Making Time for Innovation

Making Time for Innovation

We all have the same amount of time as Einstein, the same as Zuckerberg, the same as Elon Musk, the same as our favourite musicians and as our favourite author. Everyone has just 24 hours a day. In this blog we share some tips to make you more like Musk and less like the White Rabbit. 

Trend Alert:  The Rise of the Human

Trend Alert: The Rise of the Human

In a world that is increasingly reliant on technology, will humans be the difference between growth and instability? We think so! In our latest blog we discuss the trend for human-centricity and why business needs to sit up and take notice.

How Innovation Training is Saving an Australian Manufacturer

How Innovation Training is Saving an Australian Manufacturer

2 years ago Bernard Brussow was a burdened man. As CEO of a downstream supplier to the automotive industry, he knew the enterprise was facing troubling times. Determined to make a difference, he engaged G2 Innovation to deliver innovation training to a group of IXL employees.  This is the story of how a potential doomsday turned into to a deliverance that could be worth millions... 

Collaborate to Innovate

Collaborate to Innovate

When it comes to innovating, collaboration is often vital to success. However, if you've been on the receiving end of a poisonous partnership then collaborating can be an excruciating process.  We discuss the benefits and pitfalls of collaboration, and look at what it really takes to successfully collaborate and innovate. 

Design Thinking Your Culture

Design Thinking Your Culture

Hollywood movies like 'Horrible Bosses' and the TV series 'The Office' have captured the topic of toxic workplace culture with hilarity.  Most of us "get it" because we've experienced a workplace culture fail, from the extreme of a boss to be feared to the life-sapping office vibe.  We discuss the role Design Thinking can play in curing these unhealthy cultures and building better businesses. 

Innovation Hacks for January

Innovation Hacks for January

It’s January and you’ve definitely had enough of tinsel, baked ham and end of year parties for one year. You’re back at the office, it’s quiet, the staff that aren’t on holiday are a little subdued and you're looking for a way to keep productivity high and start the year with a bang of energy and action... Sound familiar? Here are a few tips that might kickstart your best year yet!

2017 TREND ALERT: NEXT LEVEL PERSONALISATION

2017 TREND ALERT: NEXT LEVEL PERSONALISATION

Ever since Coca Cola gave us the 'The have a coke with...' campaign the personalisation trend has been on the rise to the point that in 2017 we'll see personalisation reach new heights of tailoring. In this blog, we analyse the trend and explore how businesses can harness its power in the future.  

Politics, Business and Design Thinking

Politics, Business and Design Thinking

2016 is likely to go down as one of the most significant 12 months in politics of the 21st century, however, these events also mark an opportunity for a new kind of leadership in politics and business alike. The peoples' voices have not been heard, so now it's time to learn to listen. Andrew Jones' discusses how a Design Thinking approach has the potential to provide the solution. 

Disruption – Are your Advisors keeping up?

Disruption – Are your Advisors keeping up?

In times of trouble or mounting pressure many people turn to advisors for help, but what happens when those you trust most are on the brink of disruption? We look at what future thinking advisors are achieving and some of the opportunities that lie ahead for this industry. 

Spotlights, curtain calls and lessons in low-fi prototyping...

Spotlights, curtain calls and lessons in low-fi prototyping...

Buzz phrases like low-fi and MVP might stem from silicon valley, but there's another industry that's been pioneering lean, iterative and highly creative behaviour for generations, and both big and small business could learn a thing or two from them...

5 Brain Hacks to Boost Your Creativity

5 Brain Hacks to Boost Your Creativity

Creativity isn't a magic or mystic phenomenon - we all possess the capacity to be creative. These 5 brain hacks can help you to tap into your innate potential for problem solving and original thinking.

What is Design Thinking?

What is Design Thinking?

What is Design Thinking and why has it become the go-to process for problem solving, innovation and driving a business and brand forward?

 

 

We really need to talk about Scaling up…

We really need to talk about Scaling up…

Start-ups may be what's hot in the media and political agendas at the moment, but there's another economy growing opportunity we all need to paying attention to, and that's the scale-up.  In this blog we discuss how the scale-up is essential to shaping a more vibrant and progressive economy. 

 

Olympic Innovations

Olympic Innovations

With Rio 2016 around the corner, we take a look at the parallels between sport and innovation; the lessons we can learn and inspiration we can take from this historic event and all those involved.

Future Trend Alert: Internables

Future Trend Alert: Internables

We (the general population) love wearables - there's no doubt about it, and, whilst they don't show signs of fading out any time soon as a mega trend, there is, however, an exciting concept lurking in the shadows... The next generation of wearables: the 'Internable' - an area of development which is ripe with innovation opportunity and we believe it's only a matter of time before this starts to challenge the mighty wearable for its throne...

The Tortoise & The Hare

The Tortoise & The Hare

Speed is important when it comes to innovation but it's not the be all and end all. We explore why in this blog and how success in fact lies more in the fine art of good-timing!

Survival of the Fittest

Survival of the Fittest

We take a look at the life cycle of some of the world's most iconic brands in this infographic series...you may be surprised to find out where some ideas originated from and there are important lessons to be learned from those who ultimately failed.

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