The Hard Thing About “Digital Transformation”

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The Hard thing about Digital Transformation by Mukesh Gupta Premise: Everywhere you go on the internet, there is one thing that is prevalent. No, I am not talking about Donald Trump, though he seems to be prevalent almost everywhere as well. I am referring to “Digital Transformation”. I have been reading about digital transformation everywhere i go on the internet for sometime now and yet, I don’t yet see true success story of a brand or a business that has actually successfully gone through and transformed, in the true sense of transformation. The question is why is this so? Any […]

4 Simple Ways to Get Lucky

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4 Ways to Get Lucky by Mukesh Gupta In an experiment, social scientist Richard Wiseman, placed advertisements in national newspapers and magazines, asking for people who felt consistently lucky or unlucky to contact him. Over the years, 400 extraordinary men and women volunteered for his research from all walks of life: the youngest is an 18-year-old student, the oldest an 84-year-old retired accountant. He gave both lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to look through it and count the number of photographs  in the newspaper. On average, the unlucky people took about two minutes to count the photographs, whereas the […]

4 Simple Questions That Can Re-vitalise Growth for Your Cash Cow

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Every organisation that has seen some success has some form of a cash cow, which continues to grow and provide the fuel necessary for the organisation to invest in new products or services, which can bring in the next level of growth for the organisation. It is also inevitable that at some point in time the growth in the cash cow would slow down. If by that time, the organisation doesn’t already have another product/service that can take the place of the cash cow, then the organisation is in troubled waters, when it comes to continuing to grow. The general […]

How to Overcome Barriers to Innovation In Your Organisation

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Premise: Every organisation wants to innovate and they all have people with enough ideas to fuel their innovation efforts, but somewhere these ideas get stifled and innovation ends up remaining an intent only. So, what is it that stops organisations to innovate and is there a way to systematically remove these barriers? Overcoming the Bias for Creativity: Dr Jennifer Mueller, in her book Creative Change has shown that we are inherently biased against creativity, as individuals and as organisations. She explains that when it comes to evaluating interesting & creative ideas, we can fall into one of two mindsets – […]

The Role of Imagination in Creating The Next Set of Breakthrough Innovations

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I stumbled across the article that Vannevar Bush wrote in 1945 for the Atlantic. You can read the entire post here. The reason I am interested in the post is because this post is a living proof about the role that imagination can play in the innovation process. He was able to predict in part what would the world look and feel like much ahead of his own time. What is interesting is also the method that he uses in order to come up with his ideas. Let me try to share what i learnt from his approach and how […]