Innovation consulting blog

Innovation consulting to drive speed and agility
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Almost thirty years ago, I took the entrepreneurial leap and initiated a design management consultancy to serve and add value to the Australian fashion and lifestyle industries. In those days, the focus was on stabilizing innovation entrepreneurial businesses through conventional...
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What is agile decision making?
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I was at a committee meeting recently, where one of the guiding principles adopted by the team was “agile decision-making - the 80:20 rule”. When I inquired as to what “agile decision-making” might mean, I was informed that it meant...
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What is driving innovation in Financial Technology?
Despite the banks (or perhaps, because of them) FinTech (financial technology) is on the rise in Australia. After all, more than half of Australian SMEs have a loan facility of some description, and only 30% are completely debt-free. It’s easy...
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Delivering a great customer experience
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I recently attended a fantastic business lunch presentation by John Stewart, who formed and leads Cisco's Security and Trust Organization. He captivated the audience with this disruptive question; Are you ready for a new world where the convergence of mobility,...
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Making Sense of Enterprise Innovation
One of the greatest challenges in designing client solutions within the innovation jigsaw puzzle is about making sense of enterprise innovation in their organizational context. To create the coherence within the diversity and complexity of abstract terminologies and processes that...
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The 7 myths in developing an innovation culture
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As more organizations seek to embrace innovation as a lever for business growth and transformation, we have noticed that some organizations still haven't managed to create a common understanding of what innovation really means. As well as the possibilities innovation...
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Top 8 reasons – importance of innovation to your business today
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Change is accelerating so quickly, it is making innovation an urgent strategic and systemic necessity.  It is the key competitive lever left to ensure both organisational survival and sustainability. Living now in the Disruption, Digitization and  Connection Ages, our attention...
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Cultivating innovation agility
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In a recent Forbes article, “What Innovation is, and isn’t” by Rob Preston, from Oracle, suggested that consumers are suffering a bout of “innovation fatigue.” Presenting data from a communications firm, Ketchums’ new Innovation Kernel study, which was designed to...
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Innovation requires experimentation
I wish I had known about Clayton Christensen’s research on living overseas as one of the three ways of exploring how innovation requires experimentation.  It certainly would have contributed to my success by increasing my capacity for innovation, before I...
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Disrupting corporate innovation education
As many of you are aware, I was an Australian ex-pat and start-up entrepreneur and resided in Israel for six years. Israel is globally acknowledged as The Start-Up Nation! I was fortunate to have the opportunity to live within its...
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