Tag: innovation

Why Good Entrepreneurs Are Like Scientists

August 18th, 2013   •   1 comment   

Scientist Entrepreneur
You don’t have to be a mad scientist to benefit from experiments (courtesy of Cliparts.co)

Imagine that you’re an entrepreneur tasked to start a new business. Or perhaps launch a new product.

How would you go about doing it?
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How Crowdsourcing Grows Global Brands

June 26th, 2013   •   no comments   

“Participation is the new brand.” – Chaordix

“The future of organisations is bringing chaos and order together” – Dee Hock (founder of VISA)

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Unrelenting Innovation: Book Review

June 19th, 2013   •   1 comment   

What is the secret sauce to enduring corporate innovation?

Is it the ability to introduce disruptive technologies? Are smaller companies – also known as emergents – more able to shake the market? What about religion, climate, geography, education, patents or even (gasp) luck?

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Creativity and Innovation from the Crowd

June 16th, 2013   •   no comments   

 
Ross Dawson

We’re all part of a “global brain”, nodes in a vast interconnected network of humanity.

So says Ross Dawson, author of Getting Results from Crowds. Sharing his perspectives at the recent Crowdsourcing Week here in Singapore, Dawson proclaimed that this ubiquitous connectivity accelerates both openness and creativity, mediated by the social web.
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The HUB Singapore – Local Catalyst for Global Change

May 2nd, 2013   •   1 comment   

The HUB Singapore

Coworking space. Connected community. Curated events. Collaborative platform. Change catalyst.

The HUB Singapore is all of the above and more. Part of a global network of 40 HUBs with 6,000 over members around the world, the coworking space for social change agents was founded 11 months ago in May 2012. Funded with a start-up grant of $100,000 from the National Youth Council (NYC), it occupies the first and second levels of the NYC Academy building at Somerset Road.

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Singapore Invents World’s 1st 3D Plastic Film

April 3rd, 2013   •   no comments   

Ahh the wonders of 3D. If only we can get rid of those ugly 3D glasses…

Well, apparently, now we can. In a world’s first for Singapore, A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), together with Temasek Polytechnic (TP), has developed a new plastic film which empowers your handheld device to display 3D images and videos. This nano-engineered screen protector allows you to view 3D movies and photos using your smartphones and tablets without needing to wear those pesky red and green spectacles!

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Surviving Disruptive Innovations

March 15th, 2013   •   7 comments   

Surviving Disruptive Innovations
Was Borders a victim of Disruptive Innovation? (courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Tower Records. Borders. Kodak. Maybe even Research In Motion (RIM)?

The list of casualties to disruptive innovations grow longer each day. By clinging to the status quo and failing to recognise the threats of disruptive consumer behaviours, technologies, or business models, these companies have sounded their own death knell.
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The Innovator’s Dilemma: Book Review

March 13th, 2013   •   3 comments   

GrabCar Disruptive Innovation

GrabCar and Uber has disrupted taxis in Singapore and around the world (Courtesy of GrabCar)

Have you wondered how innovations can be “disruptive”? Or why entire industries can be wiped out with new entrants?

Last night, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke about the impact of disruptive innovations during the National Day Rally Speech.
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The Rise of Creative Leaders

January 17th, 2013   •   1 comment   

John Maeda The Rise of Creative Leaders
John Maeda – creative leader par excellence (courtesy of Wired.com)

In the age of rapidly changing consumer tastes, ubiquitous digital connectivity and ever changing socio-cultural dynamics, the old ways of leadership will no longer work.

To survive and thrive in this tumultuous age, organisations need to be innovative, open, collaborative and flexible.
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Gamestorming: A Tool for Innovation (Book Review)

November 28th, 2012   •   no comments   

Stumped by an insurmountable problem at work? Keen to generate ideas that are “out of the screen”? Wish to find a way to make “gaming” come to life?

With Gamestorming by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo, you now can.
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