jorge barba

Hello my friend, welcome to the Game-Changer! A blog about innovation, new ideas and how the world is changing. I’m your host Jorge Barba, an Innovation Insurgent. You’re here because you’re interested in being or becoming a Game-Changer in everything you do. Let’s do it!

I’m CEO of Big Bang Group, CEO and co-founder of Better and OnTime. Innovation Strategist at Netek and I’m also the President of the Baja California Innovation Cluster.

I also work with startups and corporations. Need help reinventing your innovation capability, developing new growth platforms and revenue streams?


entrepreneurship, Greatness, Innovation, Strategy

What every organization can learn from the CIA’s Red Cell to avoid stagnation

How can your organization avoid stagnation and future proof itself? In his book, Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy, Micah Zenko tells the story of the CIA’s Red Cell group, devoted to “alternative analysis,” which includes techniques like “what ifs,” Team A/Team B exercises, and premortem analysis, all of which are used to identify holes in a plan, model an adversary to understand their weaknesses, or consider all of the conceivable ways…
Creativity, entrepreneurship, Greatness, Innovation, Interviews, Leadership, Podcast

Arnold Beekes On Being A Generalist

On this week’s episode we chat with my friend, and fellow Generalist, Arnold Beekes about being a Generalist and how to thrive in a society full of specialists. We need to cultivate more curiosity in people! I came to use the word “Generalist” after knowing Arnold, and have previously written about it at length (here, here, here, here). The benefit of cultivating a Generalist mindset is huge, and is widely considered a trait of innovators…