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  • Should You Innovate With Your Customers or Not? Part 2

    In part 1 of this two-article series, we began exploring the ongoing debate in innovation as to whether or not companies should involve customers in their innovation efforts and act upon their ideas. I also presented arguments and success stories of both the proponents and opponents of customer involvement in innovation. The pro camp argues that we should listen to customers and innovate by giving them what they want.

  • Should You Innovate With Your Customers or Not? Part 1

    To what extent should innovators listen to customer ideas and suggestions while innovating? There is an interesting debate in the innovation domain between proponents and opponents of involving customers in innovation endeavors and of following their ideas. Today, let’s first hear from each camp, then explore different contextual situations that may influence the arguments of either side and finally propose some possible solutions to reconcile the different views.The Pro camp: Why customer...

  • Creativity in the Year of the Rat

    Recently we celebrated Chinese New Year. On January 25, we started the Year of the Rat, or to be more precise: The Metal Rat. The rat is the first of the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

  • Why Make Time Now for Strategy Exploration (Part 1)

    “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills,” goes a Chinese proverb. The new decade promises to bring us disruptive change. Digitalization will significantly alter how we do business.

  • How Can You Thrive in a Disruptive New Decade?

    The new decade promises to be driven by rapid change, rising complexity, mounting uncertainties, and lots of surprises. Most likely, disruption will rule in the coming decade. How can you transform yourself and your business to flourish in the 2020s?

  • How Investing Time Upfront Produces Better Innovation Results

    Are you a Chief Innovation Officer who’s planning the innovation project initiatives of your company for the year ahead? Or are you a manager assigned to spearhead a concrete innovation project in 2020? Or perhaps, are you likely to be invited to take part in an innovation project as a team member in the coming year?

  • Innovation Quote: Leaders and Followers

    If you focus is on creating value for your customer instead of just making money, innovation becomes a lot easier. X-IDEA and our micro-innovation approach allow you to be more innovative in less time with less risk.

  • Inspiring Quote: Creativity

    Creativity is the ability to make new connections and see things from new perspectives. X-IDEA and Genius Journey provide the training needed to maximize creative skills.

  • Inspiring Quote: Ideanomics

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

  • Inspiring Quote - Innovation Economy

    Emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Big Data, Augmented Reality, Robotics, and Autonomous Vehicles, provide an enormous opportunity for companies to create wealth – only if they are innovative enough to embrace the opportunity. X-IDEA provides a systematic approach to discovering ways to leverage the tech in your industry.

  • Inspiring Quote - Edison

    Because he successfully practiced a systematic innovation approach, the legendary inventor Thomas Edison was well aware that innovation is largely a numbers game. In Thinkergy's X-IDEA innovation method, we also track the innovation outputs at each stage of the process, thus making sure that you first produce a lot of raw ideas (during Ideation) before you design the most intriguing ones into great ideas (in the Development-stage). When can we guide you and your team through an inn...

  • Mastering Digital Transformation- Part 2

    Two weeks ago, we discussed how a range of newly emerging, interconnected digital technologies (such as artificial intelligence, big data and the Internet of Things, among others) are predicted to profoundly change business and society. We explored how new technologies pass through different phases of the hype cycle before eventually producing meaningful, marketable applications. In Part 2 of this three episode article, let’s next discuss what challenges digital transformation places on both est...

  • How Innovation Affects Financial Performance

    Does innovation really deliver tangible financial results a company? Do investments in innovation yield a positive return? Does innovation pay?

  • Understanding the Inner Workings of Innovation Methods

    Have you ever wondered what an innovation process method is? And what it’s good for? And how it works?