Amelia Johannsen

Amelia Johannsen is a digital communications professional working on a variety of projects internationally. She is passionate about functional design and collaborative innovation used to create a more compassionate and sustainable world. As a freelance writer, she contributes to projects such as InnovationMangement.se, The Green Exchange and Friki Fish, while her free time is best spent traveling and in the pottery studio.

All articles by Amelia Johannsen:

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    Book Review: Innovation Abyss

    Jul 06, 2017 | In: Book Reviews

    Dr. Chris DeArmitt says he’s tired of hearing people constantly talk about improving innovation methods and efforts, only to find that no real innovation is actually taking place. He also suggests that books on innovation are generally written by theorists and academics; people with no hands-on experience and no real value to contribute to the actual practice of innovation. So who can tell us what’s actually going on?

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    Writing Proposals: A Handbook of What Makes Your Project Right For Funding

    Mar 03, 2017 | In: Book Reviews

    Whether you are a startup, researcher or consultant, at some point you may find yourself in a situation where you need to write a proposal for funding. Preparing proposals is a detailed process that takes lots of precious time and if you’re not familiar with the best practices for writing them, I dare say you may be wasting your time.

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    Creative Strength Training

    Feb 03, 2017 | In: Book Reviews, Column & Opinion

    Creativity: a highly sought-after skill which can be illusive in times of need. The big question is what can we do about it? Whether you’re a professional artist, dancer, comedian, scientist, inventor or entrepreneur, you will experience the highs and lows, inspiration, frustration, self-criticism, doubt, and problem solving within your personal creative process. In the end, we’re all bringing something new into the world and hoping it will find its place and be well-received by others.

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    Top 20 Most Influential Innovation Blogs from 2016

    Jan 13, 2017 | In: Column & Opinion, News

    Over the past few weeks we have done the analysis of all of the big innovation bloggers to find evidence of who really are the best innovation bloggers of 2016, and who you should look out for in 2017, ranked into the official Top 20 list.

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    Live and Work in the Netherlands as a Start-Up Entrepreneur

    Dec 12, 2016 | In: News

    A city of commerce and entrepreneurism, Amsterdam has long been a melting pot and meeting point for people to come together and ferment world-changing ideas. Recent changes to Dutch law allow innovative entrepreneurs to receive start-up visas in the Netherlands. All they need to qualify is an innovative business idea and an experienced facilitator/mentor.

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    Inspiring Business Lessons from the World’s Greatest Thinkers and Innovators

    Dec 07, 2016 | In: Book Reviews

    Otto von Bismarck once said, “Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.” In Paul Sloane’s latest book, Think Like an Innovator, you will learn from the struggles and accomplishments of 76 of the world’s greatest thinkers: artists, business leaders, geniuses, inventors, mavericks, pioneers, scientists and visionaries.

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    A New Approach to a Longstanding Team Building Tool

    Oct 11, 2016 | In: Book Reviews

    After dedicating his professional career to teaching team building in companies followed by fifteen years of travelling the world to teach people about the DISC model, author and keynote speaker Merrick Rosenberg continues his mission in a new book that takes a more playful approach to personal assessment and learning behavioral differences.

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    Practical Guide for Decision-Makers and Problem-Solvers

    Aug 11, 2016 | In: Book Reviews

    Corporate managers and entrepreneurs alike are accustomed to making tough decisions and seeking out the best possible solutions to everyday problems. It comes with the territory, but it’s not inherently easy. In order to reach a leadership position or own a company you probably have a knack for decision-making, but when the future of a business depends on the outcome, it’s important to reduce cognitive biases and calculate carefully.

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    A New Disruptive Paradigm

    Jul 21, 2016 | In: Book Reviews

    Let’s face it, running a business in today’s world is a formidable endeavor: change and disruption have become the new norm. In an effort to keep up, innovation is at the top of every executive’s priority list and new innovation methodologies, training and strategies are available every day. But is all the hype really helpful while Western businesses and policy-makers are working under an outdated paradigm?

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    Innovation & Ideation for Designers (and their Public)

    Apr 09, 2015 | In: Book Reviews

    In today’s crowded marketplace a new product is only as good as its packaging and marketing campaigns. How can you make it stand out from the competition? How can you update the design of your product without alienating your customer? The new book “Creative Anarchy: How to Break the Rules of graphic Design for Creative Success” provides ideation techniques and creative tools to push boundaries and expectations while preserving the function and message of the design.

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