Editorial

Running = Innovation (Learning from Personal Record in Berlin Marathon)

Prof. dr. Stefan Stremersch had an epiphany while running his personal record time in the Berlin Marathon. Running is innovation. Running needs innovation, for example when it comes to new solutions for improving endurance running equipment. In this article he talks about big brands such as Nike and Asics and why are they are (un)successful. But innovation also needs running: running teaches you characteristics that are needed to make innovation into a success. Read prof. dr. Stefan Stremersch his view on this below.

What Will our Children Do? 20 Jobs of the Future

Back in January 2010 we wrote a report for UK government on The Shape of Jobs to Come. The study highlighted new jobs that might emerge in the global economy by 2030 as a result of exponential developments and breakthroughs in science and technology. Many of those are now real jobs and the rest are still likely to materialise.

2019-10-15T15:29:40-07:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Editorial, Trend Alert|Tags: , , , , |

20 Ways Business Meetings and Events Might Change in the Next Five Years

What are the key driving forces shaping the emerging future of business meetings, events, and conferences? The next five years promise to bring fundamental changes across society – from the clients we serve, to the technology we use, and the needs and priorities of business – literally everything is "up for grabs".

2019-10-15T15:29:42-07:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Editorial, Organization & Culture, Trend Alert|Tags: , , |

5 Business Innovators of 2019

Innovation is what creates progress and change. Without the introduction of new ideas and processes, we'd never get any further in life than where we are right now. In business, specifically, innovation means changes to technology and the economy. By always releasing a new, better product, companies constantly up the game to be better in every field.

2019-10-15T15:29:42-07:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Editorial, Leadership, Trend Alert|Tags: |

Your Business Relationship With the Veteran Community

On May 27, it will be Memorial Day, a day to honor those who lost their lives in military service since the Civil War. Supporting the troops is an integral part of American culture because our military is responsible for protecting our values. What is a country without people who are willing to protect it?

2019-10-15T15:29:46-07:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Editorial|Tags: , , , , , |

The Future of Idea Management

As the Co-founder at Viima, an idea management software company, I frequently get asked about the future of idea management. With the amount of innovation that we’re seeing across industries, it’s hardly surprising.

Florence: Lessons from a Global Innovation Hub

While discussing innovative cities, one can’t help but think about those that were major catalysts for change in the past: Athens, Istanbul, Hong Kong, and Florence, for example. But how do they compare to more modern innovation hubs such as Silicon Valley, London, or Singapore? In this article, we’ll look at Florence - and 10 recognizable and applicable elements that contributed to its success throughout the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. We’ll also look at how Florence spurs innovation today.

Editorial: From fortress of innovation to eco systems

Leading companies in Europe have abandoned their old and more or less closed systems, and are building new eco systems that include collaboration with academies, suppliers and sometimes even competitors to create more value for their customers. These companies are examples of a successfully managed innovation process.