Kill Your Business to Keep it Alive! Organisational Implosion for Post-Innovation Survival.

Kill Your Ideas Early In a blog post by Peter Diamandis last weekend, he gave some hot tips on how to organise creativity. The advice is based on his work with semi-secret R&D facility Google X, or  X as it’s called now. It’s an interesting read, and there was particularly one section which grabbed my attention. Principle 2: Try to Kill Your Best Ideas Early. According … Continue reading Kill Your Business to Keep it Alive! Organisational Implosion for Post-Innovation Survival.

A Stakeholder Model for the 21st Century

Who’s left out? Every time we create a stakeholder model we exclude someone or something. We consciously or unconsciously decide that only some groups have something at stake – are holders of stakes, are affected by our actions, objectives and policies. According to Wikipedia; the stakeholder concept was first used in a 1963 internal memorandum at the Stanford Research Institute. It defined stakeholders as “those … Continue reading A Stakeholder Model for the 21st Century

SEEKING: New metaphors for heroic entrepreneurship

Most futurists like to use models and frameworks to help people make sense of the world. Here follow two metaphors that I use sometimes when I try to communicate foresight. They can also be used for entrepreneurship. The Hero’s Journey   You’ve probably seen Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey from his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces. This so-called monomyth is an archetypal narrative, which … Continue reading SEEKING: New metaphors for heroic entrepreneurship