Your First 100 Days

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Premise: I was teaching a set of people principles of intrapreneurship and at the end of the class, some one came up and asked me for help. He said that he has got a new role as a product manager in his current organisation and is not sure what he can do in the first 100 days to help put him on the path of success in his new role. Here is the advice I had for him. Be a Visionary Leader: This works if you are being brought into the role from outside of the organisation. One reason why […]

Innovation = Finding New Problems X New ways to solve problems

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  I read a post “See differently, to solve differently” by Mike Shipulski. He argues that innovation is all about solving problems (new/old) in different ways (new/old). There is great potential in solving new problems in new ways. He also argues that in order to solve new problems, we need to identify the new problems and one way of doing that is to look at the problem in new ways. He argues Systems are large and complicated, and problems know how to hide in the nooks and crannies. In a Where’s Waldo way, the nugget of the problem buries itself […]

PBTO54: The Fuzzy and the Techie- The Important Role of Humanities in a Tech Driven World

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/pushingbeyondtheobvious/54_PBTO54__The_Fuzzy_and_the_Techie-_The_Important_Role_of_Humanities_in_a_Tech_Driven_World.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Who is on the show: In this episode, we host Scott Hartley. He is a venture capitalist and author of THE FUZZY AND THE TECHIE , a Financial Times business book of the month, and finalist for the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company’s Bracken Bower Prize for an author under 35. Why is he on the show: Apart from being a VC and having written a good book, he has also served as a Presidenhttp://amzn.to/2rAeUmWtial Innovation Fellow at the White House, a Partner at Mohr […]

5 Rules to Follow – Simon Sinek

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I came across this video where Simon Sinek talks about 5 rules to live by. He shares these lessons through some very interesting and compelling stories. I highly encourage to watch the video below (about 18 mins). If you don’t have the 18 mins and want to know what are the 5 rules that he talks about quickly, they are as follows: Go after the things that we want: There are two ways to see the world – to see what we want or to see everything that stands in the way of what we want. Rule is – We can go […]

The Creative Process

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Today, I came across two extremely creative ideas, that made me think about creativity and how do we get creative ideas. What follows is my take on how we become and stay creative. First, lets look at the creative ideas that inspired this post. Idea 1: Iftach Gazit’s Sous La Vie bags cook meals in the washing machine. Designer Iftach Gazit has created a paper bag which can cook food in a washing machine, alongside the clothes that are being washed as well. Gazit’s bags are made from waterproof Tyvek paper, which keeps the food soap-free. They have an inner sealed […]