Tag Archives: systematic innovation method

Picturing The Beginner's Guide to Innovation

Picturing “The Beginner’s Guide to Innovation”

Happy anniversary, Creativity Un-Limited! It’s been 10 years since the column “Creativity Un-Limited” appeared first in the Bangkok Post, and then evolved into the Thinkergy Blog. Over the last decade, I’ve produced 257 articles on business creativity of innovation, totalling 240,000 words or enough for six books. So when my US business partner asked me if I could write an “airport” […]

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Tracking the long-term impacts of innovation training

What are the long-term impacts on learners who have taken training in structured innovation? What do they recall from the course? What is the long-term effectiveness of a systematic creativity training with regards to building-up creative confidence and creative confidence in learners? Did the learning journey to the creative side of life inspire some former learners to pursuit […]

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Play “The Dating Game” to find new growth

Discovering new meaning for an established product with a stagnant or negative revenue outlook is like re-entering the dating game. This metaphor underlies a new thinking tool called “The Dating Game” that I’ve created as a new addition to our X-IDEA Thinking Toolbox. Today, allow me to share with you how you may the dating analogy to find […]

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Harnessing the Yin Yang flow of innovation

Two weeks ago, we discussed how to embrace the Yin Yang concept of Chinese philosophy as a simple but effective way to talk about creativity and innovation, especially here in Asia where Thinkergy has its home base. We learned that to build a creative company, we need to focus on boosting its creative Yin energy: hire […]

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Escaping the GIGO principle of innovation

Last week, I began planning a comprehensive innovation project with a client. This project is of a high importance for this Multinational Corporation, which is seeking for new applications in new industries for a highly profitable product that is now locked into one industry and one application niche. The first challenge in this complex innovation project, I […]

Uncovering the innovation learner’s experience (1)

Uncovering the innovation learner’s experience

What’s going on in the minds of businesspeople who undergo training in business creativity and the use of a structured innovation method? What is their creative learning experience like? How do learners feel as they get trained in innovation? Together with my colleague Dr. Brian Hunt, I investigated these questions in a comprehensive research project […]

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Business model innovation: It’s all about the money

Last month, I presented a research paper at the International Society of Professional Innovation Management’s Innovation Conference in Porto, Portugal. When looking at recent trends in innovation research, I discerned one popular topic at this year’s ISPIM conference: business model innovation. Today, let’s discuss what business model innovation means and why it’s valuable, then look […]

Stripping innovation down

Stripping innovation down to its essential core

Confucius said: “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Have you ever realized that succeeding in business in general and innovation in particular is just about three things? Today, let’s take a few steps back and look at business and innovation in the most simple, essential way. Let’s begin stripping innovation […]

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 […]

Innovation Project Dos and Don’ts

Dos and Don’ts for a successful innovation project

At the beginning of a new year, many businesses consider doing innovation initiatives to refresh their products and services, or the ways they promote and deliver them. Planning and successfully running an innovation project is both a science and an art. Today, I share with you eight dos and don’ts of conducting a successful innovation project. Beware of the […]