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Intrapreneurs are your early warning system

In 1986, in Britain’s mining industry, there were 200 redundancies issued. It was an underground movement to replace these jobs with technology. Those made redundant weren’t as disappointed as you might think even though they received no severance pay. In fact, they remained quite chirpy despite losing their jobs.   Canaries had been used in […]

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Shut the door, the entrepreneurs are leaving

I am not here to tell you it’s a problem when your good employees find a job elsewhere. Or that a great culture helps to retain them. I am not even going to quote the hundred millionth statistic that shows how it costs more to replace than to retain, that productivity is higher when peoples’ […]

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Trouble differentiating? Which Innovation approach is for you?

We used to get petrol from Service Stations. We’d pull up, stay in our cars and say “fill‘er up and can you check the oil, water and tyres please”. Not so anymore. Esso, Ampol and Golden Fleece names have disappeared too. The Big Oil Brands worked to differentiate themselves mainly through brand marketing given their […]

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Which business models are under attack?

CBA has bought a $300,000 robot to put in its innovation lab. That’s a pretty symbolic statement for a company with over 1100 branches. Estimates of the impact of Robotic Process Automation on bank branch jobs vary considerably, potentially ‘saving’ between 20% and 50% of employee’s routine processing. As with driverless transport, the economic case […]

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Suffering from Innovation Overload and still no bloody clearer?

  Atlassian did it to Enterprise Software Kaggle did it for data-science Netflix did it for movies (3 times) Airly is about to do it for Air Travel in Australia Waddle did it for working capital Kickstarter did it for entrepreneurs Slack did it for projects and Pokemon did it for AR   What did […]

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A Smack for Professional Services

Well its only gunna be a smack if (A) you love status quo and don’t want to change/improve AND (B) you are NOT already a leading version of your industry. We walk into the doctor’s practice, wait for… now let me think… too bloody long and then have the pleasure of being called from afar, […]

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The Pony Express showed us a way to innovation

The Pony Express showed us a way to innovation, but more on that in a minute… Put simply, there are two ways to innovate. (1)    Product and Service Innovation (2)    Business Model Innovation (new ways of working) Some of the world’s biggest and most successful start-ups have focused on (2) whilst many large incumbents are […]

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