Until You Have Creative Skills, Innovation Tools Are Useless

CreativityCheck out this insight:

The same holds true for innovation: Innovation tools can’t help if you don’t have certain skills mastered.

The Industrial Internet and Internet of Things with Nico Adams

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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What does the future look like in a world where everything is connected to itself and the internet?

My guest for this episode of the podcast is Nico Adams, Product Manager and senior research scientist in CSIRO’s Data61 business unit, where he assists Australian (manufacturing) businesses to leverage modern information technology, the industrial internet and and Industry 4.0 technologies.

The Internet of Things is one of the essential technologies that will drive industries in the Next Economy.

Complacency Is A Silent Killer

complacency is a silent killer of businessComplacency kills…big time!

Two weeks ago I was invited to talk to a group of marketing and MBA students at INIDE University about what it takes to make innovation happen inside established organizations.

As I mentioned in a previous post, nothing prepares you for reinvention. There is no class, course, workshop that teaches one how to “unlearn” old habits and skills which only use is to maintain the status quo.

Resources and Scale Don’t Guarantee Innovation

creativity loves constraintsI was recently invited to talk at INIDE University to a group of MBA students about how to manage for innovation. As I mentioned on my previous post,  managing for innovation means optimizing the core while exploring the future; these students already hold management positions in their organizations so this topic is important; and new to them.

A Message for Future MBAs: Innovation Comes From Exploration

jorge barba inide innovation management

Jorge Barba at INIDE University talking about Innovation Strategy and Management

Where fear runs rampant, innovation dies.

I was invited to speak to a few groups of undergraduates and MBA students at INIDE university, these are people who work at established and well known companies. They are also people who are moving up in the ranks, or gaining new skills to get that top spot.

So, I was excited to get the chance to share my experience with them about the new world of innovation…

10 Emerging Technologies That Will Drive The Next Economy

Leaders should always be asking themselves What’s new?, What’s next? and What’s better?; that’s where the future is. And we can take deliberate steps to answers those questions…

What technologies will drive the biggest changes in industries over the next 10 to 20 years and create the next economy?