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Cycles of change 1

Understanding the cycles of change using TIPS (Part 1)

Imagine a time machine brought you a few hundred years back in time to a feudal principality in the agricultural age. Upon your arrival, you’re randomly assigned to join one of three traditional social groups: farmers, clerics or warriors. You have to perform the duties associated with your newly assigned role. If you’re lucky, you feel […]

Perfectionism in business and innovation

Why perfectionism is a foe of creativity and innovation

Perfectionists, be warned: This article isn’t perfect. I started it around midnight a few days ago when I got the idea for it. I continued working on it in a coffee shop the next morning, and completed it in between two client meetings, all the while knowing it wouldn’t be article. This raises an interesting question: […]

Creativity in the Year of the Monkey

Creativity in the Year of the Monkey

In a few days, it will be time again to say: Kung Hai Fat Choy and welcome in the Year of the Monkey (or the Red Fire Monkey to be more precise). Of all the animals of the Chinese Zodiac signs, the monkey is the one most closely related to us humans. What creative inspirations can we get […]

Creative Christmas

How Christmas can boost your business in the year ahead

It’s Christmas eve! Let’s celebrate the holidays by taking a look at what this festival means for people, and what we can learn from Christmas to boost our business in 2016. Christmas is the festival of love If you ask people what human emotion and feeling they associate with Christmas, most say “love”. People spend time celebrating […]


Tracking the dimensions of change over time

Innovation means change. Tracking and mapping political, economic, social and technological change is one of the activities you need to undertake at the beginning of a strategy innovation project. Naturally, the changes of the emerging future are grounded in the changes that take place at present and the changes that took place in the past. What if […]


The rise of entrepreneurial Asia? (Part 2)

Two weeks ago, we started to explore why Asia —and other parts of the world— is likely to see a shift from a managerial to an entrepreneurial society in the coming two decades. We arrived at this insight using a futures forecasting technique named Causal Layered Analysis (CLA) that was created by the futurist Sohail […]

Big fish rules the sea

The rise of entrepreneurial Asia? (Part 1)

Two weeks ago, I shared with you a series of forecasting questions I gained at a Futures Foresight workshop run by Prof. Dr. Sohail Inayatullah. I introduced to you a series of forecast scenarios on the future of innovation in Asia, one of which was called “Entrepreneurial Asian Innovation 2035”. But why is Asia, like other […]

Forecasting the future of innovation in Asia

Forecasting the future of innovation in Asia

Two weeks ago, I invested time and money in my own professional development. Prof. Dr. Sohail Inayatullah, one of the world’s leading futurists, was invited by the Change Initiative to run a Futures Foresight workshop in Bangkok. Apart from many other useful foresight tools, Dr. Sohail introduced a set of simple questions to create alternative […]

Proprietary Knowledge and IP Management

Six questions to help you make the most of your proprietary knowledge

At the XXVI ISPIM Innovation Conference in Budapest two months ago, I participated in an interesting workshop titled “Constructing the Open Innovation Manager: Renaissance 2.0”. In an earlier article in this column four weeks ago, I already laid out the wide knowledge and skills repertoire that an open innovation manager needs to master in order […]

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10 for 10: Entrepreneurial Lessons of a Decade-Long Survivor

10 for 10: Entrepreneurial lessons from a decade-long survivor

Hooray! This week, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Thinkergy. Most start-up never make it through the roughs and troughs of their first decade, and we feel very grateful to have survived. Nowadays, many consider leaving the rat race to start their own business and become an entrepreneur. Do you know in earnest what you’re […]

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