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‘Innovation’ is not a nonsensical buzzword

- September 10, 2014 4 MIN READ

For quite a while, I was almost certain that I not only understood what innovation meant, but also what its impact was.

I never quite knew how to define it, but was sure innovation meant something that was new and amazing, and that it had the capability to deliver an impact in a big way.

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Startups, before you do anything else, think about your company culture

- July 25, 2014 3 MIN READ

For quite some time, the idea of company culture was an illusive fantasy I just couldn’t quite understand.

I knew well enough to know it wasn’t yoga at lunch, or ping-pong at morning tea. But I never really knew what it actually was and why it mattered, until I read a blog post by Ben Horowitz dubbed Programming Your Company Culture.

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The Great Balancing Act

- June 25, 2014 2 MIN READ

There is a great balancing act that exists in the space of corporation innovation today.
The balancing act between delivering shareholder returns and therefore maximising profit, and the pursuit of a new competitive advantage that will position the company ahead of incumbents.

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Hacking your way to continuous innovation

- June 6, 2014 4 MIN READ

There are numerous activities that an organisation or corporation can engage in to push aside traditional thinking, and try to ingrain a culture of continuous innovation. Hackathons are a popular choice at the moment, and contrary to popular belief, they don’t just have to be about technology.