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Innovation Strategy: A story of a candle making company

Innovation Strategy: A story of a candle making company

An innovation strategy can be the difference between an organisation that peaks then flounders and an iconic organisation with sustained growth and longevity. To demonstrate, here’s a story of two candle-making companies, one with an innovation strategy and one without.

THE POWER OF THE PLAN

THE POWER OF THE PLAN

Innovation has become a major factor in determining organisations' longevity and success. That's where an innovation strategy comes into play, it is the where, what, how and who of innovation. Having, knowing and using your innovation strategy puts you at the helm of the boat. 

The Power of Purpose

The Power of Purpose

Your purpose is the rudder that keeps your organisation on course. It's your strategic starting point that helps you filter what you shouldn't do and focus on what you should. With a clear purpose you can transcend technologies and prevent disruption, change markets and gain a competitive advantage.

How the 'Amazon Effect' will impact every Australian

How the 'Amazon Effect' will impact every Australian

If you work in or own a business, then Amazon will change the life of the people (customers, colleagues, stakeholders) around you. This is because Amazon does a few things very, very well and sooner or later, these people will expect the same from you.

Here are three examples of how the 'Amazon Effect' will have side-effects for every Australian.  

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. 

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. 

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. 

 

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!

What is Tachophobia?

What is Tachophobia?

Hint: It’s not a fear of Mexican food! Ever felt like the world is moving just that little bit too fast for you? Well, you're not alone...this feeling; fearing the pace of change has actually been given a name: 'Tachophobia'. In this blog, we explore this concept; looking at where, how and why it has been evident throughout innovation history...

Welcome to the Ideas Boom

Welcome to the Ideas Boom

The Australian Government's Innovation Statement a.k.a 'The Ideas Boom' has finally been released. Here we discuss what it really means for business and what your business should be doing to make the most of it?

As Simple as 1, 2, 3D

As Simple as 1, 2, 3D

For the latest article in our Trends in Manufacturing series, we welcome the newest member of our team, Lizzie Williams. Lizzie looks at the ever improving and fast moving world of 3D printing, and what exciting opportunities it offers enterprising manufacturers. 

Supply Chain or Supply Change?

Supply Chain or Supply Change?

Continuing our series on Trends in Manufacturing we look at Innovation and the Supply Chain. From Ikea's purchase of a Romanian Forest to the growth in Distributed Manufacturing, we examine how businesses today need to be thinking beyond traditional supply chains and considering how they'll keep up in a world where factories and distribution centres could one day be obsolete.  

Graphene - The Power in Your Pencil Case

Graphene - The Power in Your Pencil Case

In the first of our series on Trends in Manufacturing we look at the super material - Graphene. This atomic sized material could impact upon everything from touch screen technology, to how we construct buildings, to space travel. In fact it could one day be used to create a fuel free spacecraft that travels using light alone. So why is it that many manufacturers are failing to take any notice..?

The Speed of Change - Threat or Opportunity?

The Speed of Change - Threat or Opportunity?

The speed and rate of change has never been higher. In the history of the human race, we have never had so much access to information, knowledge, customers and new markets as we do today. How businesses look at the ongoing escalation of change and the responses they make are more crucial than ever before...  

 

Has the sun set on Innovation?

Has the sun set on Innovation?

Are you sick of the word Innovation? You're not alone. Innovation, the buzzword of the naughties is currently facing some backlash and it's time to set the record straight. Co-Founder of G2, Andrew Jones,  gets to the bottom of the backlash and provides good reason why the sun has not set and is unlikely to do so... ever. 

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