innovation

Steve and TED’s Excellent Adventure

tedHave you ever found yourself at a party where you felt like if someone discovered who you really were, you would be ejected imm

Why innovation in payment systems is important for entrepreneurship

Look around you. Chances are that at least 90% of everything around you is there because of entrepreneurship.

There's a Swahili saying that says, 'ukiona vya elea, jua vimeundwa', translated literally as 'if things exist, it is because they have been made'.

Using innovation and creativity to get out of a crisis

Entrepreneurship, as with life in general, is a risky business. One of the hallmark characteristics of the quintessential entrepreneur is the boldness to take risks. However, with risk comes the potential for failure and the wrong decision can wind you up in a crisis situation.

Hype curve, meet diffusion of innovations, Part II

In the first part of this thread, "Hype curve, meet diffusion of innovations," I simply threw up an image that overlaid Rogers's Diffusion of Innovations curve on top of Gartner's Hype Curve without much else---simply a question: "Notice anything interesting?" W

Is innovation what you do when your back is against the wall?

I remember watching the movie, 127 Hours. In a dire situation, facing almost certain death, his hand lodged by a rock against a crevice, the main character in the movie does the unthinkable to save himself – he chops off his own arm!

Why is it so hard to implement innovation?

One word: 'Culture'.

Culture is the single biggest hurdle any established organization has to go over to become truly innovative. Why? It's simple: innovation is not just about stuff you do, it's about who you are as a company; it is a culture.

It is not just about thinking up new ideas, nor even about implementing those ideas.

Innovating Government at Making All Voices Count

[Cross-posted from an article by Jessica Day, a marketing and technology writer and editor for IdeaScale on the innovation excellence blog.

Innovation out of necessity is alive and well

(This article first appeared on the Virgin website as part of their special feature on innovation and disruption. The original post can be read here).

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