JONATHAN-KNOWLES/GETTY IMAGES Almost every leader wants to make more time for strategic thinking. In one survey of 10,000 senior leaders, 97% of them said that being strategic was the leadership behavior most important to their organization’s success. And yet in another study, a full 96% of the leaders surveyed said they lacked the time for strategic thinking. Of course, we’re all oppressed … Continue reading If Strategy Is So Important, Why Don’t We Make Time for It?
For all the dollars spent by American companies on R&D, there often remains a persistent and troubling gap between the inherent value of the technology they develop and their ability to put it to work effectively. At a time of fierce global competition, the distance between technical promise and genuine achievement is a matter of … Continue reading Implementing New Technology
Steve Jobs was the most astonishing business speaker of his time. Bill Gates once called him a “wizard” who “cast spells” on his audience. Fortune magazine proclaimed that his keynotes could set “hardened hearts aflutter.” Jobs is one of the few CEOs whose presentations have a dedicated Wikipedia page; his keynotes alone could spark a surge in … Continue reading How to Rehearse for an Important Presentation
Every leader knows they shouldn’t play favorites — it can lead to dissatisfaction and discord on a team. There are even some surprising disadvantages for the person who is the focus of the boss’s special attention. But there will always be team members who want to make it into your inner circle, and sometimes a … Continue reading Managing Someone Who Sucks Up to You
Biotechnology company Amgen is leveraging machine learning and emerging technologies to try and predict and prevent disease. We’ve heard it before: Artificial intelligence (AI), with its giant data sets and rapidly evolving technology, is transforming health care into a science capable of preventing illness and prolonging life. We believe this will be true over the … Continue reading A 21st-century approach to serious illness
How it works, why it’s so powerful, and where it’s likely to be most useful first Jan 29, 2019 IMAGE COURTESY RIGETTI COMPUTING. PHOTO BY JUSTIN FANTL. This is the first in a series of explainers on quantum technology. The other two are on quantum communication and post-quantum cryptography. A quantum computer harnesses some of the almost-mystical phenomena … Continue reading What is a quantum computer?
Technologies don’t have to be cutting edge to make a profound difference in people’s lives. Check out these 10 incredible low-tech inventions. 1) Better woodstoves Deforestation is a major problem in much of the developing world, as is the harm to human health that comes from breathing in the particulate matter in smoke from woodstoves. … Continue reading Seven Recent Low-Tech Inventions that have Changed the World
Written By Denise Lee Yohn Innovation is a top priority for almost every organization. But to achieve success through innovation, companies must put as much energy and investment into marketing new offerings as they do in generating them. The role of marketing in some companies seems to have diminished in recent years, with the growth … Continue reading Why Great Innovation Needs Great Marketing
Google is about to release an app in Africa that will help internet users overcome obstacles such as the lack of high-speed connectivity and the cost of data on the continent. The release of Google Go is the U.S. technology giant’s latest attempt to extend its reach into emerging markets such as sub-Saharan Africa, where … Continue reading Google Releases New app to Beat Slow Internet Speed in Africa
The mobile app and smartphone ecosystem have grown exponentially in the last seven years, mainly driven by user experience, technology and investment. Technological advancement on mobile platforms is still in full force. We are seeing new innovation with every OS update. These innovations can be the key to making your mobile apps stand out among millions of … Continue reading Mobile Technologies: Driving the Next Wave of App Innovation
“A person’s success can be measured by the amount of uncomfortable conversations they’ve had.” - Tim Ferriss The Design Thinking for Startups Module have been very educative, challenging and interactive. But one unique lesson that I will never forget is to always put focus on the people, not the product. The module have taught me … Continue reading #MACE16: Reflective Essay
It was thrilling being part of 1st Trade fair in 2017 which took place at Kingston Business School London. This was a great chance which we displayed and get on the spot answers right away about our prototype product. It was also an opportunity to engage with potential customers. The Trade Fair also provided us opportunity to give consumers a … Continue reading #MACE16: January 2017 Trade Fair – [Photos]
Pitching our business idea to a panel of professional judges was nerve-racking. This might be due to the fact our product was still at the prototype stage. Nevertheless, the presentation was also an opportunity to test our business idea and gather as much feedback as possible. Furthermore, our prototype product (chopstick trainer) accurately demonstrates the … Continue reading #MACE16: 1st Dragons’ Den Presentation
A truly god value proposition should paint a picture of your brand for prospects. It's must describe the benefits customers can expect from your products and services. It literally tells your audience: How your product or service solves/improves problems What benefits customers can expect Why customers should buy from you over your competitors It should introduce you to prospective buyers … Continue reading #MACE16 : The Art of Good Value Proposition Design
Elon Musk is often labelled a dreamer, the closest we could get to a real-life Tony Stark. He is an innovative and motivational leader that uses his passion for technology to repeatedly deliver breathtaking results. Now, he is coalescing the various articulations of his business empire to create comprehensive solutions to climate issues and … Continue reading The Future According to Elon Musk
Hi, its me again.. have you ever wanted to understand patterns in behaviour of buyers of a product? are you looking to innovate (something new) or to improve an existing service? Applying personas to design thinking process will help you take a step back and build empathy with users, helping you to properly listen and walk in their shoes. Personas are “not real people … Continue reading #MACE16 : Role of Personas In Business Innovation