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Light Up – Innovate Now

 11th October 2016 by gihan

Light Up - Innovate Now

Our world is changing rapidly, and businesses and entire industries are being shaken, disrupted and toppled. This is a huge opportunity if you can take advantage of it, but a massive threat if you don’t. Will you thrive or survive?

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You Have Just ONE Job …

 27th July 2016 by gihan

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When I was in Melbourne recently, Philippe Guichard gave me a gift of his ingenious device, Cablestop:

Cablestop solves just one problem, but it’s a common problem: When you unplug your phone after charging it, the charger cable slides off More ...

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How To Innovate With Distributed Teams

 3rd June 2016 by gihan

How To Innovate With Distributed Teams

Innovation is everybody’s business, and it’s more challenging with a distributed team. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t happen – it just has to be designed and engineered into your work practices.

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Want To Succeed More Often? Celebrate Failure

 20th May 2016 by gihan

You’ve heard the saying, “Fail fast, fail often” as a guide to success, but what about the idea of deliberately celebrating failure?

Astro Teller, the director of Alphabet’s moonshot factory, X, talks about this fascinating idea More ...

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Will This Technology Transform Your Business?

 4th May 2016 by gihan

Will This Technology Transform Your Business?

I recently attended the Next Big Thing Summit in Melbourne, featuring a showcase of innovation and technology. One of the cool things I did was to get a 3-D map of my face, from Mark Ruff at 3dbodyscan.com.au.

He had a small booth set up at the More ...

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Fan the Flames of Innovation

 29th March 2016 by gihan

Fan the Flames of Innovation

Creativity is about generating ideas, and innovation is about putting them into action. To make a difference, it’s not enough to just generate the ideas. Acting on an idea not only creates real change from the idea itself, but creates a More ...

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Housing Challenges and Innovations for the South West of Australia

 15th March 2016 by gihan

In the next three weeks, I’ll be speaking at two conferences in the South West region of Australia – just “down the road” from where I live in Perth.

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Give Them Permission to Innovate

 8th March 2016 by gihan

You don’t need special rooms with bean bags and coloured walls to inspire creativity. Instead, simply make innovation part of your regular environment. Instead of creating physical space, start by giving them permission to be innovative:

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Look Beyond Your Hierarchy

 27th January 2016 by gihan

Look Beyond Your Hierarchy

New York City, like many other large cities, is the home to many cyclists – about 200,000 a day, according to the city’s research. Most of those cyclists take their bicycles home safely every day, but a small percentage of those bicycles More ...

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YouTube Has Created Huge Opportunities for Individuals

 14th January 2016 by gihan

Charli’s Crafty Kitchen, run by eight-year-old Charli and her five-year-old sister Ashlee, has one of the biggest food and cooking YouTube channel in the world. They couldn’t have done that 10 years ago because TV used to control visual access More ...

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