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 […]

Questions To Ponder about Before Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Work

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Premise: We are entering an era where there is a good likelihood that we will be working along with some form or kind of artificial intelligence in our career. If you Agree If we agree on this premise, then we need to start thinking about some of the following questions: Why do we think that this is likely? What would that look and feel like? How will the AI – Human interaction evolve? What kind of work will the AI do and what kind of work will we humans do? What will be the composition of the teams? What happens […]

The Role of Creativity in the Life of a Product Manager

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The Role of Creativity in the Life of a Product Manager by Mukesh Gupta I have been invited to deliver a talk at an event titled – “A Day in the Life of a Product Manager“, which is scheduled for tomorrow (4th March 2017) and the talk is about “The role of creativity in the life of a product manager”. I personally believe that creative thinking is a critical skill that all of us need to develop among us but it is even more relevant if we want to be a product manager and give birth, grow and mature a […]