Organization & Culture

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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.

  • IMse - Ready to Drive Global Innovation

    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.

  • IMse - Australia Economy

    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.

  • IMse - Startups

    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).

  • IMse - How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Personalized Medicine

    How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Personalized Medicine

    June 21, 2018 | By:

    Artificial intelligence or AI is an area in computer science whose primary objective is to create machines that reflect human activities such as reasoning and cognitive abilities. Chronic illnesses can nowadays be treated professionally using AI within a shorter period. It is made achievable through the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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    How Technology is Changing the Role of Librarians

    June 21, 2018 | By:

    The most significant historical change in the library field was the introduction of stacks in the early 20th century. The prominent structures used to house and protect tomes are a familiar sight for library patrons. For many, the idea of entering a library without seeing an immense collection of books is unthinkable. Despite this, a New York public library attempted to do just that. However, the engineers tasked with planning the project immediately opposed the concept, opting for a renovation that would leave a significant portion of the book collection on-site.

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    Six Companies that Thrived after Bankruptcy

    June 20, 2018 | By:

    Retailers all over the United States are filing for bankruptcy at unprecedented levels. This is, in part, due to the ways the global economy has evolved. Now, more than ever, retailers are turning to the internet for sales, and consumer habits have adapted. Bankruptcy is an alarming and confusing process whether you’re a CEO of a large corporation or an individual who is worried about the implications it might have on your credit score.

  • IMse - Role of Innovators at Large Organizations

    The Role of Innovators at Large Organizations

    June 18, 2018 | By:

    In-house innovation programs continue to proliferate and our concept of the innovator has evolved alongside them. Now we no longer think of a creative genius sitting alone in their tower coming up with creative ideas. Now, innovators can play a number of different roles within an innovation program beyond idea author. A lot of interest and attention is being paid to this concept, because organizations that are looking to sponsor and train innovation skills at their organization need to understand what skills matter most when it comes to creating meaningful change. After all, it’s an important part of professional development nowadays. Every employee at any organization needs to be able to keep up with the rapid pace of change. So here are a few of the roles that innovators play at large organizations.

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    Simple Ways to Increase Employee Satisfaction

    June 8, 2018 | By:

    If you are an HR expert, think of how secure your job would be if you were dealing with fully-satisfied employees. If your team members love and enjoy their posts, you will love yours as well. As stubborn as some employees can be, most of them would like it if you appreciate their efforts regularly. A happy employee will be productive and efficient, no question about that.

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