Are You Looking Far Enough Into The Future? Since our earliest days as primitive savannah wanderers, we humans have had a natural tendency to prioritize immediate gratification above achieving more far-reaching goals. Along with the capacity for thought and reason, human beings are the only… Read More »How Are Those Long Range Scanners Working Out?
I love the “success literature” space – it’s actually pretty humorous. I think of all of the books I’ve read; there are maybe three that I can say actually “tell it like it is” when describing the reality of success. The literature does give you… Read More »Why You Should Ignore The Past
Determining the correct decision in any specific situation requires the ability to look at both qualitative and quantitative data. However, all of this data comes from the past. For example, if you sold Widget A 5 years ago and it flopped miserably, you are less… Read More »Stepping Into The Same River Twice
Has this ever happened to you? I was on a call with one of my former clients a few years ago. They were discussing a new product development process that would generate disruptive and innovative new product ideas, aiming to push this company into a… Read More »Innovation Without Risk Is Not Innovation
When I read that statistic, I thought it pretty odd. I mean, are the companies that are around us now all less than ten years old? Are they all part of that tiny 4%, which made it through? At first blush, it sounds wrong. But… Read More »Will 96% of Businesses Fail Within 10 Years?
When you think about it, we are all living in a multiverse of realities. What we each experience is our own reality. Even when more than one of us is in the same time and space, we don’t see an objective reality that we can… Read More »Open Your Mind To Alternate Realities
Timing Really Is Most Everything I’ve said many times before, being a futurist is like being a meteorologist, you are usually right, but at the wrong time. I think it’s futurist’s bane always to be right – but too early. I feel as humans, we… Read More »Executing The Future Creates It
Like most big companies, you’ve probably run or are currently running, at least one internal innovation program. It might be small workshops, departmental level programs, the rollout of an enterprise idea management tool like Spigit, or something less formal. In our experience, innovation programs are… Read More »Innovation Programs Are Good, Just Not Good Enough.
The Most Disruptive Innovation Can Start With Zero Demand We hear a lot about profitability and ROI in my business – some of my clients innovation groups need to continually justify their existence day-in and day-out, since, for some reason, every innovation initiative always seems… Read More »3 Reasons Why Moonshots Make You More Innovative.
The Case For “Solutioning” As an innovator, disruptor and creator of new things, I love coining and using new words which can more effectively describe something, and solutioning is one of them. Be honest, when some people hear the word “innovation” all they think about… Read More »Problem Solving: It’s What We Humans Do Best.