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  • 5 Ways to Survive and Thrive During the Coronapocalypse

    For individuals and companies who hate change, the world seem to be on the verge of the Coronapocalypse! Chaos, toilet paper pandemonium, and infinite uncertainty can overwhelm our senses. It’s as if we are in an earthquake and just hanging on until the shaking stops, however, at this time when that will be is unknown.

  • Disruptive Trends for 2020

    Soren Kaplan is the bestselling and award-winning author of Leapfrogging and The Invisible Advantage - both provide great insights into effective innovation. In a recent article he shared his view on 10 Disruptive Trends for 2020 and I believe they are not only accurate, but offer opportunities for forward-thinking companies to take advantage of them. He predicts that 2020 will be especially extra turbulent. Election year dynamics, coupled with an increase in grassroots busin...

  • Inspiring Quote: Ideanomics

    Ideas matter more now than ever! X-IDEA helps you develop a great quantity and quality of ideas in less time. 

  • 300+ Ideas in Just 15 Minutes

    THE POWER OF AN IDEA PROCESS! During a quick 40-minute ideation session I facilitated during a SingularityU San Diego meeting, the group came up with over 300 ideas to improve global health in just three 5-minute ideation rounds. Then they refined the ideas that had the most promise, pitched their concepts, and evaluated them to narrow it down to the top 4.

  • Why a Flaw in Design Thinking Leads to Dull Ideas

    When you “brainstorm” for ideas with a team, do you typically deliver conventional ideas that —if you’re honest— you could have got without dedicating extra time? Well, the reason you ended up with these ordinary low-hanging fruits doesn’t mean that you and your teammates are not creative. Rather, it means that you used an ineffective process — if you used a process at all.Most innovation process methods don’t allow you to move beyond the “ob...

  • Creativity in the Year of the Dog

    Kung Hai Fat Choy, Happy Chinese New Year! Tomorrow marks the start of the Year of the Dog, or to be more precise, the Brown Earth Dog. The dog was the first species that humans domesticated, and thanks to this long bond with humans.

  • It’s not only what tools you use, but how you use them

    When you work with a team on an innovation project case, what matters is not only what kind of thinking tool you use when in the innovation process. To do sound thinking and produce adequate outputs, it also matters how exactly you use the tool — or in other words: how you communicate and interact with other team members while applying a particular tool, and how you capture outputs. Today, let’s learn more about the different communication styles that you can use while working on an ...

  • The Single Greatest Source Of Innovation is About Emotion

    In a recent Inc. article titled "Apple Proves That This Is The Single Greatest Source Of Innovation", author Thomas Koulopoulos stated that the greatest source of innovation wasn't a product. It was the experience.The Late Maya Angelou said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Thomas suggests to think about that quote as it applies to your retail experiences.