business development

How Do You Define INNOVATIVENESS? Getting it Wrong Could Cost You

Underlying an innovative culture driven by an innovative leader is innovativeness. Innovativeness drives business growth by increasing innovation opportunities.

Startup Ideas are NOT Inspired on the Spur of the Moment!

Based on research in the market and in many countries, I tried to figure out the exact mechanism by which startup ideas are created. Aim is to facilitate and expedite this process for would-be entrepreneurs. Is it mainly a matter of brainstorming effort or are external factors at play?

Five Business Shifts That Will Put Learning at The Heart of The Agenda

In our recent book The Future Reinvented, we are argued that, in the face of seemingly unprecedented change across society, learning at every level is central to survival and growth.

The Best College Degree Programs to Consider for the Future

Choosing a college major is a big decision. You want to find a career that you’ll love, but you also want to earn a decent living. Well, you’re in luck! Several fields are in high-demand.

Running More Businesses at Once: Micro-Management vs. Macro-Management

As a business owner, finding the right management style will be one of the most important things you do. Your management technique should benefit your employees and most crucially, your business. Unfortunately, getting the balance right between micro-management and macro-management isn’t always easy.

Learn to Lead Effectively and Innovate Your Business

Businesses must adapt and innovate to succeed in today's marketplace. However, innovation is not a part-time undertaking. It’s the foundation for effective organizational management and taps into the creative power of staff members.

Small Business is Getting Bigger: How to Keep Innovating as Your Company Grows

Business innovation benefits business owners and consumers alike. It helps grow competitive advantage in saturated markets and time and time again have proven to be financially lucrative and socially inspiring. It's crucial to any organization's long-term success and especially hard to scale and maintain.

Musings of an Apprentice: Business Thinking Meets Design Thinking to Create a Design-led company

Abstract: A perspective of a redesigned, reformed and transformed business design professional. The author shares her journey, experience, progress, and point of view on today's often discussed "design thinking or building a design-led innovation culture."

Everything Small Businesses Need to Know About ISO Certification

The ISO 9000 international standard family is primarily meant to normalize and maintain various aspects of quality management. ISO 9001, one of the most prominent, explicitly establishes best-practices for Quality Management Systems (QMS) across a variety of industries.

To Transform Your Business, Do This

When the Commission for Environmental Cooperation launched a challenge to the youth of North America, they received hundreds of unique, green business proposals. The young entrepreneurs competed for seed funding and came up with some truly disruptive ideas.

How to Become a Business Linchpin: The Desirable Skills and Tools of Successful Workers

Some years ago, I had read Seth Godin’s book, Linchpin, which detailed the importance of becoming a critical component of the workplace environment. I’ll spare you the details, but the idea was to learn and apply as much as you could so the business was reliant on your efforts.