Innovation is widely considered to be the best approach for extracting maximum value from assets old and new. In the high-growth ICT sector, where markets are world-wide, barriers to entry are low, and there is always a small start-up waiting to take over, innovation may well be the best approach for long-term survival.
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There are some people who always seem to be starting new projects.
These projects are not always very sound and not even particularly creative. The point is that such people seem motivated to be proactive, whereas most people seem to be reactive.
The use of the Six Hats method is now growing rapidly around the world. Those who have become familiar with the method look back at argument as crude, primitive and ego-driven.
Teamwork is one of the rallying cries of the new management.
You don't change for its own sake - you change to realise the strategic vision.
One of the most important weapons in the armoury of the lateral thinker is another invention of Edward de Bono’s - PO.
Challenge is of the essence of lateral thought, and the meaningless word PO is a meaningful way of challenging a statement or idea. Edward’s seminal book on lateral thinking contains the following very useful guide to the grammatical use of PO.
Ordering some books for my American grandson’s Christmas present, I remembered that my bookseller, Amazon, had played a most significant part in both the reality and the folklore of electronic revolution.
Husband and wife team Andrew and Mary Bragg have written an unusual and highly effective guide to ‘Developing New Business Ideas’. As you would hope, the book is full of unusual and effective approaches. For example, the authors, like most writers on cerebration, tell you about the right brain (intuitive) and left (logical) which determine your thought patterns.
Here are ten steps to help innovation...