Organization & Culture

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    Innovation Insights from the Founder of Sony

    November 21, 2018 | By:

    Akio Morita was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1921. His father owned a business brewing sake. It had been in the family for 14 generations and it was expected that Akio, the oldest son, would step into the business but the boy was more interested in electronics than in brewing.

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    Don’t Be a Zebra, Be a Giraffe

    October 30, 2018 | By:

    Zebra stands for Zero Evidence but Really Adamant.  Zebras are people who see things in black and white.  They are sure of their own opinions and they disdain information or science which undermines their beliefs.  The king of the Zebras is Donald Trump.

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    How New Technologies Are Innovating the Legal Industry

    October 29, 2018 | By:

    Don’t expect practice of the law to be exempt from any of the ongoing digital transformations. There’s actually an abundance of new technology that stands a good chance at revolutionizing how we study, practice and interpret the law — in the U.S. and beyond. Here’s a look at some of the frontrunners.

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    Smarter Networking to Improve Your Company’s Visibility

    October 11, 2018 | By:

    External networking serves many purposes for a company, and modern digital marketing has become a combination of marketing, customer service, and public relations. Social media and other platforms also allow industry experts and organizations to engage in public conversation about important topics, so being involved and engaged in business and local communities is vital to a company’s success in order to appeal to modern socially conscious audiences.

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    Priorities for Building an Innovation Culture

    October 8, 2018 | By:

    The 97th Floor Mastermind Series recently interviewed IdeaScale about our company, our industry, our vision for the future and more, but we thought that one of their questions about what values we look out for when building a team are worth repeating here for those of you that are looking to build a culture of innovation at your company (whether it’s start-up sized like IdeaScale or not).

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    The Death of The Consumer Journey and The Rise of Micro-Marketing

    September 13, 2018 | By:

    I have asked Costas Papaikonomou (CP), founding partner of innovation powerhouse Happen, to discuss with me (FP) the theme here below. The purpose is to spark useful conversations about the evolution of the Marketing and Brand job.

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    Leading The Rat Race: The Hurdles Of Innovation

    September 12, 2018 | By:

    Locked with the President of my country, Cyril Ramaphosa, in what was already a ‘do-not-disturb, bromance-in-progress’ kind of moment, he must have developed an on-the-spot inkling that our intimacy stands to grow by leaps and bounds if he were to somehow ask me what I do for a living. And in not so many words, I said what I say to just about anyone – from Long-Rich Sales Reps – to Twitter Bios – right up to C-Suite level, thick-necked folk: “I chase rats for a living.”

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    Four Ways to Manage Creative Employees

    September 5, 2018 | By:

    Often managers make two distinct and completely opposite sets of mistakes when they’re tasked with managing highly creative employees. By means of their leadership approach, they either don’t acknowledge the uniqueness of their creative employees or they take the recognition too far and essentially create inappropriate expectations and division within their workplace.

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    When Addiction Enters the Workplace

    August 30, 2018 | By:

    Addiction. In film and on television, it’s portrayed as an affliction for the streets — back alleys and dark parking lots are the places where addiction grows, not respectable downtown mansions or in high profile offices.

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    Man and Nature:  Perspectives on Sustainability from East Asian Philosophy

    August 29, 2018 | By:

    This article provides a conceptual rationale for environmental sustainability derived from Taoist and Buddhist philosophies. Our goal as a society should be to jointly enhance the quality of human lifestyles and the natural environment, not just one or the other. Innovations in this area can have a nonlinear or exponential impact.

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    Ready to Drive Global Innovation?

    August 27, 2018 | By:

    Everyone is mesmerized by the mystery and magic of innovation and new technologies through AI, Blockchain, IoT, AR/VR, Digital Ecosystems and more. Conversations center around the latest products and services as well as the future impact of a digital life. Yet there is one question that is surprisingly overlooked in many circles – how will leaders and teams innovate and collaborate in a changing business world?

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    The Rise of Innovative Entrepreneurs

    August 27, 2018 | By:

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    As the global mindshare shifts towards grassroots and sustainability, what are the top starting points of new global prosperity centric revolutions? It’s no longer important which economical model you support, which super power you endorse, or which nation you belong to.

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    What the Australian Economy Gets Right About Innovation; and Lessons for Other Countries (Part 1 in series)

    August 16, 2018 | By:

    Over the past few months I have been spending time with a range of Australian companies, getting to better understand their business models and approaches to innovation. After working with US / European organizations for many years, it’s been refreshing to see the actions and impact of innovation in this market.

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    Why a Startup Team Needs Solid Management

    July 26, 2018 | By:

    Startups are moving the business at the moment, given the fact that many successful entrepreneurs are starting their new projects within this environment, especially if they’re tech related.

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    Three Steps to Help Prevent Employee Turnover

    July 10, 2018 | By:

    Keeping employees and avoiding turnover has never been easy. There is no difference based on the amount of employees. Whether it’s a few dozen or a few hundred, trying to maintain and upkeep employee happiness takes dedication, persistence, and one strong cup of coffee (maybe two or three cups, if we’re being honest).

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