Perth Leadership Institute - Innovation and innovators Wed, 20 Nov 2019 21:12:47 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb The first Tesla on Europa?
The amazing Musk has done it again with the Falcon Heavy! Is it possible he did even more than he told us?   According to news reports the original SpaceX launch plan was to get into Mars’ orbit, but the space module overshot and is now on its way to the asteroid belt, where it would presumably be lost. Such a pity.   Hmm now let me see. Overshoot?...]]> (etedprince) Innovation and innovators Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:13:24 +0000
Is innovation a disease?
Bitcoin, ICOs, blockchain, fintech, CRISPR+20, RAS, gene splicing, XNA, SpaceX, Hyperloop, the Boring Company, algorithms, AI, Siri, and so on and on and on… Incubators, accelerators, innovation hubs, skunk works, Chief Innovation Officers, innovation catalysts, learning to be an innovator, blah blah and so on and on and on… People glued to their s...]]> (etedprince) Innovation and innovators Sat, 06 Jan 2018 13:53:39 +0000
Self-driving vehicles – less crime, more social control
Just some idle speculation on my part while I was flossing my teeth. You know, thinking about life when I’m not allowed to drive a car, which looks like it could be soon. Ah well… So it looks like self-driving cars are well on the way. Doesn’t that mean there will be a lot less accidents? The statisterati say that 95% of motor vehicle accidents are...]]> (etedprince) Innovation and innovators Sat, 25 Nov 2017 18:40:23 +0000
The End of Restaurants?
I just returned from one of my regular trips to China. Air quality worse, even more traffic. BUT a Cambrian-like explosion of bikes and bike-sharing (see Ofo ) and now, lots more yummy takeout. Americans invented takeout right? How dare the upstart Chinese try to beat us at our own game? But they have: massively. China and the US are on different p...]]> (etedprince) Popular Culture Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:04:03 +0000
AI – Let’s move beyond party tricks!
Right now AI is really hot. But to me it’s boring, showing no imagination. Siri still performs at the level of a very dumb 5 year old. Self-driving autos work but the tech is soooo incremental. Basically AI is all about performing party tricks. When will it get truly smart, even shocking? I am sure you have heard of the famous American science fict...]]> (etedprince) Innovation and innovators Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:01:44 +0000
Should we deliberately slow down innovation?
Did you notice that Alvin Toffler, author of “Future Shock ” just passed away? His book was published in 1970. That was well before the Internet, Twitter, Facebook and even photocopiers and hand-held electronic calculators. Think what he would say today? Clearly the pace of change has accelerated dramatically since Toffler alerted us to the problem...]]> (etedprince) Innovation and innovators Fri, 15 Jul 2016 22:53:08 +0000
e-Wallets – China is Winning
For all the angst about the problems in the US, at least we still lead the world in innovation, right? Not so fast, read on for this telling little story. The US Is still in the throes of deciding which e-wallet it will use. There’s a ton of them around so mass appeal is limited until John Q. Public makes up his tiny mind. Then retailers can finall...]]> (etedprince) Economics and finance Sun, 24 Jan 2016 14:03:54 +0000
The Unicorn Innovation – Address Dumbed-Down Basic Needs
Unicorns are so….fashionable. You know what they are right? Startups valued at at least $1 billion, amazing right?. Right now in the US there are over 80 unicorns, mainly in Silicon Valley. One of them, Square, just went public at a valuation of $6 billion which was felt to be a low figure now. Hmmm. Now there are so many unicorns that there is a n...]]> (etedprince) Innovation and innovators Sat, 05 Dec 2015 14:22:26 +0000
Are Narcissistic, Uncaring People the Most Successful Leaders?
I just saw the Alex Gibney’s documentary about Steve Jobs, “ Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine” . It’s more true to the man than Danny Boyle’s “ Steve Jobs ”, also showing now. I’ve already showed my hand in my blog post on the 2013 film “ Jobs ”: “ Can a Narcissistic Bully be a Good Leader ? So what’s the message? Jobs was a visionary, bullying, ...]]> (etedprince) Innovation and innovators Sun, 18 Oct 2015 15:27:55 +0000
Does Work-Life Balance Reduce Innovation?
Did you notice that Goldman Sachs (of all companies!) has just forbidden its interns from working after midnight ? Seems like their HR people, if not the pooh-bahs, have just suffered an attack of political correctness aka social responsibility. So even if one of their starting interns wants to work his version of overtime (like into the wee hours)...]]> (etedprince) Innovation and innovators Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:15:05 +0000
Cheating is a form of innovation
Have you heard about the scandal with cheating on the SAT? It’s particularly prevalent in Asia with Chinese and Korean students being repeat offenders. The organizations behind the cheaters go to some considerable lengths to get the SAT questions . They send questions to phones by text and other means. The stakes are rising though. Some cities in C...]]> (etedprince) Innovation and innovators Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:19:34 +0000
Most innovators are spotters not creators – but that’s fine
Over the last couple of weeks I have been conducting coaching for innovators identified using our psychometric assessments. This has reminded me of an important issue that usually gets overlooked in discussions on innovation. In the conventional wisdom, an innovator is someone who thinks up an idea and then (maybe) does something with it. I have bl...]]> (etedprince) Innovation and innovators Sat, 06 Jun 2015 22:48:25 +0000
There’s no innovation without innovators
You know the usual approach to innovation in a corporation. Hold an offsite for brainstorming and to stimulate creativity. Get a big-name consultant. Team comes up with an idea, makes a plan. Does a public relations blast announcing their breakthrough idea. Fails. Do again. Fail again. If that wasn’t the case the vast majority of organizations woul...]]> (etedprince) Innovation and innovators Mon, 18 May 2015 04:14:09 +0000
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