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Mind Mapping for Business... Are You Serious?

Mind Mapping for Business… Are You Serious?

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Time and time again I get asked and challenged on an age-old issue of whether or not mind mapping is, at worst, just another fad, a ”nice to have” or,... read more

The Best Way to Find a Great Business Idea

The Best Way to Find a Great Business Idea

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Plenty of would-be entrepreneurs stand around waiting for inspiration to strike. What’s holding them back? The notion that they must first come up with the perfect idea. If this line... read more

How Enterprise Software Helps Companies Compete Better

How Enterprise Software Helps Companies Compete Better

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During the US Great Recession (2007-2009), American companies explored low-cost, high-value technologies such as cloud computing to automate manual or routine tasks to save money and keep their doors open.... read more

Innovation: Hedge First, Optimize Later

Innovation: Hedge First, Optimize Later

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There is a sequence to growth, an implicit order. Consecutive development activities are initiated and concluded by the forward and aft positions. We look out to discover opportunities and threats... read more

Mind The Gap: Providing IT Services That Scale

Mind The Gap: Providing IT Services That Scale

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Cloud hosting platforms for business are booming. From the SMB sector to enterprise clients, VMware, AWS, and Azure are seeing record gains. These are variously parsed out into the many... read more

The True ROI of Design: A Closer Look at Research from Around the World

The True ROI of Design: A Closer Look at Research from Around the World

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We’ve all made big time decisions based on the quality of design. Yet—in a time of shrinking budgets and the pressure to deliver value for the dollar, it can be... read more

Cash, Credit, Or Apple Pay? Are Digital Payments The Way Of The Future?

Cash, Credit, Or Apple Pay? Are Digital Payments The Way Of The Future?

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We’ve come a long way from the basic options of paying with either cash or credit. Consumers are now paying for things digitally – using smartphones, digital wallets or even... read more

The Inexorable Rise of the Chief Collaboration Officer

The Inexorable Rise of the Chief Collaboration Officer

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The rise of mobile and the consequent explosion of consumer apps has led to a blurring of the lines between how people communicate in their personal and professional lives, sparking... read more

Innovation: Master the Art of SODOTO

Innovation: Master the Art of SODOTO

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Ornithologists report that New Caledonian crows fashion twigs into tools for collecting and extracting insects from the hollows of trees. What is more remarkable is that these birds pass their... read more

Innovation Update: The New Normal, Blurred Roles, and Crowd Collaboration

Innovation Update: The New Normal, Blurred Roles, and Crowd Collaboration

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The technological advancements of the last decade have allowed disparate organizations around the world to become increasingly interconnected. More than that, they have opened the doors to a mutual, global... read more

8 Historical Business Facts You Didn't Know Until Now

8 Historical Business Facts You Didn’t Know Until Now

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When we think about business, we might conjure thoughts of large corporations, sole entrepreneurs, or mid-sized offices; we think about the American Dream and working hard to deliver a great... read more

Trashcan on the side

Don’t Throw Email in the Trash

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From before the dawn of the internet, email has been a central part of online communications.  Its roots can be traced back to the 1960s and the oldest email standard... read more

iPad POS System in Store

The New Tech Revolutionising Retail

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It’s a very exciting time to be a retailer at the moment. After a long lull in innovation following the dot-com bust, overseen by the huge incumbents; NCR, Micros, Microsoft and... read more

Digital Royalty’s Amy Jo Martin: Why Innovation Is Worth the Work

Digital Royalty’s Amy Jo Martin: Why Innovation Is Worth the Work

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Innovation looks good on paper, but few established organizations are able to make it happen in practice. When I interviewed Digital Royalty’s founder Amy Jo Martin, the bestselling author of... read more

Is Your Management Structure Helping or Hindering Innovation?

Is Your Management Structure Helping or Hindering Innovation?

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Should You Destroy the Hierarchy? The traditional top-down structure in organizations can be a powerful inhibitor to innovation. It is a reflection of a command and control style of leadership... read more