — trying to get down to the root of what the heck it’s all about. It’s easy to wax poetic about the topic these day (and a lot of people do), but too much of the stuff I’ve been reading sounds like bad advertising copy for motherhood ...

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Why Fears About China Are, Mostly, Overblown

The rise of China over the last 40 years has been one of history’s great economic miracles. According to the World Bank, since it began opening up its economy in 1979, China’s GDP has grown from a paltry $178 billion to a massive $13.6 trillion. At the same time, research by McKinsey shows that its middle class is expanding rapidly. What’s more, it ...

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Why Is Innovation So Important for Businesses?

why is innovation so important for businesses?

Even in our line of work, we often meet people who aren’t very familiar with innovation. As such, we often get to answer the question of what exactly innovation in business is, and why businesses should care about it. Given how vaguely the term innovation is used, that is hardly surprising. Also, while we’ve seen more and more industries being ...

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10 Rules of Digital Transformation

Premise: In my work at SAP, I support a community of SAP customers in India – INDUS. One of the initiatives of this community is a micro-community of people who are working in their respective organisations around the topic of digital transformation. Members of this community are from organisations of all sizes, differ in their positions in the organisations and ...

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The Flywheel of Growth – A Strategic Innovation Framework

Flywheel of growth – strategic innovation framework

These days virtually everyone agrees that innovation is strategically important. For example, in an international PwC innovation survey of roughly 250 CEOs, only 3% said that innovation is not a strategic priority for them. Regardless of these results, organizations often struggle in aligning their innovation efforts with their overall strategy. On the other hand, top performing innovators always seem to have a clear focus in ...

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